The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions
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G MS in Health Informatics

Master of Science in Health Informatics

As healthcare continues to become integrated with technology, there is a need for specialists in the innovative field of health informatics.


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Program Brochure 

The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions is pleased to offer this new masters-level program.

The Health Informatics program at USF is accessible to two distinct student groups; clinicians or health care professionals who want to add the informatics skill set to their professional portfolio and computer scientists or information system engineers who want to expand their background with a focused approach to healthcare. Program will be offered online and in person.

Sample Course Offerings

U.S. News

"This field is exploding... access to health information on the Web is taking off at a meteoric pace. It's creating enormous employment opportunities." – Charles Friedman, Director of the Health Informatics Program at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. Full Story »
  • Perspective of Health Informatics
  • Semantic Representation of Information
  • Human-computer Interface
  • Policy & Ethical Considerations for Health Informatics
  • Health Data Analysis and Outcomes
  • Data Security, Privacy, Confidentiality
  • Health Information Project Management
  • Health Informatics Education and Training
  • Health Informations Organization, Management & Leadership
  • Health Informations Enterprise: Project (300 hours)

Sample Electives

"Because specialists in health informatics are in such demand, new grads can expect a relatively short job search. Many of 'our graduates have had job offers before they got their degrees'" – Steve Zilora, Associate Professor and Chair of the Information Sciences and Technologies Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Full Story »
  • Essentials of the Healthcare System: Overview of the Contemporary Healthcare System in the US
  • Population-based Health
  • The Patient-Family Experience
  • Telemedicine 
  • The Internet and the Future of Patient Care
  • Computer-Based Patient Records
  • Medical Decision Support Systems
  • Medical Decision Support Systems
  • Medical Informatics Web-Based Enterprise Computing
  • Virtual Reality, Simulation, & Robotics
  • Clinical Data Acquisition and Analysis

More Information

For more information about the program, please contact the School of Nursing and Health Professions at or (415) 422-6681.

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