Health Informatics (HI) is the science that defines how health information is captured, analyzed, transmitted and managed. It focuses on information systems, informatics principles and information technology as it is applied to the continuum of health care delivery.
This integrated discipline features specialty domains in management science, management engineering principles, health care delivery and public health, patient safety, information science and computer technology.
HI professionals are in great demand across the country, and will continue to be needed as federal mandates for electronic health information networks are implemented. Every day, HI professionals make a difference in the lives of patients, health care providers and administrators by:
- Setting standards for electronic records;
- Educating and advising about electronic health records issues;
- Advocating for records quality and standards compliance, especially regarding patient privacy and security and interoperability;
- Providing health information to support clinical decision making;
- Anticipating and shaping new developments in mobile health, usability and big data application;
- Analyzing data for clinical research, auditing, quality assessment, risk management and costs assessment.
Don Jason III is one of the first ever students to graduate with a concentration in health informatics for his Master of Science in IAKM. At the same time, Jason will be receiving a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) degree. Elizabeth Timm will also graduate with a M.S. IAKM concentration in health informatics. Jason, originally from Cincinnati, received his undergraduate degree in journalism from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. He became interested in...
A two-week Heath Informatics internship with Akron General Medical Center solidified Rachel Nordhoff’s decision to continue her education in the Health Informatics graduate program at Kent State University. Nordhoff, ’12, recently graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in marketing from Kent ...
The demand for Health Informatics specialists continues to climb. Health Informatics (HI) is the science that defines how health information is captured, analyzed, transmitted and managed. It focuses on information systems, informatics principles and information technology as applied to the continuum of health care delivery.Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and Kent State University have signed an Articulation Agreement which will allow Midwest Health Information Technology (MWHIT) ce...