Applied Health Professionals

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The Applied Health Science Informatician

Applied health science professionals, ranging from medical technologists to imaging professionals such as radiographers and sonographers, are utilizing clinical informatics strategies to capture and disseminate patient data to other members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. The use of informatics has created significant efficiencies in documenting clinical data which has improved patient care strategies.

Through the use of electronic health records (EHR), health providers have access to vital patient data such as medical history, lab results and medical images.

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Why Choose Health Informatics?

The Health Informatics degree program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) encompasses a variety of sub-disciplines, allowing clinicians and other healthcare professionals to complement their clinical expertise with a comprehensive informatics education. The comprehensive degree program has the potential to complement a clinician’s skills and expand upon his or her informatics knowledge for continued advancement within the industry.

Experience the Industry’s Premier Informatics Program

  • CAHIIM Accredited – the first master's-level health informatics program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Recognized – the nation’s largest health informatics program
  • Experienced – faculty are nationally recognized industry experts
  • Connected – elite network of classmates and alumni at the forefront of the industry
  • Flexible – enables multidisciplinary communication among students where expertise may be expanded to include the attitudes/perceptions of professionals outside of health IT
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Andrew BoydUIC offers courses in clinical informatics such as Introduction to Informatics for the Clinical Investigators. Hear from Professor Andy Boyd on how clinical informatics is being introduced at UIC.

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Jacob Krive, PhD, MBA, MS, CPHIMSAs health informatics becomes more relevant within healthcare, clinical professionals will need the proper training to better equip them with the skill sets they need to be more effective.

Why Choose UIC?

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The program at UIC incorporates an interdisciplinary health informatics curriculum and does not focus on healthcare or information technology alone. That means you can gain the skills necessary for a high-level position, while enhancing the managerial and leadership skills needed to lead in the healthcare industry.

Students who earn a degree in health informatics from UIC can expect:

A Valuable Reputation

To lead the market, the knowledge and skills acquired through advanced study must be top-notch. UIC set the precedent for a quality education in healthcare and continues to maintain that position.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Health informatics is a growing field in the healthcare industry, and entering the market requires an education that is comprehensive, current and practical. Professionals in this field must be able to justify the value of resources and tools that are developed. This program teaches how to effectively achieve desired results through leadership and negotiation skills.

A Suitable Learning Environment

Working professionals have a busy schedule. Knowing the high demand for informaticians and the professions of the incoming students, UIC created a program that conforms to someone who can log in to class anytime throughout the day, from any location and on most media devices.

Careers

Today, many organizations need qualified health informatics professionals. The University of Illinois at Chicago degree can help prepare professionals for positions within hospitals and other healthcare providers, public health organizations, research laboratories, medical software firms, insurance agencies, pharmaceutical companies and educational institutions.

One of the advantages of earning your master’s degree or certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago is the potential to qualify for many different types of positions at a wide variety of organizations. Our health informatics program is designed to not only focus on the implementation and optimization of information systems, but also to create the infrastructure that connects and enables the flow of critical information to and from each of the stakeholders in a patient’s care.

It is comprehensive enough to complement the skills of those with a clinical background, while also preparing those from a non-clinical background to make the transition into a new and exciting clinical informatics career. As a result, you will find opportunities within hospitals and other healthcare providers, public health organizations, research laboratories, medical software firms, insurance agencies, pharmaceutical companies and education institutions.

Some of those positions include:

  • Chief Clinical Informatics Officer
  • Director of Clinical Laboratory Informatics
  • Respiratory Therapy Informatician
  • Radiology Applications Specialist
  • Pathology Informatician
  • Research Informatician
  • Data Analyst
  • Diagnostic Imaging Informatician
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Resources

How the Affordable Care Act is Boosting Growth in Health Informatics

One of the many goals of the Affordable Care Act is to improve healthcare quality through the use of technology. The proposed technology varies from electronic health records to computer modeling used to track healthcare spending. The use of this technology and data to improve the health of patients and quality of care is called […]

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How Global Public Health Informatics Are Impacting Worldwide Health

In March, Ebola broke out in Guinea and has since spread to other African countries including Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. It’s the largest and longest outbreak ever recorded with a 50 percent death rate. This is just one example why now, more than ever, public health officials depend on technology to provide accurate data […]

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4 Ways Health Informatics Improves Patient Care

In previous years, the health industry relied on a paper-based system to organize, store, interpret, and integrate patient records and medical information. However, with the informatics industry booming and allowing for new electronic technology and information systems, clinicians now find this data stored in convenient coded computer systems. Here are a few ways health informatics […]

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4 Ways Cloud Technology Is Changing the Healthcare System

Nowadays, cloud technology is a part of everyday life. From backing up your phone to saving photos, the cloud offers storage and accessibility with just the click of a button. Yet cloud technology is a feature that provides benefits outside of personal use. With 83 percent of healthcare organizations using cloud-based applications, cloud technology is here to stay. Cloud […]

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