Master of Health Informatics
Program at a Glance
- Explore the processes and tools used to record, store, and analyze health care information.
- Apply your learning to a real-world issue in health informatics through a final capstone project.
- Earn your degree 100% online, while meeting the demands of your career.
- Learn from experienced professionals currently active in the field.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
Master of Health Informatics Overview
In today's electronic and data-driven health care industry, the need for experts in health informatics is expected to increase. Purdue Global's online master's in health informatics intersects health care, computer science, and information management.
Our master's degree can help you position yourself at the forefront of efforts to improve the nation's health care system. Learn to use information technology and information management concepts to improve the efficiency and quality of health care services.
You'll study how to:
- Design effective strategies based on concepts of leadership and innovation in health informatics.
- Assess the impact that economics, ethics, professional standards, and the law have on the optimization of health informatics.
- Evaluate public policy and health care policies and procedures to support health informatics innovation across systems.
- Implement health informatics best practices while drawing from social and behavioral sciences, and information technology.
The mission of the Master of Health Informatics program is to prepare graduates to assume key roles in the field of health informatics, and provide an engaging educational experience that incorporates the flexibility and accessibility offered via a fully online delivery format.
Accreditation and industry-driven competencies of health, information science and technology, and social and behavioral science domains will be delivered through curricular approaches driven by evidence-based learning practices.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
The field of health informatics (HI) connects computer science, information science, and health care.
HI professionals work with the processes and tools used to record, store, and analyze health care information, and communicate with both health care providers and IT professionals.
Our master's degree program is ideal for experienced health care professionals who are looking to advance their careers or for qualified IT workers who wish to transition into the health care industry.
Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a master’s degree program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
HIMSS-Approved Education Partner and Academic Organizational Affiliate
Purdue Global is recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as an Approved Education Partner (AEP) and Academic Organizational Affiliate.
HIMSS-Approved Education Partner
HIMSS-approved educational programs, which include the Master of Health Informatics, provide advanced knowledge in health information and technology or health care and prepare candidates to sit for the CAHIMS or CPHIMS exam.*
HIMSS Academic Organizational Affiliate
As an Academic Organization Affiliate of HIMSS, Purdue Global can provide students and faculty with resources to address global health and wellness through information and technology.
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
CAHIIM Digital Health Leader Certificate
Prepares you with the knowledge and skills necessary to interact with and effectively use digital tools and emerging technologies important in a rapidly evolving digital health care landscape.
Completion of a five-course series in the MHI program may qualify you to earn the digital health leader micro-credential and the CAHIIM Digital Health Leader Certificate. The Digital Health Leader Certificate Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).See the University Catalog for information specific to this program.
What Courses Will I Take?
Courses within the online Master of Health Informatics focus on the strategic and operational relevance and robustness of clinical information, resources, workflow, and connectivity within the health care industry and public health sectors.
This online master's in health informatics program culminates in the successful completion of a practice-focused capstone project that allows you to apply what you've learned to a challenging, real-world problem or issue.See All Health Informatics Courses
- Leadership in Health Care
- Project Management of Health Information Systems
- Health Care Data Analysis
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Information
- Information Systems and Technology Management
- Core Credits48
- Total Credits48
Choosing a Master’s Degree in Health Informatics
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What Can I Do With a Master's Degree in Health Informatics?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health service manager, a category that includes health information manager, is projected to grow 28%, much faster than the average for all occupations, from 2021 to 2031.† Graduates of Purdue Global's Master of Health Informatics can pursue many different career paths in a variety of settings including hospitals, primary care facilities, physician offices, insurance companies, and pharmacies.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Critical Thinking
- Active Listening
- Judgment and Decision-Making
Top Jobs With This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.
Get to Know Our Faculty
Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.View Health Sciences Faculty Directory
Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.
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*Certification Exams: Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.
†Job Growth for Medical and Health Services Managers: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.