Health Informatics is about optimizing technology to effectively capture and manage health information. Health Informatics is a rapidly emerging discipline that connects people, technology, and data to better improve healthcare outcomes. Health Informatics professionals work with the processes and tools used to implement, maintain, and evaluate health informatics systems and applications. The Health Informaticist is a cross-cutting leader who drives analytics and usability.

Fast Facts

US News & World Reports ranks 10 UAB graduate programs in the Top 20 Best Graduate Programs (2020).

Earn your Master’s degree in 24 months.

No GRE required.

No healthcare background required.

Nationally and internationally recognized faculty as leaders in healthcare IT practice, research, and education.

The United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs in medical or health services will grow by 20% from 2016-2026.

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  • 100% of respondents would recommend the UAB MSHI program to others (2018 survey of 2018 graduates)
  • 2 year graduation rates 87.5% with 100% of all students graduating with 27 months (2018)
  • student retention rate is 96% (2018)

amia logoThe Master of Science in Health Informatics is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

UAB Health Informatics is a member of the AMIA Academic Forum.

  • MSHI students win HIMSS student case competition

    Students from three programs in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions Department of Health Services Administration won first place at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Student Case Competition.

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