16 to 24 months to complete
MSHI graduates stand out as applied health informaticians who can immediately apply their knowledge through modern technologies and critical thinking skills to:
Effectively communicate with health industry stakeholders (including administrators, clinicians, governmental/regulatory bodies, health care workforce, IT, patients, payers, providers, researchers, and suppliers/vendors) by interpreting and exemplifying ideas through technical and industry-specific language.
Proactively Identify Needs
Proactively identify needs and opportunities through a variety of techniques related to access, care, clinical outcomes, cost, patient satisfaction and engagement, and quality in the health care system.
Leverage Technical Knowledge
Leverage technical knowledge and skills and industry best practices to propose creative technology-based informatics solutions–such as databases and IT infrastructures–to improve patient care.
Support Clinical Decisions
Support clinical and health care business decision-making through the use of data analytics and research; exhibiting an ability to collect, analyze, and interpret results and a familiarity with analytical tools.
Lead Working Groups
Lead working groups and organizations through the use of appropriate oral and written communication, peer collaboration, and project management.
Grow and Adapt
Grow and adapt with a rapidly evolving industry through a combination of continuing education, research, and professional development.
Meet Our Faculty
SHRS faculty are committed to developing the next generation of master’s-trained health informatics professionals regionally, nationally, and internationally. Our expert faculty are renowned nationally and globally in the field of health informatics and seek to act as mentors to their students. Outside of the classroom, MSHI faculty are thought leaders at the forefront of innovation in the industry and are helping to shape the future of health informatics.
A Career Path With Limitless Potential
Health informatics is an in-demand industry. The number of Medical and Health Services Manager jobs is expected to grow 18 percent by 2028*. Graduates of our online MS in Health Informatics program can expand their careers in a number of fields, including:
Health informatics business analyst
Director of health informatics
Medical director of informatics quality and process improvement
Clinical informatics coordinator
Health data scientist
Health informatics data analyst
Clinical informatics analyst
Clinical informatics specialist
Clinical informatics director
Chief medical information officer
Health informatics consultant
EHR implementation specialist
Health IT project manager
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, 2020 at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm
The Health Information Management accreditor of the University of Pittsburgh is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for a Master’s degree in Health Informatics with an RHIA track has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at email@example.com.
Results from the 2019 outcomes assessment reported to CAHIIM in the 2020 Annual Program Report (APAR) indicate:
- Graduate Program: RHIA track
- Graduation Rate: 100%
- Employment Rate: 100%
- National Certification Exam (RHIA) Pass Rate: 100%