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Learn the science, systems, and software behind emerging technologies and applications using health data to enhance delivery and drive innovation in healthcare with a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MHI) from Northern Kentucky University.   The program is offered online in an accelerated format  The program offers flexibility to fit your schedule with multiple start dates.  

Gain the skills and knowledge to analyze, integrate and improve healthcare information systems, healthcare processes, and the quality of care. Learn research methods, data analysis techniques, and information governance best practices to improve outcomes, support care coordination, and enable payment reform and population health.  You willalso learn about clinical informatics and how the integration and interoperability of healthcare systems is driving change in support of public policy goals and patient empowerment.

Artificial intelligence, data visualization, mHealth, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are remaking healthcare, and Informatics is at the core of this renaissance.  As one of the few institutions with a College of Informatics and one of the first such programs launched online, NKU offers a rigorous MHI program that focuses on applied knowledge and is responsive to increasing market opportunities.


Career Paths

Careers in the field include:

  • Quality and process improvement
  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Information governance
  • Healthcare Systems Analyst
  • Healthcare starts-up & New ventures
  • Project management

Program Contact Information

Dr. Gary Ozanich
Director of MS in Health Informatics Program



Whatever your career focus, you can gain valuable on-the-job experience in an internship or co-op arranged through NKU Career Services.

NKU students are gaining professional experience with area businesses such as Duke Energy, Fidelity Investments, The Cincinnati Reds, Hewlett-Packard, Kroger, Procter & Gamble and The Cincinnati Bengals.