Top 10 Online Health Informatics Degrees

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Health informatics is a fast growing career field in which graduates from top educational programs can expect many excellent job opportunities. Here is our list of the top health informatics degree programs.

1. Kaplan University – Offers a bachelor ’s degree in health informatics. The school is accredited and one of the nation’s leading online education institutions. Kaplan University is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. Kaplan University also has regional accreditation. However, it cannot guarantee the transferability of its credits so you will have to check with specific institutions for relevant information.

2. University of Phoenix – The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration – Health Information Systems. The University of Phoenix has more than 200 local local campuses and learning centers across the United States. The BS program in health administration provides a concentration in health information systems. The Higher Learning Commission accredits the University of Phoenix, which is also a member of the North Central Association.

3. Ashford University – Offers a bachelor of arts in health informatics. The degree covers statistics, software, data management, telecommunications, research and other subjects related to health informatics. Ashford University specializes in offering students online courses including providing a mobile application that allows study using mobile devices. Ashford University has accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission.

4. Rasmussen College – The bachelor’s degree in health information management provides preparation for management of electronic medical records (EMR) and for other duties related to the health information field. Rasmussen College offers 24/7/365 support from career advisers and technical experts along with other professional teams. The accelerated bachelor’s program allows students to complete a degree in only 18 months. The school has accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

5. Walden University – Offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems - Healthcare Informatics, Bachelor of Science in Health Studies - Health Informatics, and Bachelor of Science in Health Studies - Health Informatics. Concentrations include healthcare informatics, human computer interaction, new media communications technologies, and web systems design and usability.

6. Western Governors University – The Western Governors University offers a bachelor’s of science degree in health informatics. The school is a non-profit university featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams in a segment on distance learning. WGU has both national and regional accreditation. A six-month flat rate program provides greater flexibility and affordability for students who cannot study full-time. The Northwest Commission for the Accreditation of Teacher Accreditation (NCATE) accredits WGU’s Teacher’s College. The nursing programs receive accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

7. Capella University – Offers a health informatics BS degree. Course work covers electronic recordkeeping and governmental regulations, information security, data management, and data integrity. Capella University has accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and it is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

8. WGU Indiana – The school offers a bachelor’s of science in health informatics and also an online M.A. in Science Education. WGU Indiana is the state’s only competency-based online university. The school has more than 50 accredited programs. Regional accreditation comes from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) provides national accreditation. Additionally, the school has accreditation from the the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education through its parent institution, the Western Governors University. NCATE is the leading specialized accrediting agency for teacher preparation in the United States.

9. Brandeis University – Students at Brandeis University can earn a master’s of science degree in health and medical informatics. U.S. News & World Report rated the school as a world-class research institution. The learning environment includes chat forums, discussion boards and email discussion. Brandeis University receives accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

10. Walden University – Offers a master’s of science degree in health informatics to students in the United States and Canada. The school specializes in accommodating people who are working while studying. Walden University receives accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and it is a member of the North Central Association.

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