Master of Science in Health Care Informatics (MHCI)
Motivated individuals who understand the relationship between people, health, information technology and the health care system are in great demand. In fact, employment positions in health care informatics are predicted to grow by 20% between 2016-2026. As an emerging discipline, which evaluates the acquisition, storage, retrieval and utilization of health data, health care informatics plays a vital role in enhancing the quality of care, reducing health care costs and enhancing health outcomes.
Lipscomb University offers a cutting edge curriculum that incorporates foundational and emerging topics in health care informatics, including blockchain technology, project management, and predictive analytics, which provides a solid foundation for your future within this growing field in health care.
Our Health Care Informatics Approach
Lipscomb University’s Master of Science in Health Care Informatics degree is designed to develop health care leaders with a deep understanding of health science, business, and information technology.
- The ideal student has a passion for understanding how information and technology can be used to change and enhance health care delivery and outcomes.
- Multidisciplinary training provides the ability to interact effectively with clinicians, administrators, business leaders, and IT professionals and to understand the challenges of each role.
- Weekend classes are offered year-round, with the full master's (MHCI) coursework completed in as little as 14 months and the HCI Certificate completed in only 5 months.
- “Cohort” program model, which means you stay with the same students through the entire program learning from, supporting and networking with each other.
- Prepares students for jobs in hospitals, health care consulting, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, insurance companies, governmental agencies, health-related software companies, business, industry and more.
Take your skills and knowledge to a new level. Earn your master’s degree from Lipscomb University and secure your leadership role in the high-demand field of health care informatics.
Classes begin each Spring and Fall and are offered on Friday evenings (4 p.m. - 8 p.m.) and Saturdays (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). This schedule assists working individuals to have work-life balance while completing the program.
Faculty & Student Publications
- Breeden, Clauson - JAMIA
- Wilson, Clauson - International Journal of Health Geographics
- Clauson, Breeden, Davidson - Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) - Supply Chain
- Clauson - Perspectives in Blockchain (BHTY)
Come Join Our Next MHCI Cohort
In making your decision on Lipscomb’s Master of Science in Health Care Informatics degree, consider the typical student profile:
- Strong background or interest in computer science, information technology, health care, or business analytics.
- Health care workers who have no informatics training.
- Information technology workers who have no health care experience.
- Recent graduates who want to enter the field of health care informatics, which supports solid growth potential both currently, as well as in the future.