Health Informatics, MSHI
School of Health Professions

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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.

Our graduate program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) can prepare you for a thriving career in Health Informatics. In just two years, you can learn the skills you need to pursue an informatics career at a healthcare facility, government, or elsewhere.

Join UAB MSHI in San Diego for the
AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium

AMIA 10x10logoThe AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium in San Diego, beginning October 30, is the ideal location for health information and technology professionals to connect for education, innovation, and collaboration.

UAB’s Graduate Programs in Health Informatics, represented by several world-renowned faculty, will be at AMIA. Come meet with us and find out how UAB’s Graduate Programs in Healthcare Informatics can be a meaningful next step in your career.

AMIA 2021: October 30-November 3, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

We look forward to meeting you at AMIA 2021 and talking with you about UAB’s Graduate Programs in Healthcare and about UAB’s AMIA 10x10 program where you can earn credit toward your Masters in Health Informatics, accredited by CAHIIM.

Are you interested in a reputable and top-ranked graduate program in health informatics?

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Master of Science in Health Informatics may be the right fit for you.

100% of previous students recommend the UAB MSHI program to others – find out why!

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Why UAB is the
Right Fit For You

Health Informatics is about optimizing technology to effectively turn data into actionable information. At UAB, not only can you learn these critical skills, but you can also fit your workload within your already busy schedule.

There’s a reason that 100% of our students recommend the UAB MSHI program. We specifically designed this curriculum with online classes and limited residential requirements to make it easier for you to keep up with your full-time job and other responsibilities.

 

10 Helpful Facts About UAB Health Professions Graduate Programs

  • The graduate program in Health Informatics is the only program of its kind in Alabama.
  • 100% online classes with two residential visits required each year.
  • Earn your master’s degree in 24 months.
  • No GRE required. No healthcare background required.
  • A curriculum built with busy and working professionals in mind.
  • Specialize your curriculum with one of our three academic tracks: Data Analytics, User Experience, or Research or by choosing courses in focus areas such as Imaging Informatics.
  • Work directly with nationally and internationally recognized faculty as leaders in healthcare IT practice, research, and education.
  • Our Master of Science in Health Administration program, the same department as our MSHI program, is ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • US News & World Reports ranks 9 UAB graduate programs in the Top 20 Best Graduate Programs (2021).
  • 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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Program Accreditation

  • 100% of respondents would recommend the UAB MSHI program to others (2020 survey of 2020 graduates)
  • Student retention rate is 95% (2020)
  • 2 year graduation rate 93% (2020)
    * 5 students currently on leave due to COVID-19 related issues
  • 95% of graduates are employed in Health Informatics within six months of graduation

The Health Informatics accreditor of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Master degree in Health Informatics has been reaffirmed through 2027. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

UAB MSHI Program FAQ's

What is the program accreditation?

The Health Informatics accreditor of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Master’s degree in Health Informatics has been reaffirmed through 2027.

What are my potential job opportunities with this degree?

Our UAB MSHI program is designed to prepare our students for a variety of careers, such as health informatics specialists, clinical informatics analysts, health informatics consultants, and chief medical information officers. We’re dedicated to helping you find the right career path for you – that’s why 95% of graduates are employed in Health Informatics within six months of graduation.

I already work in the health informatics industry. Why should I complete this program?

A degree in health informatics can help you gain skills in this increasingly important field of healthcare services. At UAB, we also offer a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Informatics. This certificate could be a perfect fit for those looking to upskill in their current jobs.

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Sue Feldman, RN, MEd, PhD
Program Director, Graduate Programs in Health Informatics
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