The eCollegeFinder Blog Career Series: Health Informatics

Health Informatics

Announcing the second in-demand career in the eCollegeFinder Blog Career Series: Health Informatics.

As the healthcare field continues to expand and new jobs are created on every level, the need for healthcare workers who are experts in information technology is also growing. Those who choose a career in health informatics are responsible for adhering to patient privacy regulations, maintaining electronic healthcare records (EHRs), and processing various other aspects of healthcare information technology (Medical Billing and Coding, our first Career Series concentration, is considered to be an offshoot of health informatics and health information management).

eCollegeFinder offers the following Health Informatics Degrees:

Online Health Informatics Degree

Online Bachelor’s Degree in Health Informatics

Online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics

Online Master’s Degree in Health Informatics

In order to obtain a degree in Health Informatics, you may need to take courses in the following:

  • Electronic information system management
  • Information security
  • Data integrity
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Medical billing and coding
  • Medical transcription

Specialty courses for the healthcare setting you’d like to work in may also be required. For example, your course of study will be different if you’d like to handle health informatics in a clinic, working closely with medical doctors, or with a veterinary hospital, working closely with veterinary technicians.

For more information and current news in the Health Informatics and Health Information Management fields:

We suggest you check out the following health informatics and health information  management association websites and stay tuned for future installments of this concentration of the eCollegeFinder Blog Career Series.

Alabama Association of Health Information Management (AAHIM)
Alaska Health Information Management Association (AKHIMA)
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
American Society of Health Informatics Managers (ASHIM)
American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
Arkansas Health Information Management Association (ArHIMA)
Association for Clinical Data Management – United Kingdom (ACDM – UK)
Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA)
Association for Pathology Informatics (API)
Association of Information and Communication Technology Professionals in Health and Social Care – United Kingdom (ASSIST)
Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)
British Computer Society Health (BCS)
California Health Information Association (CHIA)
Canada Health Infoway (CHI)
Canada’s Health Informatics Association (COACH)
Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)
Canadian Health Libraries Association – Canada (CHLA)
Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA)
Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT)
Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)
Colorado Health Care Information Management Systems Society (CHIMSS)
Colorado Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)
Community Health Information Technology Alliance – for Pacific Northwest (CHITA)
eHealth Ontario (eHealth Ontario)
Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC)
European Federation for Medical Informatic (EFMI)
European Research Consortium Group for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM)
Florida Health Information Management Association (FHIMA)
Georgia Health Information Management Association (GHIMA)
Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ)
Health Informatics Society of Australia Ltd (HISA)
Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA)
Health Information Management Association of New York City (HIMANYC)
Health Level Seven (HL7)
Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI)
Healthcare Information and Management Society (HIMS)
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS – MI)
Idaho Health Information Management Association (IHIMA (Idaho))
Illinois Health Information Management Association (ILHIMA)
Indiana Health Information Management Association (IHIMA (Indiana))
Kansas Health Information Management Association (KHIMA)
Louisiana Health Information Management Association (LHIMA)
Maryland Health Information Management Association (MdHIMA)
Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC)
Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MHIMA (Mass))
MedBiquitous Consortium  (MedBiq)
Medical Informatics and Technology Applications Consortium (MITAC)
Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA)
Michigan Health Information Management Association (MHIMA (Michigan))
Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG)
Minnesota Health Information Management Association (MHIMA (Minnesota))
Mississippi Health Information Management Association (MSHIMA)
Missouri Health Information Management Association (MHIMA (Missouri))
National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO)
National Dental EDI Council (NDEDIC)
Nebraska Health Information Management Association (NHIMA)
New Hampshire Health Information Management Association (NHHIMA)
New Jersey Health Information Management Association (NJHIMA)
New York Health Information Management Association (NYHIMA)
North Carolina Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA)
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT)
Ohio Health Information Management Association (OHIMA)
Oklahoma Health Information Management Association (OkHIMA)
Oregon Health Information Management Association (OHIMA)
Pharmaceutical Information & Pharmacovigilance Association (PIPA)
Primary Health Care Specialist Group of the British Computer Society (PHCSGBCS)
Regenstrief Institute Medical Informatics Fellowship (RIMIF)
Scottish Health Information Network  – United Kingdom (SHINE – UK)
South Carolina Health Information Management Association (SCHIMA)
South Dakota Health Information Management Association (SDHIMA)
Southwest Michigan Health Information Management Association (SWMHIMA)
Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry  – United Kingdom (PSI – UK)
Tennessee Health Information Management Association (THIMA)
Texas Health Information Management Association (TxHIMA)
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
The Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI)
The Australian Health Informatics Education Council (AHIEC)
The International Council on Medical & Care Compunetics (ICMCC)
The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
The Public Health Informatics Institute – Georgia (PHII – GA)
UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP)
Utah Health Information Network (UHIN)
Wisconsin Health Information Management Association (WHIMA)
Wisconsin Health Information Network (WHIN)
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)

Are you interested in a career in health informatics or health information management? Are you looking to earn a health informatics degree? Contact us for more information at info@ecollegefinder.org, find your match in an online college at ecollegefinder.org, or leave a comment in the section below.