Pharmacy Informatics

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The Pharmacist

Because of your background as a pharmacist, you are the ideal candidate for the unique jobs for pharmacy informaticians in the healthcare sector. Through your experience and training, you optimize how new technology could be used to address patients’ pharmaceutical care.

The Health Informatics program at the University of Illinois at Chicago can prepare you to pursue any of the career opportunities in this field.

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Why Choose Health Informatics?

If you currently hold at least a bachelor’s in pharmacy, our Master of Health Informatics can equip you to lead the planning, implementation and optimization of health information systems for major health and pharmaceutical organizations. This 14-course master’s degree program is designed to groom leaders in the transformation of healthcare information technology.

If you are a PharmD, our Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Informatics can show that you are highly proficient in the creation, operation and optimization of health information systems. This seven-course graduate-level certificate program is perfect for those who already hold a PharmD.

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

The University of Illinois at Chicago MSHI degree has the potential to qualify pharmacists for many different positions at a wide variety of organizations. The comprehensive degree program will allow pharmacists to complement their clinical training and expand upon their informatics knowledge for continued career advancement.

Careers

One of the advantages of earning your master’s degree or certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago is that you may qualify for several different types of positions at a wide variety of organizations. Our health informatics program is designed not only to 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.

With a master’s degree in health informatics, there are career opportunities within hospitals and other healthcare providers, public health organizations, research laboratories, medical software firms, insurance agencies, pharmaceutical companies and educational institutions.

Some of those positions include:

  • Pharmacy Information Officer
  • Pharmacy Informatics & Automation Manager
  • Pharmacy Informatics Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Clinical Applications Manager
  • Manager, Medication Safety & Information Technology
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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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