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Franklin Announces M.S. in Health Informatics


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations

Columbus, OH (February 28, 2019)

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new M.S. in Health Informatics program to its graduate offerings, helping to provide the education that will help lead and facilitate change in the emerging field of health informatics.

Accurate and reliable data analysis is central to a healthcare organization’s ability to deliver on its mission to efficiently deliver quality care. With a master’s degree in Health Informatics, graduates learn how to channel their talent for data analysis into a role that informs decision making, improves efficiencies and ultimately improves patient care and outcomes.

While a wide range of opportunities exist, a nationwide survey indicates that health informatics jobs take longer to fill. Recognizing the need to train workers in this field, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) prioritized transforming health information management to a graduate-level profession and proposed the establishment of a master’s degree for advanced practice roles.

To help fill these roles, program curriculum helps develop competencies in key areas including data analytics, math and computer science. The in-depth, 12-week courses in data analytics, database management, and data visualization and reporting prepare graduates to integrate information technology systems, applications and principles into the short- and long-term goals of a healthcare organization.

Health information is more than protected information. It’s also an asset that can be used in pursuit of the “Triple Aim,” an Institute for Healthcare Improvement term that refers to simultaneously improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare.

Coursework for Franklin’s 12-month accelerated M.S. in Health Informatics program can be completed online and instructors introduce a wealth of in-field experience to the curriculum, which is informed by industry leaders.

Industry Certfications

The M.S. in Health Informatics program helps prepare graduates to combine their learning with their healthcare experience to qualify for several national industry certification exams including: the Certified Professional in Health Informatics (CPHI), the Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA), the Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) and the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).

An M.S. in Health Informatics degree opens the door for roles that help healthcare organizations analyze data to make better decisions by focusing on the integration of data, technology and policy that forms the cornerstone of healthcare delivery, research and innovation. An M.S. in Health Informatics prepares graduates for career opportunities as an EHR implementation director, clinical informatics manager, healthcare data analyst, or an health informatics consultant.

For more information, visit the Franklin University M.S. in Health Informatics program page at:

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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