Study health informatics online through new Drexel University program
The federal government is embarking on an effort to implement electronic medical records in hospitals around the country, and students can get into this field by enrolling in Drexel University's new online master of science program in health informatics, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Drexel's program will be offered through its iSchool division, which allows students to earn their degrees over the internet. In particular, the master's degree in health informatics was designed to cater to people who are already working in the medical or information fields.
"We're very proud to offer our students the outstanding Drexel curriculum within this convenient online format," said Kenneth Hartman, senior vice president at the school. "All of our online healthcare programs- including the MS in health informatics program - are taught by the same renowned faculty as our campus courses."
The source reports that many students begin working as department managers or supervisory staff at hospitals or other medical facilities immediately after earning a degree like the one offered by Drexel.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment prospects for medical records and health information technicians are very strong due to rapid growth in the field.