MS in Health Informatics

Build on your interests in technology, healthcare and research

UIC’s online Master of Science in health informatics program trains professionals who lead their organizations in the development and application of health informatics strategies to improve patient care, safety and outcomes. We offer a synergistic blend of information technology skills, health informatics knowledge and business management principles that prepare you for your career.

Courses are taught by cross-discipline faculty with expertise in multiple fields:

  • Clinical decision support
  • Mobile health
  • Organizational transformation
  • Healthcare data
  • Information systems design

Our integrated approach fosters interaction between faculty and students to create a unique online learning environment.

100% online to fit your busy schedule, the program covers a wide range of industry-relevant topics, including socio-technical trends, ethics, data analysis and health information technologies. Choose a  coursework-only or research with thesis track to fit your interests. Also available is a concentration in health data science.

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Your Career

Professionals who understand the relationship between information technology, professionals/providers, health and the healthcare system are in short supply. Well-educated and trained informaticians are highly sought to fill key roles in industry, academia, government and consulting. An MS in health informatics from UIC improves your potential in the competitive marketplace.

Potential job titles (and associated average salaries):

  • Chief information officer: $193,140
  • Director of information services/information technology: $137,150
  • Chief medical information officer: $274,950
  • Application systems analyst: $79,620
  • Clinical informatics director: $121,906
  • Consultant: $129,503
  • Informaticist (clinician): $101,814

Learn From the Best

  • Jacob Krive

    Jacob Krive

    Working in artificial intelligence, population health and clinical decision support

  • Spyros Kitsiou

    Spyros Kitsiou

    Focused on telemonitoring and mobile health interventions for individuals with chronic conditions

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    Ashley Hughes

    Researching how health care teams interact with technologies and leverage HIT (Health IT) to coordinate care

Understanding by Doing

Our masters students have the option to participate in a structured field experience practicum for course credit. You’ll create a practicum based on your individual goals, working with a professional expert in health informatics.

The practicum, usually 16 weeks, provides a foundation for professional development. You’ll refine skills and behaviors for successful practice in the complex healthcare environment. Through a mentoring relationship with the preceptor at your site, you’ll explore new opportunities for managing technology and organizational transformation in an environment that’s constantly changing.

The practicum experience will give you an appreciation of the relationships between organization culture, structure and behavior in enhancing the effectiveness of the healthcare system.

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The Master of Science in health informatics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).