What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

Students are admitted to the program upon completion of the freshman and sophomore core courses (60 credit hours) and required program prerequisites. Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and letter grade of C or higher in prerequisite courses. The program is 60 credit hours completed across five semesters.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 6
  • Summer: Does not admit

Health Informatics, B.I.S.

The B.I.S. in Health Informatics with a concentration in informatics curriculum is a five full-time semester course of study beyond the first two years of the undergraduate curriculum. Because of its professional nature, students must apply for and be admitted to the program. Prior to admission to the program, students must complete the core curriculum. Ranking for admission is competitive, based on academic record. Student selection is based on: overall grade point average, prerequisite GPA, consistency of academic performance, grade trends and interpersonal ability as evidenced in the written personal statement.

Program Details

Prior to admission to the program, students must complete the core curriculum. Ranking for admission is competitive, based on academic record. Student selection is based on: overall grade point average, science GPA, consistency of academic performance, grade trends and interpersonal abilities. Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and letter grade of C or higher in prerequisite courses.

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Health Informatics curriculum is a 60-credit-hour, five-semester course of study beyond the first two years of the undergraduate curriculum. Because of its professional nature, students apply for admission into the program and are admitted at the beginning of the fall or spring semester of their junior year.

Prerequisites – 42 hours of pre-requisites (Areas A through E). Area F, which includes pre-requisites related to clinical informatics (includes 18 hours that students must complete prior to admission to the BIS in Clinical Informatics).

Area F – Courses Related to BIS Program for Clinical Informatics concentration (18 hours)
• *BIOL 2110K Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
• *BIOL 2120K Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
• CIS 2010 Achieving Business Goals Using Information Systems (3)
• CNHP 2010 Basic Medical Terminology (3)
• CNHP 2000 Introduction to Clinical Informatics (1)
• Elective (3)
*Student may contact program director to petition an approved science course for this requirement.

Major – 60 hours total in junior/senior years

Core (36 hours) include courses in advanced medical terminology, electronic health records as well as health policy, legal, IT security and more.

Concentration: Clinical Informatics (15 hours) Includes courses in data analytics, quality and safety in healthcare and more.

General electives (select 9 hours) include course options such as entrepreneurial health informatics, computer forensics, management of IT projects, electronic operations management in healthcare and more.

View the full curriculum in the course catalog.

As goals of the program, a student graduating with a B.I.S. degree in Health Informatics will:

  • Understand the systems and processes associated with health informatics in the areas of clinical informatics, health information technology and health administration management.
  • Be able to analyze and draw relevant conclusions associated with health informatics in the areas of clinical informatics, health information technology and health administration management.
  • Understand the role of and be able to effectively work in the health information, technology and administration industry.
  • Be able to function as an effective member of a successful interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Be an effective critical thinker.
  • Be an effective oral and written communicator.

The learning outcomes mean a student graduating with a B.I.S. degree in Health Informatics will:

  • Be able to analyze and evaluate the systems and processes associated with health informatics in clinical informatics, health information technology and health administration management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively function in multifunction teams operating in the field.
  • Present their analysis and evaluations of health information systems and processes as an integrated part of the health information industry and a larger health care system.
  • Use critical thinking in their decision processes.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

Description

Careers

  • EMR analyst
  • Patient health information management
  • Quality improvement
  • Research informatics
  • Case management
  • Database administration
  • Healthcare reporting/analytics
  • Software sales
  • Subject matter expert
  • Training specialist
  • Application analyst
  • Health informatics specialist
  • Clinical informatics specialist
  • Clinical informatics manager
  • Account management
  • Clinical/business intelligence
  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Implementation analyst
  • Security and privacy
  • Health I.T. project manager
  • Revenue cycle
  • Clinical analyst
  • Health informatics consultant
  • Systems analyst
  • Process improvement specialist
  • Strategy & planning specialist
  • Application developer

Contacts

Dr. Cedric L. Truss, D.H.A., M.S.H.I.

Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor
ctruss@gsu.edu
404-413-1222

Office of Academic Assistance

Academic Advising
snhpoaa@gsu.edu
404-413-1000

Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3995
Atlanta, GA 30302-3995

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