Health Care Informatics
Healthcare Informatics
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Health Care Informatics

Montana Tech’s HCI degree program trains professionals to improve health care using information technology.

The mission of the HCI program is to give students an educational experience that provides them with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to be effective members and/or leaders in multidisciplinary groups responsible for the design and development, implementation, evaluation, and management of health care information systems.

Health Care Informatics is an emerging specialization in the health care industry that joins the disciplines of information technology, health care, and communications. Learn to bridge the technology transfer gap between professionals entrusted to provide clinical care and those who manage the complex information systems required to operate today’s health care system. Become trained in a career that marries the technical world of computer applications and the varied environment of the health care provider.

What makes our program unique?

The HCI program is in a unique position of making a difference in a health care field without direct patient care. Our graduates interact with nurses, doctors, and others to help achieve the “Triple Aim” of better care for individuals and populations at a lower per capita cost. Health information technology and HCI professionals have the potential of improving quality of care such as reducing medical errors.

Health Care Informatics students Nicole Rudolph and Bailey Lubick at a Health Information and Management Systems Society Conference

Montana Tech Health Care Informatics students Nicole Rudolph and Bailey Lubick were selected as Program Assistants to participate in the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2015 conference in Chicago. Rudolph and Lubick were among 43,000 people attending the healthcare IT conference. They attended educational sessions, interacted with CEOs, CIOs, and VPs from organizations all over the US, Europe, Sound America, Asia and Australia and attended the keynote session with former President George W. Bush.