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Master of Science in Health Care Informatics

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M.S. in Health Care Informatics Online Program

37 UNITS

The MS in Health Care Informatics program integrates health care technology, clinical analytics, leadership, and business knowledge and skills in preparing you for leadership in health care informatics in a variety of positions within health care organizations.

The 37-unit program consists of an orientation course (12-16 hours) followed by 12 seven-week courses and a final 14-week Capstone course.  All students take two foundational courses during their first term and complete the capstone project in their final term.

Online MS-HCI Program Overview

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At a Glance

24 months
37 Units
$925
May 9
April 10
2-3 years
42 Units
$1,640
September 5
August 1

Courses in the Online MS-HCI Health Care Informatics Track

Prior to beginning your first term, you’ll be required to complete the program orientation course, which generally takes about 12-16 hours. The course is self-paced but is mandatory. Please plan your schedule accordingly.

Term 1

Course Units

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides students with necessary skills to understand the basis for health care informatics. Empha…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides an overview of the health care delivery system, professional roles, care delivery models,…

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3

Terms 2-5

Course Units

This MS in Health Care Informatics course develops knowledge and hones skills concerning the management of people in healthcare organization…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics class provides information and skills necessary for leadership in informatics roles in health care system…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course focuses on the evaluation of patient safety and quality of care outcomes from a systems perspectiv…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides a forum for the exploration and evaluation of the financial environment of the health car…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides students with the necessary skills to perform statistical analysis of data in order to pr…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course emphasizes strategic planning and management as requisite to growth and survival of health care sy…

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3

Prepares students in the planning, analysis, design, and implementation of computer-based information and technology systems. Includes syste…

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3

Provides opportunities to gain advanced skills in data and knowledge management. Addresses applied skills in database design, data structure…

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3

These courses are offered in a carousel format – refer to the program plan for your start term to see when you will take each course.

Term 6

Course Units

This MS in Health Care Informatics class introduces theory and applied practice of clinical documentation systems. Includes hands on experie…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics class prepares students, based upon prior knowledge achieved in the health care informatics program, to a…

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3

This is the final course in the online section of the Health Care Informatics program sequence and is given during the final 14-week semeste…

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1

Courses in the Online MS-HCI Health Care Analytics Track

Prior to beginning your first term, you’ll be required to complete the program orientation course, which generally takes about 12-16 hours. The course is self-paced but is mandatory. Please plan your schedule accordingly.

Term 1

Course Units

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides students with necessary skills to understand the basis for health care informatics. Empha…

Read More
3

Provides opportunities to gain advanced skills in data and knowledge management. Addresses applied skills in database design, data structure…

Read More
3

Terms 2-5

Course Units

This MS in Health Care Informatics course develops knowledge and hones skills concerning the management of people in healthcare organization…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics class explores methods for measuring and analyzing the burden of disease in populations. Students will ap…

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course focuses on the evaluation of patient safety and quality of care outcomes from a systems perspectiv…

Read More
3

This MS in Health Care Informatics class prepares students, based upon prior knowledge achieved in the health care informatics program, to a…

Read More
3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides students with the necessary skills to perform statistical analysis of data in order to pr…

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3

This course will explore methods and tools to address a variety of health care issues by leveraging data to design, solve, and test a data-d…

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3

Prepares students in the planning, analysis, design, and implementation of computer-based information and technology systems. Includes syste…

Read More
3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides an overview of the health care delivery system, professional roles, care delivery models,…

Read More
3

These courses are offered in a carousel format – refer to the program plan for your start term to see when you will take each course.

Term 6

Course Units

This MS in Health Care Informatics class introduces theory and applied practice of clinical documentation systems. Includes hands on experie…

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3

This course will explore the application of machine learning (ML) to the health care setting. ML is a field of computer science that trains …

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3

This is the final course in the online section of the Health Care Informatics program sequence and is given during the final 14-week semeste…

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1

Courses in the Online MS-HCI Health Care Leadership Track

Prior to beginning your first term, you’ll be required to complete the program orientation course, which generally takes about 12-16 hours. The course is self-paced but is mandatory. Please plan your schedule accordingly.

Term 1

Course Units

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides students with necessary skills to understand the basis for health care informatics. Empha…

Read More
3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides an overview of the health care delivery system, professional roles, care delivery models,…

Read More
3

Terms 2-5

Course Units

This MS in Health Care Informatics course develops knowledge and hones skills concerning the management of people in healthcare organization…

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3

This course explores laws and regulations encountered by health care managers and leaders. Course focuses on strategies to reduce liability …

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3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course focuses on the evaluation of patient safety and quality of care outcomes from a systems perspectiv…

Read More
3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides a forum for the exploration and evaluation of the financial environment of the health car…

Read More
3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course provides students with the necessary skills to perform statistical analysis of data in order to pr…

Read More
3

This MS in Health Care Informatics course emphasizes strategic planning and management as requisite to growth and survival of health care sy…

Read More
3

Prepares students in the planning, analysis, design, and implementation of computer-based information and technology systems. Includes syste…

Read More
3

Provides opportunities to gain advanced skills in data and knowledge management. Addresses applied skills in database design, data structure…

Read More
3

These courses are offered in a carousel format – refer to the program plan for your start term to see when you will take each course.

Term 6

Course Units

This course will explore marketing principles and methods utilized in the health care industry from the perspective of a health care leader.…

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3

This course explores theoretical and applied principles of leadership in complex health care delivery systems. Students will explore health …

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3

This is the final course in the online section of the Health Care Informatics program sequence and is given during the final 14-week semeste…

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1

Medical Terminology Course

In addition to the courses listed above, students who do not have health care experience and basic knowledge of medical terminology will be required to enroll in the online Medical Terminology course before their first day of class. The online Medical Terminology course must be completed before the end of their first semester.


Tuition & Fees

Cost per unit: $925


Student Learning Outcomes

The curriculum is designed to achieve the following learning outcomes, in addition to the graduate learning outcomes shared across all of USD’s Master’s level programs.

  1. Develop specialized field knowledge and integrate knowledge with technical skills across content areas
  2. Demonstrate leadership skills, such as critical inquiry through field-based approaches and methods; organizational and technology management, and professional communication
  3. Apply multidisciplinary learning across contexts within the field, integrating knowledge and practice to improve health care delivery
  4. Reason from an ethical and legal perspective relevant to the field by acknowledging conflicting values or rights as they affect health care decisions

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