MSHI 02Graduates of the MSHI User Experience track deliver in-depth understanding of a complex healthcare delivery system. They understand the intricate technologies required to support systems and the additional layer of best practices in designing safe, effective, and user-friendly interfaces in the healthcare setting.

Earn a UAB degree and you will find employment in a range of positions, including Designer (design healthcare interfaces to increase efficiency, ease of use and patient safety) and Researcher (identify usability issues and discover workflow opportunities). Our graduates also find positions as Healthcare Business Analysts, Software Developers, Product Managers and EHR/IT Consultants.

Most IT solutions today were not designed to enable clinical workflows and patient/clinician interactions. Healthcare information systems are badly in need of strong minds that understand more intuitive interfaces to capture specific data elements. They want someone who can model the behaviors and needs of the clinical end user. In other words - they want you!

With the MSHI degree from UAB you can be the leader in the data revolution; you can be the guide of a complex healthcare delivery system; you can be the invaluable bridge between yesterday's ideas and tomorrow's solutions. With the MSHI degree from UAB you can be the key to the future of healthcare.

MSHI Program – 1st Year Core Curriculum

Fall

  • HI 640 Introduction to Health Informatics and the US Healthcare Delivery System (4 hours)
  • HI 600 Analysis & Design of Information Systems in Healthcare (4 hours)

Spring

  • HI 601 Databases and Data Modeling (4 hours)
  • HI 602 Clinical & Administrative Systems (4 hours)
  • HI 685 Principles of Health Informatics (3 hours)

Summer

  • HI 630 Strategic Planning & Contracting (4 hours)
  • HI 620 Security & Privacy in Healthcare (4 hours)


2nd Year/Track Curricula

User Experience Track

Fall 2

  • HI 651 - Foundations of Healthcare User-Based Research (3hrs.)
  • HI 652 - Design Thinking for Healthcare  (3 hrs.)
  • HI 686 - Leadership Theory  (1 hr.)

Spring 2

  • HI 650 - Foundations of Healthcare User-Based Design (3 hrs.)
  • HI 653 - Managing the User-Centered Development Process (3 hrs.)
  • HI 688 - Leadership Advocacy (1 hr.)

Summer 2

  • HI 654 - Directed Healthcare User-Experience Project (6 hrs.)
  • HI 687 - Leadership Development (1 hour)