SIUE Online Healthcare Informatics Program Among Nation’s Top 10

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The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville online master’s in healthcare informatics program has been ranked 6th nationally by intelligent.com in its 2020 Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Programs. The SIUE program also was rated “most affordable.”

Frank Lyerla, director of SIUE’s master’s of healthcare informatics program.

We are committed to providing an excellent program that leads to a fulfilling career by preparing our graduates with the knowledge and skills to meet industry needs

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville online master’s in healthcare informatics program has been ranked 6th nationally by intelligent.com in its 2020 Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Programs. The SIUE program also was rated “most affordable.”

Healthcare informatics professionals integrate the worlds of medicine and technology by combining their expertise in data management, patient care and information technology systems. The master’s in healthcare informatics emphasizes the application of state-of-the-art computing technologies to healthcare.

“Our highly successful program has resulted from more than 10 years of cooperation between area healthcare organizations and SIUE’s faculty, staff and administrators,” said Program Director Frank Lyerla, PhD, RN. “We are committed to providing an excellent program that leads to a fulfilling career by preparing our graduates with the knowledge and skills to meet industry needs.”

SIUE developed the program in a corporate partnership with BJC Health Care in 2010 to ensure their workforce would be well-trained to meet demands related to implementing electronic health records and securing patient data across the system. The program has evolved in format to accommodate the demands of working adults.

Intelligent.com’s methodology evaluated each program on the basis of flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost and reputation. A score is calculated for each program on a scale from 0-100. The top picks for the best master’s in health informatics program are affordable, respected and flexible.
For more information, visit siue.edu/healthcare-informatics or contact Lyerla at flyerla@siue.edu.

By preparing the next generation of leaders in a knowledge-based economy, SIUE’s Graduate School fulfills the region’s demand for highly trained professionals. Graduate school offerings include arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, nursing and interdisciplinary opportunities. SIUE professors provide students with a unique integration of theoretical education and hands-on research experiences. Students can obtain graduate certificates or pursue master’s degrees, and be part of a supportive learning and rich intellectual environment that is tailored to the needs of adult learners. The Graduate School raises the visibility of research at SIUE, which ranks highest among its Illinois Board of Higher Education peers in total research and development expenditures according to the National Science Foundation. Doctoral programs are available in the Schools of Education (EdD) and Nursing (DNP). The School of Engineering and the Department of Historical Studies feature cooperative doctoral programs (PhD).

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