Online Master of Advanced Study in Health Informatics

Are you interested in the data-driven side of health care? If so, the Master of Applied Science in health informatics may be an ideal fit. In this master’s in health informatics program, you’ll learn how to contribute to improved patient outcomes across health care settings.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/17/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 10

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 30

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Build data analysis skills that you can apply in any health care environment

Health informatics has a wide range of applications, from managing hospital bed usage at a local medical center to addressing population health challenges on a global scale. In this master’s in health informatics, you’ll learn how health informaticians use data analysis and knowledge management methodologies to prevent diseases, improve patient safety and build decision support systems.

This program also focuses on the ways health informatics professionals use data and technology to create improved workflows in clinical settings, such as the use of dashboards and data visualization tools. Effective management and analysis of health data can lead to reduced costs and a higher quality of care. Informatics expertise is valuable across industries, such as in clinical and non-clinical health care settings, academia, community health, global public health and more.

What skills will I gain in a master’s in health informatics online program?

 

As a student pursuing this health informatics degree, you’ll focus on the analysis, science and interpretation of health care data. Rather than considering how technology works, you’ll gain an understanding of how data can be used to make improvements in public and private health care. Through your coursework, you’ll build your clinical informatics toolbelt, including:

  • Applying leadership theories.
  • Analyzing and interpreting large sets of health care data.
  • Communicating complex information to multiple audiences.
  • Recommending effective workflow solutions.

Additionally, you’ll explore the multidisciplinary nature of health informatics. You’ll learn how health informaticians collaborate with clinicians, biomedical and computational scientists, knowledge management professionals, educators and health care consumers to solve problems in health care delivery.

Why earn a master’s in health informatics?

 

This health informatics degree program allows you to develop a clear picture of how health care, technology and information sciences intersect. You’ll also understand the key role health informatics professionals play in improving patient outcomes. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to contribute data-driven solutions and make an impact as a critical component of the health care system.

Additionally, you’ll gain access to respected health care institutions. The College of Health Solutions fosters partnerships with the medical community, including Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, Honor Health, Dignity Health and more to provide you with professional resources and networking opportunities. After earning your master’s in health informatics, you’ll have the confidence and skills needed to take the next step in your health care career.

Does my master's in health informatics say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Health care informatics degree courses

You’ll build a clinical informatics foundation through a series of core courses that cover data analysis and modeling, health communication, innovative leadership and more. You’ll also explore your interests by completing electives on topics, such as data science, mobile health and modern health information technology. Courses you may take include:


Core

Current Perspectives in Health Informatics


Core

Fundamentals of Health Informatics


Core

Health Informatics Database Modeling and Applications


Core

Health Information Communication


Core

Leadership and Professionalism


Elective

Clinical Decision Support and Evidence-Based Medicine


Elective

Biostatistics with Computational Applications


Elective

Health Economics, Policy and Payment Models


What can I do with a master’s in health informatics?

This health care informatics degree prepares you for analytics-driven roles across a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, medical centers, clinical research organizations, start-up organizations, government agencies and more. Potential career titles include, but aren’t limited to:

Chief informatics officer

Clinical informatics analyst

Clinical research scientist

Data scientist

Director of clinical informatics

EHR information system analyst

Informaticist

Quality analytics manager

Learn from renowned experts in health informatics

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Learn from renowned experts in health informatics

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Master’s in health informatics online program admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Application requirements

Additional admission information

Developing the health workforce of the future

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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