Combining healthcare and information sciences to improve the delivery and management of healthcare.
Health informatics is the interdisciplinary study of design, development, and adoption of IT-based innovations in healthcare services, delivery, management, and planning. Beginning 2009, the Federal HITECH Act requires health care providers to maintain patient records in electronic form and documents kept on a secure network. As a result, new jobs are emerging in health informatics, and educational programs created for this profession.
The Georgia State Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) in Health Informatics program took its inaugural class in Fall 2013. The Georgia State Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics took its inaugural cohort in Fall 2016. Our students are being trained to fill the need for health informatics professionals who can serve as liaisons between IT professionals and clinical end-users of technology.