What you will learn
As health care costs continue to rise, finding ways to deliver efficient and effective care is more important than ever. Health Informatics professionals help identify systems that aid in this initiative. The field of Health Informatics is unique in that it combines biology, computer science and information science to improve comprehensive care throughout a patient’s life. Health Informatics attracts individuals who want to work with people, are analytical, are self-motivated and enjoy problem-solving.
Expert technical training prepares our graduates to design and maintain medical databases, computer networks, and internet or multimedia applications. Graduates of Oregon Tech’s program are able to design, implement, and support the computer systems needed in all aspects of health care including information management, medical education and research, disease diagnosis and treatment, patient monitoring and reporting.
People who envision the potential benefits of using computers and want to work at the interface of technology and society will likely find Health Informatics a rewarding profession.
This flexible program is designed to fit the lifestyle of working adults by offering evening and online classes to provide the maximum opportunity for employment and promotion.