Health Informatics & Administration:
M.S. Health Care Informatics

Program Overview


Health Care Informatics focuses on the use of automation to improve health care. To meet the strong demand for professionals with advanced training in health care information systems, CHS' Health Care Informatics program offers the M.S. of Health Care Informatics (HCI). This new program draws on the experience and expertise of multiple disciplines at UWM: Computer Science-College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), Health Care Administration and Informatics - College of Health Sciences (CHS), Management Information Systems-School of Business Administration (SBA), and School of Information Studies (SOIS).

The curriculum includes critical functions such as systems analysis and design, database and project management, decision support, network design, and health care applications and procurement. The program is designed for full-time and part-time students who seek employment as health care informatics professionals within health care delivery systems, managed care organizations, and with health care computer vendors. The time is now to get involved in the exciting fast-growing field of Health Care Informatics.

The College of Health Sciences is also participating with the College of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Business Administration, School of Information Studies and College of Nursing in the Ph.D. in Medical Informatics in cooperation with the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Ph.D. in Medical Informatics includes core courses in human pathophysiology, databases, medical informatics and medical ethics. Students can specialize in one of the following four areas of concentration: Knowledge Based Systems, Health Services Management and Policy, Health Information Systems, and Medical Imaging and Instrumentation. More information can be obtained at http://www.medinf.uwm.edu.

The Graduate School description of the program provides more details at http://graduateschool.uwm.edu/students/prospective/areas-of-study/health-care-informatics/