Fast Facts

Our program was among the first to partner with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) to provide their 10x10 certification.

MSBI Program graduates were among the first group of physicians in the nation to become board certified in clinical informatics.

MSBI Program students have completed internship and practicum experiences at many sites including Cleveland Clinic Florida, Palmetto General Hospital, National Institutes of Health, and Mayo Clinic.

The Biomedical Informatics Program is growing with faculty positions currently available.

Our students have twice won the South Florida Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Chapter Scholarship.

As a part of the Biomedical Informatics Program’s Academic Organizational Affiliate status with the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), all full time students are entitled to a free HIMSS membership!

The Biomedical Informatics Program was ranked No. 6 out of 25 on BestMedicalDegrees.com’s 2015 list of Best Value Online Master’s in Health Informatics and Health Information Management.

Testimonials

"NSU's M.S.B.I. program gave me the tools and knowledge to navigate the health informatics industry with confidence. It prepared me to provide meaningful contributions to seasoned professionals and organizations. Two years after graduation my relationship with the program is still going strong."

Teresa Blanco, M.S.B.I., (’12), Charge Services Support Analyst at Cerner Corporation

"Tons of work to get reach this simple goal: 'The right information, to the right person, at the right time.' The healthcare industry is not there yet, but with programs such as NSU’s Biomedical Informatics program, it will be soon."

April M. Green, M.S.B.I., ('13), Clinical Integration Specialist at Holy Cross Hospital

"This program allowed me to gain the experience that I needed in order to follow the career path that I wanted to take."

Anthony Meglino, N.C.P., M.S.B.I.,(’14), NextGen EHR Template Developer Consultant at Dell

"The program helped me turn an adversary into an opportunity. Tenacity and a strong drive led to my success in M.S.B.I. program and in my world."

Stephen Amoah, M.S.B.I. (’14), Ph.D. Student

"The faculty and staff of the NSU MS in Biomedical Informatics program are amazing! I was nervous to enroll in this program because I had little knowledge of the healthcare industry. With preparation from the pre-requisite courses, I was able to obtain an entry level position in healthcare. Approaching the end of the program, I was able to obtain a promising healthcare IT position, where I could effectively contribute my knowledge and skills at a large healthcare organization."

Kenneth Simpson, Current Student, Application System Analyst II at University of Maryland Medical System

Frequently Asked Questions

This following information will help you understand the nature and scope of careers in medical informatics.

What is Biomedical Informatics?

"Biomedical informatics is the interdisciplinary field that studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving, and decision making, driven by efforts to improve human health.

See our discussion on the evolution of the field for more information.

What can I do with a degree in biomedical informatics?

People who have a degree in biomedical informatics have a wide variety of career opportunities. The type of informatics career that an individual can pursue is, to some extent, dependent on his or her background, and selected area of study. Biomedical informatics trained professionals may become:

The following examples of settings in which they might work:

Resources for current job opportunities can be found on our employment page.

What is the job outlook for HIT?

Organizations without electronic health record (EHR) systems in place by 2015 are subject to penalty, making HIT professionals in high demand.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the HIT market to grow at a rate of about 24% per year from 2012 to 2014.

How much do HIT professionals make?

Average salaries of HIT professionals range from $86,536 (staff) to $189,435 (executive management) (HIMSS, 2013).

Where can I find more information about the biomedical informatics field?

References

College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) (2012). Demand persists for experiences health IT staff. Retrieved from http://www.cio-chime.org/chime/press/surveys/pdf/CHIME_Workforce%20_survey_report.pdf

Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) (2013). 2013 HIMSS compensation survey results. Retrieved from http://apps.himss.org/himssorg/compensation/ASP/Index.asp

Kulikowski, C. A., Shortliffe, E. H., Currie, L. M., Elkin, P. L., Hunter, L. E., Johnson, T. R., Kalet, I. J., Lenert, L. A., Musen, M. A., Ozbolt, J. G., Smith, J. W., Tarczy-Hornoch, P. Z., Williamson, J. J. (2012). AMIA Board white paper: definition of biomedical informatics and specification of core competencies for graduate education in the discipline. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 19, 931-938. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001053