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.


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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