Department of Business Administration
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Minor in Healthcare Informatics
Offered by the Business information Systems program in cooperation with the Computer Science program, the Business Administration program, and the BGS Public Health program.
Healthcare providers are introducing considerable resources in areas like electronic medical records (EMR) and clinical systems. There is a
potential for growth in employment in healthcare informatics since as of 2009 only 7% of medical practices maintained EMR. ECSU is the only
institution of higher learning in CT that offers since 2009 a course in Healthcare Informatics as part of the Business Information Systems
and the Public Health BGS programs. The expected growth in jobs in Healthcare Information Technology and the liberal arts mission of the
university justify this interdisciplinary Minor in Healthcare Informatics. The program integrates courses in several disciplines to serve
in a focused way the emerging needs in this area. The interdisciplinary program will prepare students for several jobs described by the
American Society of Health Informatics Managers (ASHIM): application support and training, EMR consulting, desktop and network support,
clinical analysts, business analysts, transition coordinators, data/information managers, privacy and security experts and health it
managers. It complements well the skills developed in such programs as Business Information Systems, Computer Science, Business
Administration, Biology, Psychology, Health and Physical Education or BGS Public Health.