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Health Informatics

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New Master of Science in Health Informatics degree at The University of Findlay, located in Findlay, Ohio.

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Health Informatics

  1. 1. The University of Findlay Health Informatics Program John Richey, MBA, RHIAProgram DirectorThe University of Findlay1000 North Main StreetFindlay, Ohio 45840 Phone: 419-434-5594 Email: richey@findlay.edu Website: www.findlay.edu (Keyword - informatics) The University of Findlay 2012 1
  2. 2. Health Informatics - DefinedHealth informatics applies principles ofcomputer and information science to theadvancement of life sciences research,health professions education, publichealth, and patient care.◦ Source: www.amia.org The University of Findlay 2012 2
  3. 3. Health Informatics - DefinedThe science that allows for seamless andsecure access to patient medical records,laboratory results, medications and theiradministration, x-ray images, staffing,scheduling, supplies, inventorymanagement, and a variety of otheressential clinical and business functions. The University of Findlay 2012 3
  4. 4. Health Informatics Bottom Line – it’s all about the data! The more accurate and managed a healthcare facility’s data, the better their reimbursement potential The difference between success and failure will be the extent to which facilities leverage and use their available data Data analytics, data modeling and statistics skills are crucial The University of Findlay 2012 4
  5. 5. Health Informatics Program - MissionTo prepare individuals to influence thefuture of healthcare through the use of technology The University of Findlay 2012 5
  6. 6. Academic Program Structure Master of Science: ◦ 12 courses, 33 semester hours, six semesters or two years ◦ First students seated in Fall, 2011 ◦ Plan to seek CAHIIM Accreditation Certificate: ◦ Six courses, 17 semester hours, three semesters or one year, and ◦ ½ of Master of Science curriculum The University of Findlay 2012 6
  7. 7. Master of Science Curriculum HINF 501 - Introduction to Health Informatics HINF 523 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Informatics HINF 541 - Introduction to Clinical Information Systems HINF 553 - Database Systems for Healthcare HINF 570 - Research Methods in Informatics HINF 620 - Healthcare Delivery Outcomes HINF 622 - Healthcare Networking & Security HINF 632 - Politics and Policies in Health Informatics HINF 660 - Healthcare Project Management HINF 673 - Health Informatics Organizational Issues HINF 690 - Professional Practice Experience (Internship) HINF 691 - Capstone The University of Findlay 2012 7
  8. 8. Certificate Curriculum HINF 501 – Introduction to Health Informatics HINF 523 – Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Informatics HINF 541 – Introduction to Clinical Information Systems HINF 553 – Database Systems for Healthcare HINF 620 – Healthcare Delivery Outcomes HINF 690 – Professional Practice Experience The University of Findlay 2012 8
  9. 9. What sets Findlay’s program apart? Courses delivered mostly online – Hybrid:  Weekly, online, live synchronous sessions with instructor  Unscheduled asynchronous activities on your own  One in-person, on-campus session per course Degree requires a Professional Practice Experience (internship)  Unpaid, but valuable “bridge” into workforce  Internship placement as close to student’s home as possible No GRE required! The University of Findlay 2012 9
  10. 10. What sets Findlay’s program apart? AHIMA V-Lab Software:  Students use this suite of software applications to practice and build skills  Includes the Cerner Electronic Health Records system for real-world applied experience 33 Semester Hours  Lower cost as compared to other programs Small classes:  1 to 4 Faculty-Student ratio, yielding nearly individual attention! The University of Findlay 2012 10
  11. 11. Admission Requirements Possess Bachelor’s degree Apply online, $25 application fee Advising appointment Complete prerequisite courses Submit: ◦ Official transcripts ◦ Résumé ◦ Essay question responses ◦ 3 written recommendations The University of Findlay 2012 11
  12. 12. Students typically enter the program from four disciplines/backgrounds: Clinical: ◦ Nurse/Pharmacist/Physician/Technician/Other ◦ Wants to transition to “the business side” of healthcare Computer Science/Information Systems: ◦ Wants to practice in the healthcare arena Health Information Management (HIM): ◦ Medical Records/Electronic Health Records Business The University of Findlay 2012 12
  13. 13. Health Informatics Projected Growth The US Department of Labor estimates >20% growth in the demand for trained individuals prepared to be administrators, specialists, consultants, educators, and researchers ◦ National Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey The University of Findlay 2012 13
  14. 14. Work Settings for Health Informaticians• Acute care hospitals and systems• Physician offices/group practices• EHR Vendors• Academic institutions• Government agencies and the military• Public Health• Research facilities• Law firms and Insurance companies The University of Findlay 2012 14
  15. 15. Salaries for Health Informaticians Entry-level positions can pay $30,000 – $40,000/yr Administrative/executive-level positions can pay over $100,000/yr The University of Findlay 2012 15
  16. 16. Membership AssociationsFor health informatics-relatedprofessional practice support andmembership services, consider: ◦ The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) ◦ The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) ◦ The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) The University of Findlay 2012 16

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