Biomedical Informatics Program

Mission Statement

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

Program Outcomes

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.
    1. enhance wellness and disease prevention
    2. improve patient outcomes
    3. reduce morbidity and mortality
    4. reduce medical error and promote patient safety
    5. 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.

Program Objectives

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.