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Health   Care   Informatics   (HCI)

Charie Faught
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Department Overview

Health Care Informatics (HCI) is an emerging specialization in the health care industry.  HCI joins the disciplines of information technology, communications, and health care. Learn to bridge the technology transfer gap between those 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.

In addition to being an exciting career for the high school graduate who enjoys computer science and is interested in health care, the program is designed to be transfer friendly for a seasoned health care professional who is interested in transitioning into a new arena within this industry.

Montana Tech’s degree is the first undergraduate program in Health Care Informatics in the United States and offers both Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science levels.

The HCI graduate certificate is designed to provide additional skills necessary in health care and will equip current professionals such as information technologist, computer scientists or health care professionals with the advanced skills required for leadership in Health Care Informatics by building on their current bachelor's degrees. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field or a bachelor's degree with relevant work experience.


Course No. Course Title Credits Semester
HCI 5100 Health Care Informatics 3 Fall
HCI 5220 Health Care Systems Administration (elective) 3 Spring
HCI 5350 Health Care Decision Support 3 Spring
HCI 5370 Health Information Analysis & Design 3 Spring
HCI 5150 EHR in Clinical and Public Heath Practice 3 Fall
HCI 5230 Health Care I.T. Management (elective) 3 Fall

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The followoing Program and Tuition Fees are associated with the Certificate in Health Care Informatics:

In-State Out-of-State Room & Board Books & Supplies
$3,245.88 $6,045.12 $7,266 $900

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