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Palmetto College


Health Informatics

Bachelor of Arts in Health Informatics

The explosion of information management needs in the healthcare industry has created huge demand for trained individuals in this field. 

The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Arts in Health Informatics is issued by USC Upstate, one of USC’s senior campuses.

Overview

Managing information for the healthcare industry is a lot more than data input, storage and retrieval. Understanding how to use this data, and providing the data as information to healthcare professionals is a vital and growing part of the industry. Employment in this field is expected to grow 15% through 2024*.

 

Purpose Statement

The growing use of electronic health records (EHR) have created an urgent demand for professionals trained in informatics specific to the needs of the healthcare industry. Our program delivers the required knowledge and skills for you to be a successful member of the professional team servicing healthcare patient and provider needs.

 

What can I do with a degree in Health Informatics?

Individuals with a BA in Health Informatics are employed across the healthcare industry, from insurance providers to hospital staff to on-site clinic staff interacting directly with doctors and nurses. Job titles in the industry related to health informatics include:

  • Director of Clinical Informatics
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • Health IT Consultant
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technician
  • Nurse Informaticist

 

Program Length

Completion time will vary, based on accepted general education credits, prior courses related to the major and required courses needed. The total degree requires 121-122 credit hours. It is up to the student and advisor to decide the appropriate number of hours to take each semester. 

*US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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