With an aging population, the expansion of the healthcare field, and the necessity of managing technology and information increases, job prospects for healthcare information systems experts are growing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of healthcare information technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
The Master of Science in Native American Leadership – Healthcare Information Systems online gives you an understanding of health information management and technology—with an emphasis on the particular issues Native Americans face.
This versatile degree program can open doors in any organization that has a need to store, secure and manage health information records efficiently.
Coursework is designed to give you working knowledge of the fundamentals of healthcare information management as well as an understanding of federal law and funding for tribal healthcare systems. Although coursework is designed to help you understand the socio-cultural background and administrative intricacies of tribal nations, you do not need to identify as Native American to obtain this degree.
This accelerated program will prepare you for a variety of roles in the healthcare field—from private clinics to major hospitals—including healthcare information technician, nursing informatics specialist, application analyst, database administrator, systems analyst, data analyst, management consultant, IT consultant, information systems manager, CMIO or CIO.