Where health and information technology intersect
Health informatics is a discipline at the intersection of health care delivery, computer science and information technology. Using computers, clinical guidelines, formal medical terminologies, and information and communication systems, health informaticians optimize the collection, storage, and use of information in health and biomedicine. Health informatics applies to the areas of nursing, clinical care, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, occupational therapy, and medical research.
This unique program shares content with the Health Information Management program to provide deeper insight to how these two professions are connected. Program participants from both professions will explore, learn and apply their knowledge and skills in a dynamic, online learning environment.
Participants will complete five courses designed for both health information managers and health informaticians, and then take a deeper examination of topics specific to health informatics. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be eligible for a McMaster University Diploma in Health Informatics.
About the Diploma in Health Informatics
- Part-time program, consisting of 8, 3-unit courses
- 36 hour courses, 9 week duration
- Online delivery
- Finish in 2 years and still have your summers off
- Designed in consultation with professional associations *
*The Health Informatics program is not CHIMA-accredited at this time.
Who Should Take This Program
- Health care professionals seeking second career or a new career path
- Individuals with related study, or background in computer science, IT,
currently employed, or seeking employment in health informatics field
- Health informatics professionals looking to upgrade previous education
- International professionals seeking Canadian education in health informatics