Why Study Health Informatics?

Quick Facts

General Education Requirements:
37 hours
Health Informatics Application: 59 hours
Major and General Electives:
24 hours
Electives: 7 hours
Total: 120 hours
AA, AS, ABA, and ABS can transfer up to 60 credit hours

Full Program Requirements 

Technology is revolutionizing the field of healthcare through methods that personalized healthcare experiences. Professionals in health informatics have a critical role in the healthcare field, overseeing the management, processing, dispersal, storage, and security of patient data and information. Governors State’s Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics (BSHI) and Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) equip students with a foundational knowledge in both healthcare and information technology, while also emphasizing organizational and leadership skills.  

Reach your career goals.

As collaboration increases among healthcare providers and physicians, demand for healthcare information technicians is rising in tandem. Employment in the health information field is expected to grow by 15% over the next decade (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Credentials make a difference in your earning potential and competitiveness. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Computer and Information Systems Managers earned a median salary of $142,530 in 2018, while Medical and Health Managers earned a median salary of $99,730. Job prospects can be best for those with a degree in health information.

For further information regarding possible career paths, please view the AHIMA Career Map for Health Informatics Graduates: https://my.ahima.org/careermap.

Contact:

Dr. Nafees Qamar, Health Informatics Program Director 
708.534.4032
mqamar@govst.edu

Stacy Amedeo, M.S., Academic Advisor – BSHI
708-235-2128
samedeo@govst.edu

Full Program Requirements

Full Program Requirements

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Program Faculty

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