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Health Informatics

Be among the leaders using healthcare information to improve interaction between patients and healthcare providers.

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Classes Begin
01/08/18


Program


What you will learn

As health care costs continue to rise, finding ways to deliver efficient and effective care is more important than ever. Health Informatics professionals help identify systems that aid in this initiative. The field of Health Informatics is unique in that it combines biology, computer science and information science to improve comprehensive care throughout a patient’s life. Health Informatics attracts individuals who want to work with people, are analytical, are self-motivated and enjoy problem-solving.

Expert technical training prepares our graduates to design and maintain medical databases, computer networks, and internet or multimedia applications. Graduates of Oregon Tech’s program are able to design, implement, and support the computer systems needed in all aspects of health care including information management, medical education and research, disease diagnosis and treatment, patient monitoring and reporting.

People who envision the potential benefits of using computers and want to work at the interface of technology and society will likely find Health Informatics a rewarding profession.

What is Health Informatics?


Health informatics specialists are the link that joins computer systems and health care. They work collaboratively with medical and health care professionals on computer-related projects and problem solving. 

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This flexible program is designed to fit the lifestyle of working adults by offering evening and online classes to provide the maximum opportunity for employment and promotion.

Oregon Tech’s B.S. in Health Informatics is accredited by International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), the leading accrediting organization for business and accounting programs in higher education institutions throughout the world.

About the Program

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics

Locations

  • Klamath Falls
  • Portland-Metro
  • Online

For questions, contact:

Jeff Dickson

Jeff Dickson, Program Director

OfficeOW149

Careers


There is a growing demand for computer professionals in every field, and especially in health care. Oregon Tech graduates possess the strong business and scientific knowledge base, and the computer science and information technology skills, necessary to efficiently integrate computer technology in the health care field.

Graduates with a health informatics degree are most often employed as consultants, managers, systems designers, database administrators, systems analysts and researchers. Salaries for graduates are typically between $40,000 and $45,000 with some positions offering up to $75,000. Opportunities for advancement are plentiful and are either in technical or managerial areas, providing lots of options depending on which professional track a graduate is most interested.

Graduate Success
Among all Oregon Tech degrees 2014-2016

Employed: 88%
Continuing Education: 7%
Success Rate: 95%
Starting Median Salary: $56,000
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Courses


Students can expect to take courses in the areas of:

Database Design

Computer Networks

Systems Analysis

Computer Programming

Healthcare IT

Medical Terminology

Project Management

Data Analytics

Research Methods

Legal and Ethical Issues

Data Interface

IT Resource Management

Organizational  Development

Clinical Workflows

EHR Implementation

EHR Use and Configuration

Business Intelligence

Vocabularies and Standards

Ethics and Legal Issues

Security

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