Anh Truong is among the students in the Master of Health Informatics program.
Good, current information is an essential component of good healthcare. A new breed of professionals is emerging to help both clinicians and consumers navigate and manage increasingly broad streams of health information. A combination of graduate training and practical experience prepares these specialists to work in any number of health-related fields, including clinical care, public health, consumer health, and medical research.
The University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI) and School of Public Health (SPH) offer a joint graduate program in Health Informatics. This program combines expertise of SPH in epidemiology, health management and policy and health behavior and education with that of SI in the design and evaluation of innovative and effective information systems and services. The first class began in fall 2012.
Students completing the 52 credit Master of Health Informatics will be well prepared to enter—and become leaders in—the health informatics field. Defining features of the program include its strengths in consumer informatics, population health applications and system-related human and organizational issues.
Students enrolled in any graduate level program at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor may pursue the 18-credit Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics. This residential on-campus program can enhance many graduate degrees and career pathways such as health informationist, medical librarian, and health care administrator.
For more information, visit healthinformatics.umich.edu.
This pathway is of interest to those who seek an ALA-certified graduate degree in information with health informatics certification. Those who select this option will graduate with a Master of Science in Information. For the suggested program of study and a summary of potential career outcomes, visit Pathway to Success: Health Informationist.