University of San Diego: MS in Health Care Informatics

Prepare for a career in Health Care Informatics or Healthcare Data Analytics with our HIMSS-approved program.

The University of San Diego's innovative MS-HCI program goes beyond the programmatic and technical skills associated with a typical informatics curriculum. At USD, you can customize your coursework by choosing one of three specialized learning tracks aligned with your career interests and aspirations. The data analytics, health information management, information technology, health system knowledg

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Did you know professionals work in a number of industries beyond traditional healthcare settings? These industries also regularly hire health informatics professionals:

➡️ Health Insurance Companies
➡️ Medical Research Centers
➡️ Pharmaceuticals and BioTech
➡️ Public Health Agencies

Discover more about pursuing this career path:


A health informatics professional is part IT professional, part analyst, and full-time problem-solver. From regulatory compliance to optimizing workflows, the day-to-day responsibilities require a broad range of skills.

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You've probably heard about the huge job growth in health informatics.

But what does a health informatics professional actually do? 💼 This post breaks down a typical job description.


Thinking about earning your Master’s in Health Care Informatics?

A cross-disciplinary faculty who work in this fast moving field can prepare you for career growth and leadership opportunities.

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Did you know that the healthcare sector generates a staggering 30% of the world's data? And it's set to rise to 36% by 2025!

With this explosion of data comes a growing demand for skilled health informaticists who can unlock its transformative power.

Are you ready to join this dynamic field and make a difference in patient care? 🚀


Happy Holidays from all of us at the University of San Diego Health Informatics Program! 🎄 We hope everyone is having a wonderful time with family and friends. We can't wait to see what is in store for 2024!


Explore the world of medical informatics and health informatics, where data-driven insights are revolutionizing healthcare. From improving the quality of care to driving innovations in drug development, data analytics is changing the game.

Read our blog to learn more ⬇️


Positive remarks about our staff and academic team inspire our ongoing commitment to improving our program. We strive to provide an exceptional learning experience for every student, and your input drives our dedication to excellence! ✨


Juhi Israni, MS, is a seasoned and enthusiastic healthcare data science manager with over 10+ years of healthcare analytics experience.

She's not just skilled in complex data analysis; her expertise in simplifying intricate concepts makes her a standout communicator.

Her proficiency in statistical methods, trend modeling, and translating data into actionable insights adds immense value to our students. Get to know Juhi Israni better ➡️


Why earn your MS in Health Care Informatics at USD?

🧑‍🏫 Experienced faculty instructors who work in the field
💻 Options to complete your degree in person or online
🙌 Comprehensive support from the USD HCI team

A meaningful career path awaits at USD:

What Role Does the EHR Play in Clinical Informatics? 10/25/2023

What Role Does the EHR Play in Clinical Informatics?

EHR data can aid clinical informatics research through streamlined clinical trial recruitment, public health surveillance, and health IT analytics. Great overview from EHRintelligence

What Role Does the EHR Play in Clinical Informatics? EHR data can aid clinical informatics research through streamlined clinical trial recruitment, public health surveillance, and health IT analytics.


From medical imaging to early diagnosis, is taking the health care field to a new level. 🏥

How? AI and predictive analysis are preparing the needs of future demands and trends before they even happen!

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Who's hiring Health Informatics professionals? Here's a short list:

☑️ Blue Cross Blue Shield
☑️ Health Catalyst
☑️ US Pharmacopeia
☑️ Cedars-Sinai Hospital

Don't miss out on your chance to make a meaningful impact in the field!


Should you earn an MSN in Informatics or an MS in Health Care Informatics?

Choose a:
🧑‍⚕️Master’s in Nursing Informatics (MSN) if you are looking to advance your career in clinical care with a focus on technology and leadership.

🧑‍💻 Master’s in Health Informatics if you are looking to transition away from patient-facing positions and toward a more technology-driven role.

You have options! Explore them here


A master’s degree is only as good as the faculty who teach it. At USD, our MS-HCI faculty is made up of health informatics professionals who will ensure you develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in the field.


In the dynamic field of health informatics, professionals with expertise in managing and analyzing health care data are in high demand. Various industries recognize the value of health informaticists, and potential employers include:

👉 Hospitals and medical centers
👉 Physician groups
👉 Insurance companies
👉 Government agencies
👉 Consulting firms
👉 Pharmacies
👉 Laboratories
👉 Universities
👉 Technology
👉 Software companies

Which field are you interested in pursuing a career in?


Like any career, a job in healthcare informatics requires a specific set of hard and soft skills to succeed. 👩🏻‍💼

From problem-solving and information management to analyzing healthcare data, the MS-HCI program will prepare you with the skills most in-demand by employers.

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Meet Dr. Josh Wymer, one of our all-star health informatics faculty members.

Josh has more than 25 years of experience as a health IT leader and is a recognized expert in information governance, digital innovation and leveraging clinical information to optimize healthcare delivery, improving both the patient experience and safety outcomes.

Learn more about Dr. Wymer's story:


Prepare for your career in health informatics or healthcare analytics with our HIMSS-approved program. Earn your degree at our San Diego campus or completely online.

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A career in health informatics is ideal for you if you are:

✅ A clinical provider such as a nurse, physician assistant, physician, or anyone employed in some facet of patient care
✅ A pharmacist, dentist, speech pathologist, technologist, or technician in radiology/imaging, laboratory science, and emergency medicine
✅ Someone who enjoys working with data, technology, or systems
✅ A Health information management professional
✅A clinical systems executive
✅ Starting your career

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Healthcare informatics is revolutionizing how clinicians manage patient care by ensuring it is:

1️⃣ Tailored to every individual patient
2️⃣ Improving operational efficiency


These certifications can help you showcase your expertise to potential employers.

✅ Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) offered by HIMSS
✅ Informatics Nursing Certification (RN-BC) offered by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center
✅ AMIA Health Informatics Certification

These certifications are a great way to demonstrate your knowledge and boost your career opportunities.


Innovations such as AI, cloud computing, and machine learning are being used to improve the quality of care and deliver better outcomes for health organizations, clinicians, and patients.

This is part of what's fueling so many career opportunities in the field of and .

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Public health informatics uses technology and data to help public health professionals track and understand health issues, monitor the spread of diseases, identify trends and patterns, and devise strategies to protect and promote the health of communities and populations.

“Ultimately, public health informatics empowers disease interventions and prevention — leading to better health of individuals and the community in which they live,” according to the Public Health Informatics Institute.


Good news! Working full time doesn’t limit you from getting a master’s degree in health informatics. ✍️🎓

We offer on-campus AND online classes in the evening so you can attend class after your workday.

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Receiving a certification in health informatics becomes a strong advantage once you enter the workforce! 👩🏼‍💼✅

Getting certified in health informatics demonstrates that you meet a standard of a professional body of knowledge and that you’ve reached a milestone in your professional development.

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Do you know what a Clinical Informatics Coordinator does? 🧑‍⚕️

➡️A Clinical Informatics Coordinator implements and utilizes information systems to support patient care initiatives. They also provide support and training to system users.

USD’s health care informatics program will provide you with the resources and skills needed to succeed in this role.

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AI is merging technology and medicine to create a higher level of patient care than ever before. 🖥️🏥

Here are just a few ways that AI will help the health care sector:

➡️Reimbursement and billing
➡️Patient data management
➡️Precision medicine
➡️Cost savings

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If you’re looking for career growth in the healthcare information management field, earning your master’s degree in health informatics can open the door for greater advancement and earning potential in a field where job satisfaction is extremely high. The University of San Diego offers an innovative program that goes beyond the programmatic and technical skills associated with a typical informatics curriculum. At USD, you’ll develop leadership, planning and management competencies while addressing contemporary issues in informatics such as data analysis, clinical decision systems and telehealth. In just 20 months, you’ll be prepared to take on a leadership role in informatics within your organization.

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