NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Health Informatics Program 97 are computer science and its clinical application in medical informatics, management, and program evaluations of health information technology. The program provides a course of study leading to the degree of Master of Science in Health Informatics, which will lead to 1. the use of informatics to improve the performance of health care 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. facilitation of 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 Health 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. a pply principles of information security and policy formation 6. assess existing and emerging health information technologies 7. appraise health information exchange system standards 8. a nalyze project management strategies in health information technology Course of Study—Graduate Certificate in Medical Informatics The Medical Informatics Certificate is designed to enable students to acquire the core knowledge that applies to the fundamentals, principles, and practice of medical informatics. This certificate option consists of 18 credits of graduate-level courses that are presented using online learning technology. If, after taking courses in the certificate program, a certificateseeking student decides to pursue the M.S. degree, the student must submit a new and complete application to become a • health insurance companies • pharmaceutical companies • academic institutions • consulting services Concurrent Degree Programs Health Professions Division students have an option to pursue the M.S. in Health Informatics degree concurrently with osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant, dental medicine, optometry, or health science degrees. Schedules will allow students the opportunity to achieve andmeet the requirements of both degrees within three to four years. Students must maintain good academic standing in both programs. Program Vision The vision of the Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Health Informatics Program is to graduate students who have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be successful in future informatics careers. Graduates will be highly sought after and actively recruited by health care organizations. ProgramMission The mission of the Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Health Informatics Program is to provide students with an interdisciplinary, skillsbased education in health informatics. These graduates will enable health care organizations to maximize the capture and utilization of data to improve patient safety and care and to reduce health care expenditures. Course of Study—Master of Science in Health Informatics The Master of Science in Health Informatics (M.S.) Program is designed to prepare students for careers in information management, teaching, and research in academic health centers, other health care institutions and organizations, and the health care computing industry. It has become almost axiomatic that the organization and retrieval of information is essential for the development of new knowledge. The quality of a medical school’s computing and information technology environment will profoundly affect its ability to compete in both education and research. In addition, the quality of the health informatics program will influence a school’s opportunities to collaborate with health organizations such as hospitals, health departments, medical societies, and physicians in remote areas. The major areas included in the M.S. program