Program Lead: Glenn W. Mitchell, MD, MPH, CPE, FACEP
The 36-semester hour graduate program in Healthcare Informatics provides clinicians with knowledge and experience that allows them to function as valued team members selecting, installing, adopting, employing, evaluating and optimizing healthcare-related IT systems, such as Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), in today’s healthcare delivery systems. The clinical objectives of healthcare informatics are to enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship. This program emphasizes translational, communication and interpersonal skills during the selection, implementation, and optimization of healthcare IT systems while providing a solid base in informatics practice, analytics tools, and the management, capture, analysis, and governance of healthcare data. These skills are necessary for effective change management of healthcare providers, for knowledge management in the institution, and for effective communication of key information and insights to both colleagues and senior decision makers.