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Idaho State University

Master of Science in Health Informatics

The Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) degree is at the cutting edge of Health Informatics, an emergent field at the intersection of information, people and process within health care organizations.

Our mission is to provide potential and current health care professionals from diverse backgrounds with the knowledge and skill in Health, Information Science & Technology, and Social & Behavioral Science, necessary to transform data into knowledge to empower health care providers to make informed medical decisions, enhance outcomes, advance medical research, empower patients and enrich society.

Health Informatics is the interdisciplinary field that studies and pursues effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving and decision-making, motivated by efforts to improve human health ( Health Informatics is changing the practice and delivery of healthcare by providing technology-enriched solutions  to enhance medical decision-making within the health care system.

Health Informatics is not solely a technical discipline but focuses on the relationship between technology and its use in real-world health care settings. Solutions are derived in context, taking into account the social, cultural and organizational settings in which computing and information technology can facilitate health care.



MSHI Snapshot 

Our cutting-edge MSHI program offers an affordable education featuring numerous opportunities for field experience and professional development.



Current Catalog


Our MSHI curriculum develops knowledge and skills in the areas of health, information science & technology, and social & behavioral aspects of medicine.



Our Faculty

The MSHI program is led by outstanding faculty qualified both academically and professionally with years of experience in informatics.



Career Outlook

The MSHI prepares students for a diverse range of high-level, professional positions in roles such as quality improvement analytics, data mining, system developers, and more.