Tech’s Online Master’s in Health Informatics Ranks 17th in Nation

The Center for Online Education has published a list of the 25 best online master’s degree programs in health informatics. Michigan Tech’s online Master of Science in Health Informatics was ranked number 17.

The College of Computing’s graduate program can be completed entirely online, making it a convenient program for working professionals. It prepares graduates for professions that require a deep understanding of disease management, evidence-based medicine and health-care security.

Coursework includes topics in decision support systems, ethics, global health informatics and home care. There are three degree options: a thesis option that requires in-depth research, a practicum option that requires an independent study project and a coursework option that requires earning at least 30 credits through classes.

Graduates are prepared to enter careers in a variety of fields including information security firms, public health organizations and hospitals.

“The current job market for healthcare informatics is growing twice as fast as overall employment; 22 percent by 2022; yet the US is already seeing a shortage of qualified workers,” the Center for Online Education website says. “A large reason is due to the lack of individuals possessing both medical and technical knowledge to properly innovate in the field.”

Online programs like Michigan Tech’s are being developed to meet this specialized need. Read the list here.

Republished from Tech Today

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Summer 2017 PHF Graduate Assistantship Nominations Open

Applications for summer 2017 Portage Health Foundation Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m. Feb. 14 to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  • Must be a PhD student participating in health-related research that is aligned with the PHF’s mission
  • Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application
  • It must be two years after starting the graduate program at the time of application
  • Must not have previously received a PHF Graduate Assistantship

Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties. Non-resident students and international students are encouraged to apply if their health research is applicable to health needs and job shortages of our local community (obesity research, rural health, medical informatics, drug delivery and lab testing, physical therapy, etc.).

These assistantships are available through the generosity of the Portage Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD talent in health-oriented research areas. Applicants should be catalysts for promoting and improving the overall health of residents in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon counties through one of the following:

  • Health research and technology development
  • Health education or preventive and wellness initiatives
  • Rural healthcare access, informatics and assessment of care

Students who receive full support through a PHF Graduate Assistantship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a PHF Graduate Assistantship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

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