Program Attributes

What Sets Our Online Program Apart

The healthcare informatics master’s degree program at Sacred Heart University provides a unique combination of real-world, practical lessons and scholarly research. After completing the online, two-year, 36-credit program, our graduates are equipped with:

  • A Solid Foundation: Working directly with the faculty chair, Dr. Stephen Burrows, students begin the program by studying the economic, cultural and technological basis of healthcare IT, focusing on business and clinical operations.
  • An Understanding of Project Management and Workflow Optimization: Efficient and effective processes are the name of the game in healthcare informatics. The program delves into workflow design, effective communication and advanced project management methodologies.
  • Knowledge about the Impact on Policy and Governance: With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more healthcare providers are required to document and track their compliance with certain measures. We examine how these changes are impacting the business and operations of healthcare. 
  • Emerging Technologies: In addition to studying the latest advances in both patient health records (PHR) and electronic health records (EHR), students are exposed to the trends and innovations that are shaping healthcare—from biometrics to telemedicine to robotic surgery.