Effective Fall 2019, the School of Nursing master's level Nursing Informatics specialty track will be merged with the MS in Health Informatics (MSHI) degree. The MS in Health Informatics is an interprofessional degree offered through the School of Nursing in coordination with the KU Center for Health Informatics. Faculty with foundations in nursing, health policy and management, and public health partner to offer courses for the degree.
Professionals in applied health informatics have skills in analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of information systems that support a full range of clinical and patient care functions. Graduates will be prepared for entry and mid-level positions in hospital or clinic informatics departments, electronic health record (EHR) vendors, public health organizations, and as consultants and/or staff in organizations that specialize in informatics and knowledge management. In addition to a foundation in information technology, special skills will be acquired in organizational change, project management and impact evaluation.
The MSHI degree is 40 graduate credit hours. Students will choose from among four discipline-specific specialty tracks. In consultation with a faculty mentor, a student in the Clinical or Project Management tracks can select a plan of study with all online courses to meet degree requirements. The Health Policy and Management and Public Health tracks require both online courses and courses offered on-campus at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
For more information about the Master of Science in Health Informatics degree program, please see the MSHI website.