Saint Louis University's B.S. in Health Information Management and M.S. in Health Informatics degree programs prepare students to become a valuable member of the health care team through their expertise in collecting, analyzing and disseminating health information. Students use their academic preparation in business, medical science, and information management to develop, implement and manage systems that support patient care and safety.
The Department of Health Informatics and Information Management offers two programs:
Why a degree in Health Information Management or Health Informatics?
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment outlook is strong and is expected to grow by 22 percent by 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
- In 2009, the Federal Government passed an act that all physicians and medical practices must demonstrate "meaningful use" of an electronic health record (EHR) by 2015. According to Health Data Management Online it will take 50,000 health information technology workers to satisfy the EHR "meaningful use" criteria.
- According to Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) there is a high demand for information technology and informatics professionals due to tightened security standards. Many hospitals and medical practices are seeking out information management and informatics graduates.