Associate of Science in Health Informatics
Dr. Tyler Smith
The Associate of Science with a Major in Health Informatics will prepare students as specialists in the organization and management of healthcare information systems and technologies in small to medium sized healthcare organizations. Graduates are prepared to assist as a team member in the implementation, management and assessment of health information technologies and systems to improve health outcomes and safety. Graduates of the program are qualified to seek entry-level employment opportunities in health clinics, long term care, home health, hospice, consulting firms, health systems vendors, community health agencies, government agencies and other small to medium sized healthcare organizations.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Describe the components of the healthcare delivery system in the United States and the impact of social, cultural, political, economic and environmental factors that affect the management and operation of healthcare organizations.
- Identify information systems used to assess health in communities.
- Describe health data management technologies and methods to improve the quality, efficiency, organization, equity and safety of healthcare practice.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively use a health information system that involves computer applications to satisfy health organization processes.
- Demonstrate the ability to assist others to use a health information system that involves computer applications.
- Implement health information technology strategies and systems that optimize clinical workflow and improve health outcomes.
- Describe how healthcare administrators collaborate and lead others, ethically, in a healthcare organization.
- Describe how healthcare administrators improve health organization performance.
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing about health informatics to stakeholders in a healthcare organization.
To receive an Associate of Science in Health Informatics, students must complete at least 96 quarter units, 31.5 of which must be taken in residence at National University. All Associate degree students must complete a minimum 34.5 units of the University General Education requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, students may need to take additional electives to fulfill overall unit requirements. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation.
Requirements for the Major
(13 courses; 55.5 quarter units)