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Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics

Rapid advances in technology have revolutionized many aspects of the health care industry, including the way health data is recorded, secured, and shared. The industry-wide implementation of electronic health records has increased access to information which is improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of heath care. With your Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics degree from the Golden State College, you will gain the knowledge to help health professionals provide optimal care.


The Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics focuses on the structure and function of information, health information exchange, privacy, security and interoperability standards, and the effective use of data in problem-solving and information governance. You will gain an extensive understanding of health informatics resources and tools, and you will learn how to apply them for research purposes to improve health care delivery. As a graduate, you will be able to: 

Apply principles of leadership in the development of strategic goals, achieving organizational outcomes and modeling professional values

Utilize health care information technology and statistical reasoning in organizational planning and decision-making

Evaluate health care outcomes using quality improvement and risk standards

Apply problem-solving approaches in the resolution of health care issues and digital management of health care information

Analyze data to improve clinical practices, organizational priorities, risk analytics, metrics, and trends

Propose the design, delivery, and improvement of software applications, training programs, and related courseware

Evaluate policies and procedures protecting confidential patient information in accordance with federal and state regulations

Develop strategic initiatives for information management systems and regulatory policies


Program Requirements

Total number of credits: 39 credits

Course Requirements: 39 credits

To be awarded the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics degree, all students must complete 39 credit hours with a 3.00 minimum grade point average in all coursework attempted at the University.

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The curriculum for the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics degree offers a multidisciplinary approach that will prepare you to meet the information needs of the health care industry. Coursework explores topics such as the foundations of health informatics, program management, systems analysis, technology management, health data governance, biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical research, and grant writing. 


Major Course Requirements (39 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)


Health Informatics and Analytics

HIA 601 Foundations in Health Informatics

HIA 608 Health Care Program & Project Management

HIA 610 Systems Analysis, Design & Technology Management

HIA 612 Technology Topics in Information Governance & Business Analytics

HIA 615 Management Topics in Information Governance

HIA 620 Data Visualization & Decision Support

HIA 625 Principles of Biostatistics

HIA 630 Clinical Research & Grant Writing

HIA 640 Providers Topics in Health Informatics

HIA 650 Advanced Topics in Biomedical Informatics

HIA 690 Health Informatics and Analytics Capstone


Master Health Care Administration

MHA 616 Health Care Management Information Systems


Master of Public Health

MPH 604 Principles of Epidemiology

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