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:
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.