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Are you looking to advance in a career that puts you at the forefront of patient care, yet doesn't involve hands-on treatment? A health informatics (HI) master’s degree or postbaccalaureate certificate program may be your next step.

HI degree graduates draw on a broad skill set, including prior...

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If you're wondering if a health informatics degree is worth it, you're probably considering a career pivot into the HI field. Or perhaps you're hoping to earn a leadership role. With the prevalence of electronic health care records, patient-generated data from wearable health devices and the rise...

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Health informatics is the intersection between technology and healthcare, making health informatics an excellent career choice for anyone who enjoys analyzing systems, organizing information, and working with technology in a context that changes lives. Even though you wouldn't work directly with p...

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What Is Healthcare Analytics and Why Does It Matter?

As the average human lifespan increases along with the global population data analytics in healthcare is poised to make a large difference in modern treatment. The use of healthcare analytics can potentially reduce the cost of treatment, predi...

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Maybe you have spent your career working in healthcare and are interested in shifting directions to put your analytical skills to the test. Or perhaps you have a solid background in analytics and data analysis and you're looking to find the right field where you can apply your skills in a meaningf...

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Health informatics and nursing informatics utilize technology and data to create change that may lead to more efficient delivery of care, better patient care, improved health outcomes and lower costs. Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) and Master of Science in Nursing with an Informati...

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Healthcare technology is evolving at a rapid pace, so we sat down with Kent State University professor, Rebecca Meehan, to discuss emerging trends in health informatics. She gave us her thoughts on everything from AI in healthcare and patient-generated health data to wearable EKGs and virtual visi...

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Faculty Interview with Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health Informatics

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What type of health informatics jobs does Kent State prepare graduates to pursue once they graduate?

Kent State University prepares graduates for health informatics jobs in clinical and industry settings, b...

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Big data has revolutionized industry after industry, and the demand for professionals specializing in big data has increased accordingly, with the number of data scientist positions in the U.S. growing by 650 percent between 2012 and 2018.1 Many of these positions are in fields like technology,...

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It is possible to generate a succinct answer to the question “What is health informatics?”; in fact, the U.S. National Library of Medicine defines the term as “the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery,...

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