Health Informatics

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How You'll Improve Patient Care with an MSHI Degree

Health care data is a powerfully useful tool that can have a tremendous impact on patient outcomes.

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How to Understand (And Accurately Calculate) the ROI of an MSHI Degree

Maybe you're asking yourself, "Is a master's in health informatics worth it?" The answer is yes.

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Switching Careers to Health Informatics (While Raising a Family and Working Full-Time)

"My goal with the health informatics program is to take my knowledge and turn it into something that either can move me forward into a new career path or just make me better at what I'm already doing."

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9 Ways Health Informatics Is Transforming Medicine

Health informatics specialists play an important behind-the-scenes role in improving patient outcomes through the use of novel informatics tools and techniques.

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Everything You Need to Know About Health Informatics: What Is It? Who Studies It? Why? And How?

There is no typical MSHI student because people come to this discipline via IT, medical management, data analytics and patient care.

Sam Viggiano - Jack of All Trades

Sam Viggiano - Jack of All Trades

Sam Viggiano began his academic career earning a Bachelor of Arts in music with a minor in speech pathology. While in a Post-Baccalaureate program in pre-speech pathology, he began working as a financial administrator for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Now he’s working towards his online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS).