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Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics

Health Informatics knowledge and skills to tackle everyday management issues and guide large informatics projects in clinical and research settings.

Advances in technology have resulted in vast amounts of data becoming available to researchers and healthcare administrators. Organizing, analyzing, and utilizing this information for translational research that bridges discovery and clinical care is one of the biggest challenges facing the current generation of data scientists.

Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics

The University of Chicago’s Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (MScBMI) program prepares students to lead healthcare’s evolution into an era where organizations will apply their data to meet these goals. Our curriculum provides professionals from an array of disciplines with the skills and confidence to understand, build, and improve informatics solutions that can help address the most significant challenges in healthcare today.

Why Health Informatics at UChicago?

You will study the whole spectrum of this burgeoning field, with specific emphasis on clinical informatics, genomics, and population health. In small, in-person classes, you’ll learn from renowned faculty and experts whose backgrounds in health, research, and technology allow you to develop the in-depth skill-set necessary for success in biomedical informatics.

The Biomedical Informatics program has key industry partners through the Industry Advisory Board, which facilitates a local and national network of industry-based opportunities for students as well as the Faculty Advisory Committee which consists of members from across the University of Chicago with expertise in clinical and research informatics, genomics, translational medicine, and computation.

Health Informatics Students Will Learn and Master:

  • Informatics methodology, applying tools and techniques to both research and applied problems in biomedical settings
  • Effective communication with diverse professional audiences regarding informatics issues and solutions
  • Management of biomedical informatics projects
  • Understanding of the ethical, privacy, and data security issues in the field

Health Informatics Courses Cover:

Students learn practical applications in medical systems and practice real-world skills covering relevant topics such as:

  • Electronic health record systems
  • Distribution and integration of clinical information systems
  • Evaluation methods for health information systems
  • Clinical decision support systems
  • Telemedicine and telehealth
  • Imaging systems
  • Bioinformatics systems support
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Ethical and privacy issues
  • Nursing, public health, dental and pharmacy information systems and issues

View the MScBMI curriculum and course descriptions.

Improving Human Health through Informatics

With the Biomedical Informatics program, you not only gain a career, you also gain the opportunity to make an impact that goes beyond your own life. Through improving the quality of patient care and safety by using biomedical data of patients and communities, you have the opportunity to affect change in individuals – and the world.

Career Advancement in Healthcare

The Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics provides a strong foundation for students to readily apply informatics tools and techniques to a diverse range of problems in the biological sciences and medical fields. Completed coursework in the Biomedical Informatics program positions students for career advancement including:

  • Clinicians seeking to master medical informatics methodology to move into leadership roles
  • Technology and research specialists looking to master content and methods specific to the biomedical sector

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