Master of Science in Healthcare Management - Informatics

With the breaches in data security affecting healthcare institutions frequently in the headlines today, understanding security in information systems has become ever more important for today’s healthcare informatics manager.1 Most healthcare organizations today rely on a system that provides confidentiality and security of patient records. Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Healthcare Management – Informatics Concentration is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills in information systems, informatics, and information technology that will help them to prepare for careers in healthcare or related institutions. With courses taught by experienced faculty in the Computer Science and Information Technology programs, students have the opportunity to learn industry relevant instruction in key areas of information technology and system security.

The MSHCM-Informatics program aims to provide the tools and knowledge needed to help new leaders in the field of health informatics or enhance the skills of those already in health informatics positions. Courses address the use of technology to manage medical records, enhance the quality of health record management systems, and ensure electronic records compliance to regulatory and ethical standards. This program provides an emphasis on developing the competencies needed by healthcare management professionals in the area of healthcare informatics. Upon graduating, students should be equipped with informatics knowledge and skills to help them as they pursue work in the healthcare industry.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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TOTAL CREDITS

48

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses- Informatics
    CS651 Computer Systems Security Foundations 4
    CS660 Database Systems 4
    HCM655 Healthcare Informatics 4
    HCM690 Healthcare Informatics Capstone 4
    IT621 Enterprise Data Management 4
    Total Credit Hours: 20
    Core
    HCM612 Managing the Healthcare Organization 4
    HCM632 Systems in Healthcare 4
    HCM671 Healthcare Statistics 4
    HCM674 Health Policy in the United States 4
    HCM676 Healthcare Finance 4
    HCM677 Information Systems for Healthcare 4
    HCM678 Healthcare Law and Ethics 4
    Total Credit Hours: 28

    Total Credit Hours: 48

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  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Choose appropriate innovative technological solutions and data analysis to improve the quality of healthcare delivery
    • Use data management approaches to manage patient-centered electronic health data including abstracting data, compiling information and researching data
    • Describe features of the health information systems, healthcare delivery systems, and classification systems
    • Evaluate health records to ensure federal, state, privacy, ethical, security and confidentiality guidelines and regulations
    • Appraise a health IT system development life cycle from system analysis, strategy planning, system design, planning, creating, testing, and implementation
    • Explain data health standards, database designs, and principles of business continuity
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1. http://www.forbes.com/sites/danmunro/2015/12/31/data-breaches-in-healthcare-total-over-112-million-records-in-2015/#34c995b67fd5 (Visited date 4/26/16)

2. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20151024/MAGAZINE/310249962 (Visited 8/2/17)