MHS Health Informatics Track

The M.H.S. health informatics track is a 31-credit program (inclusive of the 10 hours of required M.H.S. core credits) that will prepare students for a wide range of roles in health informatics, particularly as these roles involve the use of prescription drugs and biologics. Some of these roles will include, but will not be limited, to:

  • assessing health-information technology needs in health-care delivery systems
  • developing decision support tools at point of care
  • generating and managing capital and operating information technology budgets
  • developing, deploying and maintaining information technology hardware and software
  • assessing and improving information technology performance
  • managing information technology workforce and partnerships

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Describe significant health information technology advances that have occurred in the last decades and include both the benefits and harm they have brought.
  • Identify key attributes and metrics surrounding successful technology deployment and operation.
  • Evaluate workflow in a variety of health-care delivery settings and develop information-technology solutions where improvements are possible.
  • Develop and manage informationtechnology acquisition plans including Health Science 156 technical requirements and contracting elements.
  • Build and maintain operating environments in health-care delivery settings that can support selected health technology.
  • Apply informatics standards to new and existing health informatics systems and processes.
  • Apply human factors and hazardanalysis techniques to the development and deployment of health-information technologies within health-care delivery settings.

This program is offered under the auspices of the FDU School of Pharmacy, Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences, Florham Campus, Madison, New Jersey.