Graduate College | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
Health informatics is the interdisciplinary study of the adoption, design, and application of technology and scientific innovations in the healthcare industry.
With the online Master of Health Informatics (MHI) degree from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN, you’ll be prepared for the applied practice and research of informatics across clinical and public health domains.
Each new MHI student will be considered for up to $5,000 in funding from these scholarship programs: Leadership in Health Informatics, diversity, alumni, and academic achievement.
Prepare for a Career in a Growing Healthcare Field
St. Kate's online MHI program focuses on the following areas:
clinical — applying informatics and IT to deliver healthcare services
consumer health — including patient-focused informatics, health literacy, and consumer education
public health — including surveillance, prevention, preparedness, and health promotion
Through your mastery of data analytics, security, quality, and privacy, as well as your grounding in health informatics ethics, you will be uniquely prepared to uncover foundational healthcare disparities, and develop and evaluate proposals to meet these needs.
With technological advances and a changing healthcare landscape, there is a growing need for skilled, versatile, and well-trained health information specialists. Organizations are investing in people with the technology and training to prevent security breaches, manage IT systems, and collect and apply accurate, useful data.
Graduates of the online health informatics master's degree are employed in leadership positions throughout healthcare systems, aging services systems, and public health and government entities. With your MHI degree, you will be prepared to:
- analyze healthcare problems and questions
- produce innovative solutions that meet the data needs of multiple stakeholders
- provide ethical leadership in the promotion of data privacy and cybersecurity
- integrate an appreciation of context — including social, organizational, cultural, and behavioral frameworks — in the application of health informatics
- lead transformative change in the dynamic and ever-changing healthcare delivery system, applying data science to improve healthcare quality and address healthcare disparities on a local, national, and global scale.