Healthcare Informatics Degree Specialization
The field of Healthcare Informatics deals with health information and data and their storage, retrieval, and optimal use for problem solving and decision making. Healthcare technology is driving change and growth in healthcare today due to increased need for data and analysis. By earning a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration with a Healthcare Informatics degree specialization, you have the opportunity to acquire valuable knowledge of the healthcare industry, including business and technical skills needed to analyze and interpret data for a more efficient, cost-effective and accessible healthcare future.
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Our bachelor's degree program in Healthcare Administration with a Healthcare Informatics degree specialization may include these courses:
Health Services Information Systems
Health Services Finance
Business Intelligence and Data Analysis (with Lab)
Basic Medical Terminology
Apply technology to developing and maintaining healthcare informatics systems, including hardware and software solutions for managing patient records, insurance and billing data.
Examine multiple payment sources, reimbursement systems, the challenges of financial planning in healthcare and cost trends in the healthcare sector to gain an understanding of the complexities of healthcare financing in the U.S.
Learn about the political, social and economic influences on public healthcare policy in the U.S.
In this healthcare informatics course, learn how to design and implement a simple data system in order to organize, analyze and make business decisions based on data output.
Explore the life cycle of a project, gaining experience in budget and timeline management and learning how to function in a project leadership capacity.
Become familiar with the common elements that make up medical terminology, including the foundations for words that describe the human body, conditions, treatments and medications, among others.