Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Master of Health Informatics at the University of Toronto


New Program in 2008*

photoToday’s health care providers have access to more data than ever before. But effectively managing and using that clinical and administrative information has become a major challenge. Health informatics holds the key.

The Master of Health Informatics (MHI) is a newly created professional, graduate-level program. This innovative program provides graduates with the expertise in clinical, information and communication technologies required to lead organizational and health system change.

Innovative and Comprehensive Program

The MHI prepares health informaticians – clinically and technically savvy solution architects who are able to bridge the gap between clinicians, and information and communication technology (ICT) specialists.

Program highlights:

  • 16-month full-time program combines expertise in health systems with applied knowledge in information and communication technologies.
  • Faculty members are national and international experts in health systems and information technology from the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (HPME) and the Faculty of Information Studies (FIS).
  • A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary curriculum that provides a solid foundation in key Health Informatics competencies including: health and clinical systems and policy; health information processing; information and communication technologies in e-health; measurement, decision analysis, decision support and evaluation; project management; knowledge management and change management.
  • A four-month professional practicum placement, which will provide valuable experiential learning under the supervision and mentorship of leading Health Informaticians within government, health service providers and the private sector.
  • Learning is tailored to individual needs and work experience. Students will participate in lectures, seminars, case studies, computer labs and on-line learning.

Expand Your Career Opportunities

The Master of Health Informatics is ideal for individuals in their early career or those with an established career who wish to expand their role. It will hold particular interest for:

  • Health services providers in all disciplines including nurses, physicians or allied health
  • Business system analysts and computer, information or systems engineering specialists with exposure to health care delivery systems.
  • Private sector managers and consultants with a focus in the health care industry.

* Pending Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS) approval

1 comment:

samuel said...

Any information about their first batch? How well, and where were they finding jobs?

Also, seems they have an interview after screening applications, anyone from the first batch can comment towards what is the interview geared?