Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI)

Curriculum

The graduate-level curriculum in Health Informatics at the University of Illinois at Chicago provides you with a comprehensive, real-world approach to systems integration within the healthcare industry. This dynamic degree program encompasses the broad study of how healthcare data are collected into electronic health records (EHR), as well as how information technology systems are built to effectively house and circulate this data across organizations. In addition to delivering a solid foundation of technical knowledge, the 100 percent online curriculum also covers a wide range of industry-relevant topics, including clinical trends, government regulations and healthcare management best practices.

Upon completing the MSHI program, consisting of 38 credit hours, graduates will have a thorough understanding of the tools and practices used to improve the use of information technology throughout all facets of healthcare (including nursing, pharmacy, clinical care, public health and medical research).

In any concentration you can earn your degree by using your 12 hours of required electives to complete concentration requirements without additional time to degree completion. If you select the project and thesis research track you will need to complete additional hours with a concentration.

Courses will develop competencies in application of theory and models of consumer health literacy and patient engagement, health technology evaluation and use of mobile health and digital technologies. You can prepare to participate on a team with mobile health informatics and consumer health informatics professionals.

Prerequisite Courses (may be waived in some instances)

BHIS 406 Medical Terminology for Health Information Management 2 Hours
HIM 486 Fundamentals of Health Information Management 2 Hours

Core Courses (26 credits)

BHIS 437 Healthcare Data 3 Hours
BHIS 499 Information Sources in Biomedical & Health Information Sciences 1 Hour
BHIS 503 Communication Skills in Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 505 Ethics & Legal Issues in Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 510 Healthcare Information Systems 3 Hours
BHIS 515 Management of Healthcare Communication Systems 3 Hours
BHIS 520 Health Information Systems Analysis & Design 3 Hours
BHIS 525 Social and Organizational Issues in Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 530 Topics in Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 593 Health Informatics Capstone Experience 1 Hour

Electives (12 credits)

BHIS 509 Informatics for the Clinical Investigator 3 Hours
BHIS 511 Application of Health Care Information Systems 2 Hours
BHIS 514 Patient Safety Topics in Health Informatics 2 Hours
BHIS 517 Healthcare Information Security 3 Hours
BHIS 522 Mobile Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 527 Knowledge Management in Healthcare Organizations 3 Hours
BHIS 528 Consumer Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 529 Transforming Healthcare using Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics 3 Hours
BHIS 532 Theoretical Concepts of Clinical Decisions Support Systems 3 Hours
BHIS 533 Practical Implementation of Clinical Decision Support Systems 3 Hours
BHIS 534 Information Technology and Patient Safety 3 Hours
BHIS 537 Health Care IT Vendor Management 3 Hours
BHIS 538 Healthcare IT Administration 3 Hours
BHIS 540 Essentials in Health Data Science 3 Hours
BHIS 541 Healthcare Data Analytics 3 Hours
BHIS 542 Artificial Intelligence 3 Hours
BHIS 543 Healthcare Project Management 3 Hours
BHIS 546 Leadership Development in Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 554 Health Informatics Business intelligence Tools and Applications 3 Hours
BHIS 561 Programming for Health Analytics 3 Hours
BHIS 567 Healthcare Data Visualization 3 Hours
BHIS 575 Applied Statistics for Health Data Science 3 Hours
BHIS 580 Practicum in Biomedical and Health Information Sciences 3 Hours

Leadership in Health Informatics Concentration Courses

Offered fully online, and in line with UIC’s recognized national reputation in online graduate education, the Leadership concentration can be completed with two required courses and two electives that total 12 hours.

Required Courses for the Leadership Concentration

BHIS 543 Healthcare Project Management 3 Hours
BHIS 546 Leadership Development in Health Informatics 3 Hours

Elective Courses for the Leadership Concentration (Select 2 of 5 courses)

BHIS 535 Organizational Dynamics and Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 537 Health Care IT Vendor Management 3 Hours
BHIS 538 Healthcare IT Administration 3 Hours
BHIS 570 Human Factors and Cognition in Health Information Technology 3 Hours
BHIS 580 Practicum in Biomedical and Health Information Sciences 3 Hours

Consumer and Mobile Health Informatics (CMH) Concentration Courses

Students who choose the CMH concentration can earn their degree by completing two required courses and two electives for a total of 12 hours of specialized instruction.

Required Courses for the CMHI Concentration

BHIS 522 Mobile Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 528 Consumer Health Informatics 3 Hours

Elective Courses for the CMHI Concentration (Select 2 of 4 Courses)

BHIS 523 Advanced Topics in Mobile Health Technologies 3 Hours
BHIS 504 Qualitative Methods and Health IT Evaluation 3 Hours
BHIS 535 Organizational Dynamics and Health Informatics 3 Hours
BHIS 570 Human Factors and Cognition in Health Information Technology 3 Hours

Health Data Science (HDS) Concentration Courses

To earn the optional Health Data Science concentration, you must complete two required courses and two electives that total 12 hours.

Required Courses for the HDS Concentration

BHIS 540 Essentials in Health Data Science 3 Hours
BHIS 575 Applied Statistics for Health Data Science 3 Hours

Elective Courses for the HDS Concentration (Select 2 of 9 Courses)

BHIS 527 Knowledge Management in Healthcare Organizations 3 Hours
BHIS 529 Transforming Healthcare using Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics 3 Hours
BHIS 532 Theoretical Concepts of Clinical Decisions Support Systems 3 Hours
BHIS 533 Practical Implementation of Clinical Decision Support Systems 3 Hours
BHIS 541 Healthcare Data Analytics 3 Hours
BHIS 542 Artificial Intelligence 3 Hours
BHIS 554 Health Informatics Business intelligence Tools and Applications 3 Hours
BHIS 561 Programming for Health Analytics 3 Hours
BHIS 567 Healthcare Data Visualization 3 Hours