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As America’s health care system evolves and becomes more reliant on technology, the industry needs talented, skilled people to take health care into the future.

Working with administrators, doctors and nurses, professionals in Health Care Information Systems need a diverse and specialized skill set. At MSU Denver, you will gain hands-on experience in network and database administration, clinical information systems and electronic medical records, and data querying and analysis, particularly related to the health care industry.

Learn to use computers and data to address issues in health care information systems, plan and implement upgrades in technology and help provide better medical and health care services. The Health Care Information Systems undergraduate degree program at MSU Denver combines programs in Health Care Management and Computer Information Systems to prepare you for management roles in planning, coordinating and directing computer- and data-related activities in a health care organization.

MSU Denver’s Department of Health Professions also offers a Master of Health Administration (MHA) graduate degree and post-baccalaureate Certificate in Health Data Science to advance your knowledge and career in health care.


Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver


Take classes online or in the classroom, during the day or in the evening. With flexible class options offered through Department of Health Professions and the Department of Computer Information Systems, you can earn your bachelor’s degree in Health Care Information Systems from MSU Denver in a variety of ways.                                           

You may be able to apply previous academic experience toward your bachelor’s degree in Health Care Information Systems. Learn more about Prior Learning Assessment through MSU Denver’s Health Care Management program.


Career Opportunities for Our Graduates


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Working to ensure quality, accuracy, accessibility and security of patient and staff information, graduates from MSU Denver’s Health Care Information Systems undergraduate degree program find meaningful work in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices and health care systems.

These are some examples of job opportunities for MSU Denver graduates who earn a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Information Systems:

  • Application analyst
  • Benefits analyst
  • Chief information officer
  • Data analyst
  • Implementation manager
  • Information security analyst
  • Information systems technician
  • Information technology strategist
  • IT operations leader
  • Logistics specialist
  • Software developer
  • Systems engineer

Faculty


Get the best instruction and mentoring from two of MSU Denver’s undergraduate programs. Students in the Health Care Information Systems bachelor’s degree program learn from and work with faculty in Health Care Management and Computer Information Systems to build a wide knowledge base and develop skills from professionals with real-life, high-level experience in their respective fields.

Jeff Helton_Health Care Information SystemsJeff Helton

Dr. Jeff Helton has worked 25 years as an executive in the health care industry; leading hospitals, health plans and integrated health systems. He earned his Ph.D. in Health Care Management at the University of Texas, his M.S. in Hospital and Health Administration at the University of Alabama Birmingham, and his B.B.A. in Health Care Administration at Eastern Kentucky University.

 

 

Read more about Health Professions and Computer Information Systems faculty and staff.


Alumni at Work


After earning their bachelor’s degrees in Health Care Management, MSU Denver alumni have found employment at some of the most reputable health care organizations in the region including the following:

  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Lutheran Medical Center
  • Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Porter Adventist Hospital
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • Rose Medical Center
  • Boulder Community Hospital
  • Centura Health
  • Veterans Hospital
  • National Jewish Hospital

Sample Classes


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The Health Care Information Systems undergraduate degree program culminates in a Senior Experience that ties together your classroom and experiential learning. You can complete this course through the Department of Health Professions or the Department of Computer Information Systems.

Some of the classes you will take as a Health Care Information Systems major at MSU Denver are:

Business Web Page Development
Data Warehousing and Mining
Electronic Medical Record Applications and Support
Financial Management in Health Care
Health Care Jurisprudence
Human Resources Management in Health Care
Information Systems and Security
Strategic Management in Health Care
Structured Problem Solving in Information Systems
Telecommunications Systems and Networking