Department of Health Informatics and Information Management
Saint Louis University's Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Master of Science in Health Informatics degree programs prepare students to become a valuable member of the health care team through their expertise in working with and managing the increasingly valuable asset of health data. Students use their academic preparation in business, medical science and information management to develop, implement and manage systems that support patient care and safety.
The Department of Health Informatics and Information Management offers two programs:
Why a degree in Health Information Management or Health Informatics?
- Excellent career option for those who want to work in health care, but not provide patient care.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment outlook is strong and is expected to grow by 22 percent by 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
- In 2009, the Federal Government passed an act that all physicians and medical practices must demonstrate meaningful use of an electronic health record by 2015. According to Health Data Management Online it will take 50,000 health information technology workers to satisfy the EHR meaningful use criteria.
- According to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society there is a high demand for information technology and informatics professionals due to tightened security standards. Many hospitals and medical practices are seeking out information management and informatics graduates.
- U.S. News & World Report encourage pursing a career in health informatics as doctors move toward a greater reliance on information technology and data.