Healthcare Informatics Specialization Career Opportunities
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 <strong> Health Sciences </strong>

College of
Health Sciences

Healthcare Informatics Degree Specialization

Healthcare Informatics Careers Overview

There are a growing number of careers in healthcare as the industry moves toward more sophisticated technology, digital record keeping and increased data security. When these are taken into consideration, there's a rising demand for those who have the skills to manage health-related information systems. Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.1

1 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm Site visited: February 26, 2014

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Professional Responsibilities

Career Options

Industries

Professional Responsibilities

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Informatics, you can be prepared to start a health informatics career with a knowledge of business intelligence and data analysis, information systems and policy and marketing as it relates to healthcare. Your professional responsibilities could include:

  • Gathering, testing and analyzing healthcare data using information systems
  • Helping to lead industry efforts to digitize medical records
  • Leveraging security methods to keep electronic medical information secure

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Career Options

DeVry University graduates with this specialization can be prepared for health informatics careers, such as:

  • Health Information Managers, who are responsible for maintaining patient records and ensuring their security.
  • Health Informatics Specialists, who are in charge of data analysis, computations, correlations, data base management, and applications as well as helping the professionals and individuals involved in the health sector understand the implications of the research and data.
  • Medical Informaticists, who are responsible for effectively organizing, analyzing, managing and using healthcare research data for decision making and delivery.
  • Health Information Management Technicians, who organize and evaluate medical records for accuracy and completeness.

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Industries

Health informatics careers are growing in a number of industries, including:

  • Healthcare facilities
  • Doctors' offices
  • Home care facilities
  • Hospital networks
  • Insurance companies

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