Health Informatics Master’s Program Ranked Best in Midwest, 11th in Nation

The Michigan Tech online Master’s in Health Informatics has been ranked by Intelligent.com as best in the midwest and 11th nationally—rising from 17th nationally in 2019—b ahead of universities such as Stanford, Northwestern, and Boston University.

See the full rankings here.

Also, in November 2019, the website OnlineSchoolsCenter.com ranked Michigan Tech’s online Health Informatics M.S. program among the 20 finest online colleges and universities. Michigan Tech was the only school from Michigan to make the list. 

Intelligent.com is a free, editorially independent, privately-supported website. It aims to “connect students to the best schools that meet their needs” through “unbiased, accurate, and fact-based information on a wide range of issues.” Their rankings are based on aggregated publicly available data about colleges and programs across the country.

Health Informatics Virtual Info Night is Tues., Oct. 27

Are you thinking about attending graduate school? Are you open to learning about emerging career areas in which you can leverage your undergraduate courses in healthcare or computer science?


Register for Health Informatics Info Night

Join the Info Session

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., via online Zoom meeting, the Health Informatics Master of Science and Accelerated Master’s programs will present a virtual info session for current students.

Please pre-register for the free info session here.

A link to the virtual info session will be shared shortly.

From the general to the specific, the info session will cover what you need to know about applying for and completing a Health Informatics master’s degree at Michigan Tech.

Attendees will consider the benefits of an advanced degree, learn about the fast-track accelerated master’s program, review the the online application process, and more.

Associate Professor Guy Hembroff, Health Informatics graduate program director, and Jacque Smith, director of Enrollment Services for the Michigan Tech Graduate School, will host the info session.


Michigan Tech’s Online Health Informatics Program Among Best in Nation

The Michigan Tech Health Informatics Program is ranked among the top 20, and the only school from Michigan to make a ranked list of the the twenty finest online colleges and universities offering graduate degrees in health informatics.

The “Top 20 Online Schools for Master’s of Health Informatics Degree Programs for 2020” is published by the website OnlineSchoolsCenter.com The ranking provides readers with the twenty finest online colleges and universities offering graduate degrees in health informatics, according to their website.

Find the full list here.

November 14, 2019


Health Informatics Adds Certificates in Healthcare A.I., Security and Privacy

The College of Computing’s Health Informatics graduate program recently announced the addition of stackable graduate certificates in two high-growth areas: the Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Certificate and the Security and Privacy in Healthcare Certificate.

Designed for working professionals, as well as full-time students, the new certificates can be completed entirely online using a rich learning environment designed by Health Informatics’ faculty experts certified in online learning.

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare Certificate provides individuals with the ability to optimize resources and clinical workflow, enhance clinical quality and safety, detect healthcare fraud, and improve patient outcomes and access to care while decreasing costs. Careers in this area use the vast volume of digital health data to improve healthcare operations, safety, and delivery.

The Security and Privacy in Healthcare Certificate provides individuals with the ability to secure and protect the privacy of health information, comply with state and federal healthcare data regulations, ensure interoperability in the exchange of healthcare data, and ensure healthcare systems are capable of successfully adopting new technologies to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care.

Each certificate requires the completion of three courses (9 credits). Students who complete both certificates will earn 18 credits towards the required 30 credits for a Health Informatics master of science degree, which can also be completed entirely online.

The certificates’ courses have been developed to build critical skills in healthcare, artificial intelligence, and security and privacy, thus there are no prerequisites to get started.

Guy Hembroff, Ph.D., Director of the Health Informatics program

For emerging details about these new certificate programs, please visit the Health Informatics website.


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

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

“The current job market for healthcare informatics is growing twice as fast as overall employment; 22 percent by 2022; yet the U.S. 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.”

Michigan Tech’s Health Informatics program has been developed specifically for this specialized need.

The Michigan Tech Health Informatics graduate program can be completed entirely online, making it a convenient for working professionals.  Graduates are prepared for professions that require a deep understanding of disease management, evidence-based medicine, and health-care security.

Health Informatics students select one of three options:

  1. Thesis Option: Requires in-depth research.
  2. Practicum Option: Requires an independent study project
  3. Coursework Option: Requires successful completion of at least 30 academic credits through online or on-campus courses.

Coursework topics include:

  • Decision support systems
  • Ethics
  • Global health informatics
  • Home care

Graduates are prepared to enter careers in a variety of fields including:

  • Information security firms
  • Public health organizations,
  • Hospitals

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.

Republished from Tech Today.