Information Systems, MS Health Informatics Specialization

The health informatics specialization operates at the convergence of IT and health care, where evidence-based medicine, intelligent medical records, and data are leveraged to fuel more efficient, patient-centered health care, payment reform, and improved population health. Assessing health informatics needs from clinical, technical, operational, and financial perspectives, students gain familiarity with the use of standards, information architecture, standard terminologies, and decision analysis in complex health care organizations. Students develop insights into clinical care processes and how IT impacts patients, health care providers, caregivers, and other key stakeholders in a rapidly evolving health care environment.


Core Courses (4 units)

Course Title
CIS 413-DLTelecommunications Networks
CIS 414-DLObject Oriented Programming
or MSDS 430-DL Python for Data Analysis
CIS 417-DLDatabase Systems Design & Implementation
CIS 498-DLInformation Systems Project
or CIS 590-DL Capstone Research

Specialization Courses (7 units)

Course Title
MHI 402-DLIntroduction to Clinical Thinking
MHI 403-DLFundamentals of Health Informatics
MHI 405-DLHIT Standards and Interoperability
MHI 406-DLDecision Support Systems and Health Care
Any three electives
Web Application Development
Database Administration
Practical Data Science Using Machine Learning
Big Data Management and Analytics
Fundamentals of Network Security
Advanced Cyber Security
Disaster Recovery and Continuity
Management of Information Security
Information Technology Management
Information Technology Strategy
Project Management Concepts
IT Project Management
Information Technology Business Writing and Communication
Information Technology Finance

About the Final Project

Students may pursue their capstone experience independently or as part of a team. As their final course, students take either the individual research project in an independent study format or the classroom final project class in which students integrate the knowledge they have gained in the core curriculum in a project presented by the instructor. In both cases, students are guided by faculty in exploring the body of knowledge on information systems while contributing research of practical value to the field. The capstone independent project and capstone class project count as one unit of credit.

Course Title
Choose one
Information Systems Project
Capstone Research