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|Program name||Health Informatics and Management (HI+M)|
|Institution||University of Massachusetts Lowell|
|Address||3 Solomont Way|
|Certificates and degrees||Health Informatics Certificate (four courses)|
|Full time or part time?||Both (but mostly part-time)|
|Online learning options||All classes are taught on a blended basis, involving a mix of face-to-face and online classes|
The Health Informatics and Management (HI+M) program offers four-course Graduate Certificates in three areas—Health Management, Health Informatics, and Health Policy. Many students complete one of these Certificates before seeking admission to the HI+M Master’s degree program. Students who complete a Graduate Certificate with a GPA of 3.5 or better are not required to take the Graduate Record Exam in applying for admission to the MS program.
The Health Informatics Certificate is primarily meant to provide health care professionals with the requisite skills and understanding needed to support health IT initiatives where they already work. Students take four of the following courses: Health Informatics, Healthcare Information Systems, Health Information Systems Planning, Healthcare Database Design, Healthcare Database Development, Healthcare Project Management, and Strategic Planning in Healthcare and HIT.
Although a background in health is not required for admission to the program, applicants with significant health-related work experience are given preference. All applicants must have two or more years of full-time, relevant work experience.
The HI+M program has more than 110 students, half of whom are focused on Health Informatics. The program has six faculty members who teach Health Informatics courses and another nine faculty members who teach Health Management courses.
A. James Lee, PhD, Associate Professor, HI+M Program Director, 210 Weed Hall