Health Care Informatics Minor

College of Health Sciences

For information contact Joseph Grilli, DPA

The need for trained health informatics professionals to enter the job market continues to grow each year. The minor in health care informatics provides a strong, generalist foundation in this rapidly developing field. This minor is designed to prepare students to enter the health care informatics field and to enhance career advancement opportunities. This minor also provides the preparation needed for entry into Misericordia’s Health Informatics Masters program.

The health informatics minor consists of both MIS and informatics courses totaling 15 credits. The course sequence emphasizes a strong foundation in information technology and provides those skills students will need to succeed as they enter the health care informatics workforce. This minor explores the concepts and current issues in health informatics, and provides the basic MIS skills needed to work in the major healthcare systems areas such electronic medical record systems.

The HCI and MIS courses may be taken in parallel and should be taken in this sequence to ensure meeting course pre-requisites:

Course Sequence

MIS 110

Introduction to Information Systems

3

MIS 200

Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation

3

MIS 432

Database Management

3

HCI 110

Introduction to Health Care Informatics

3

HCI 120

Current Issues and Trends in Health Care Informatics

2

HCI 230

Health Care Informatics Internship*

1

Total 15 credits

*Students having experience in a healthcare organization either through employment or participation in another internship may substitute the HCI 240 Health Informatics Research Seminar for the HCI 230 internship.

Students should discuss how this minor will fit into their career and academic plans with both their advisor and with the Healthcare Informatics Program Director prior to selecting this minor.