MS in Health Informatics

Abby Kazley, Ph.D., MSHI Division Director.

The online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is designed primarily for working health care professionals who wish to specialize in health informatics with a focus on data analytics. Graduates are prepared to manage, use, and evaluate health care information systems such as electronic health records (EHRs), data management, and analytic systems. They also gain firsthand experience in working with leading experts in telehealth through MUSC’s Center of Telehealth, one of only two Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)-designated Centers of Excellence for Telehealth in the nation. The program prepares students to assume positions such as:

·         Data Analytics Officers

·         Clinical Systems Analysts

·         Health IT Project Managers

·         Implementation Specialists

·         Chief Medical/Nursing Information Officers

The program offers a thesis option to students interested in conducting health informatics research.

The Master of Science in Health Informatics degree program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commissionon Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education(CAHIIM).