Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Clinical Health Informatics
Health information technology professionals are in great demand. As the nation moves toward a more technologically advanced health care system, providers are going to need highly skilled health IT experts known as health informaticians to support them in the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records and other healthcare assisted technologies.
Health informatics is a discipline at the intersection of information technology, computer science, and health care that supports safe, timely, effective, efficient, and equitable patient-centered clinical care. Graduates have the opportunity to work on the clinical side at health care organizations, for the federal government, or on the business side for consulting firms and health care vendors. With a bachelor’s degree in health informatics, you may also continue your education with a graduate degree in a health care specialty including nursing, nutrition, physical therapy or many other professions.
Job opportunities in the clinical side of health informatics include working for health care systems in:
- information services
- project management
- health information management
- business/clinical intelligence
- quality and safety
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Students enrolling in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions bachelor of interdisciplinary in health informatics pursue a clinical track. For a health administration option, please contact the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
The bachelor of interdisciplinary studies in health informatics with a concentration in clinical informatics curriculum is a four semester course of study beyond the first two years of the undergraduate curriculum. Because of its professional nature, students apply for admission into the program and are formally admitted at the beginning of the fall semester of their junior year. Prior to admission to the program, students must complete the core curriculum. Ranking for admission is competitive, based on academic record. Student selection is based on: overall grade point average, science GPA, consistency of academic performance, grade trends and interpersonal abilities.