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

M.S. in Biomedical Informatics

Harness technology's power to improve the delivery of health care by earning your Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics from NSU. The unique combination of computer science and clinical applications gives you futuristic skills to apply today.   

What you’ll study

Jump into an innovative, online curriculum that prepares you for real world practice. Intensive courses cover project management, system design, and a health informatics practicum. A variety of electives gives you choices of where to specialize.

How you’ll learn more

Choose skills-based courses to prepare for certifications in NextGen Healthcare, Lean Six Sigma, and others. Try a paid internship at NSU's clinics or a practicum in the surrounding community and beyond. With online courses, you'll fit the time to study in with your schedule.

Where it can take you

Considering how fast the field of informatics is growing and how much health care is changing, specialists are needed to support their integration. You can apply these new technologies in a variety of settings such as hospitals and health systems, eHealth companies, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and academic institutions.

To provide academic excellence in educating leaders in health information technology in the United States and internationally.

The Biomedical Informatics Program provides a course of study for the degree of Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics that will lead to:

  1. the use of informatics to improve the performance of health providers and the health care system in order to.
    • enhance wellness and disease prevention
    • improve patient outcomes
    • reduce morbidity and mortality
    • reduce medical error and promote patient safety
    • promote cost effective health care
  2. facilitating the adoption of health information technology.
  3. a career in health information technology.
  4. becoming a self-directed lifelong learner.

At the end of the course of study leading to the degree of Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics, the graduate will be able to:

  1. identify the fundamentals of a telecommunication network design.
  2. develop practical health care applications using popular database management systems.
  3. evaluate information technology for integration into health care.
  4. utilize the knowledge, skills, and concepts of health information technology in evidence-based practice.
  5. apply principles of information security and policy formation.
  6. assess existing and emerging health information technologies.
  7. appraise health information exchange system standards.
  8. analyze project management strategies in health information technology.