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Health Information Technology

University of Michigan-Dearborn

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
1315 USD/credit
1315 USD/credit
745 USD/credit
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About

The Health Information Technology program of University of Michigan-Dearborn develops professionals that can thrive in the ever changing world of healthcare data management.

Overview

Medical and healthcare organizations are Information Technology (IT) intensive organizations and rely on IT professions with healthcare knowledge to design, implement, manage and utilize their IT resources better. Health information technology careers give professionals remarkable new opportunities to improve quality and coverage in healthcare by lowering costs, helping to maximize efficiency and putting a stop to avoidable medical mistakes. Those with a dual passion for computer and medical sciences have a perfect career choice in Health Information Technology (HIT).

Advances in information technologies will change the way patients receive services and consume healthcare information. At the same time, healthcare providers, hospitals and insurance companies are under increasing pressure to provide quality services at affordable cost, hopefully with the help of advanced use of technologies. Technicians are needed for emerging jobs such as healthcare integration engineer, healthcare systems analyst, clinical IT consultant and technology support specialist. Students graduating the Health Information Technology program of University of Michigan-Dearborn would be able to have a direct impact on helping the improvement process currently happening in healthcare organizations.

What will I learn?

The goals and objectives of the graduate degree in Health Information Technology are:

Goal 1: Students will apply IT knowledge to solve organizational problems.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • design an information system for an organization
  • evaluate IT security risks of an organization
  • manage an IT project

Goal 2: Students will be conversant with concepts, terminology, institutions, professionals, and methods in healthcare.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • communicate complex healthcare concepts orally to healthcare providers, patients and payers
  • communicate complex healthcare concepts effectively in writing to healthcare providers, patients and payers

Goal 3: Students will provide IT solutions in healthcare contexts.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • synthesize healthcare data using analytical tools
  • design IT solutions within a healthcare context

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Economics of Healthcare
  • Management of Healthcare
  • Health Care and the Law
  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Information Management
  • IT Policy and Strategy

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
84
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1315 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1315 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1315 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1315 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    745 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 745 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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