M.S. in Health Informatics
The innovative, interdisciplinary, and state-of-the-art MS in Health Informatics (HIM) program is an applied graduate degree that focuses on the design, development, and implementation of electronic health record (EHR) systems in health care. Temple University's MSHI is one of only six accredited masters degree programs accredited in the United States by the College of Accreditation on Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
The MS in HI is is designed for working professionals. The program is offered in collaboration of the Health Information Management Department of the College of Health Professions with the Management Information Systems Department of the Fox School of Business. Classes are offered on weekday evenings at Temple University's Center City Campus and at Main Campus in the state of the art Alter Hall. Although some courses may be offered on-line or in a hybrid approach, the interaction between disciplines from both the faculty and student perspective is a key component of the degree.
The MS in HIM consists of 30 credits (10 courses). Course work includes a work-related applied project and a graduate seminar. Topics include:
- Information Technology for the Electronic Health Record
- Healthcare Reimbursement Systems
- EHR: Ethical, Legal, and Advocacy Aspects
- Leadership in the Health Professions
- Database Design, Development and Data Analysis
- Health Information Systems: Standards and Electronic applications
- Information Systems: Modeling and Development
- Management of Information Technology