Program Benefits - Why a Master of Science in Health Informatics?

Because the Pool of Qualified Candidates for Health Care IT Jobs is Shrinking

Many Chief Information Officers (CIO) in health care today face a dilemma; that a large portion of their senior IT staff will reach retirement age soon, taking much of their experiential knowledge with them.  This leaves organizations across the country with a health care IT management deficit.  With a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) degree from UAB, you will have in-demand skills that will allow you to easily enter and succeed in the health care IT marketplace.

Because Health Care Organizations Have No Shortage of Problems

Health care delivery is a uniquely complex process and the rapid proliferation of technology and digitization of health records doesn’t make things simpler.  Between making improvements in quality of care, regulatory constraints, dwindling physician reimbursement rates and the rise in consumer expectations there exists a common problem:  the need for accurate information in the hands of the right people at the right time to make the best decision p possible for the good of the patient and the organization.

Because You can Continue to Work and Earn Your Master’s Degree in an “Ahead-of-the Curve” Field   

UAB’s MSHI Program follows a blended delivery format, which means that our students take all of their courses via our web-enabled course management software – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – and twice a year, visit the UAB Campus over a long weekend. This shift in learning strategy allows working professionals, individuals taking care of family members, and motivate individuals located anywhere in the country to take advantage of a unique opportunity earning a master’s degree from UAB, a reputable accredited, bricks and mortar university with a  degree in a  field that U.S. News and World Report calls “ahead of the curve.”