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Healthcare Informatics

Healthcare Informatics Associate of Applied Science Degree
Healthcare Informatics

Program Overview

​The Healthcare Informatics Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree program integrates education from health information, computer science, and information technology.

Healthcare informatists work and support healthcare organizations in a multifaceted methodology by providing support directly related to industry practices and procedures regarding complex electronic health record systems. 

Responsibilities may include supporting tasks and roles relating to; data analysis, database design and administration, support of numerous software applications, implementation of data standards, knowledge of interoperability, and maintenance of clinical decision support protocols supported by evidence based medicine, routine system upgrades and preservation, system architecture, hardware, system networking, and legal knowledge to support information privacy and security. 

Individuals enrolled in this degree program will obtain a broad body of knowledge of health information, computer science, and information technology that will allow them to become employed in many capacities within a healthcare system. 

Program Delivery Methods
Hybrid, online and traditional in-class courses on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

What You'll Learn

  • ​Data analysis, database design and administration. 
  • Support of numerous software applications, implementation of data standards, and knowledge of interoperability. 
  • Maintenance of clinical decision support protocols supported by evidence based medicine. 
  • Routine system upgrades and preservation, system architecture, hardware, and system networking. 
  • Legal knowledge to support information privacy and security.

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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    ​Keyboarding Skills
    Minimum of 40 WPM with 3 errors or less or a grade of “C” or better in BTEC 1400.

    Computer Skills
    Basic computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, and Internet usage or a grade of “C” or better in BTEC 1418.​

  • Career Settings

    • ​​Private physician offices and clinics 
    • Specialty clinics 
    • Hospitals 
    • Long-term care facilities 
    • Rehabilitation facilities 
    • Government offices 
    • Insurance industry 
    • Dental and chiropractic clinics 
    • Information technology suppliers​
  • Transfer Pathways

    Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

    For more information please go to ​www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.​

    Healthcare Informatics AAS Degree​​

    • ​​BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University 
    • BS Healthcare and Human Service Management, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus​ 
    • Health Care Administration, Corcordia University-St. Paul
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  • Additional Benefits

    ​This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth. Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 17.2 percent from 2014 to 2024 in the Seven County Mpls-St. Paul, MN area. Data Source: LMIwise​ 

  • Program Advisor

    ​Jennifer Anglin 
    jennifer.anglin@saintpaul.edu

    ​Kelly Dale 
    kelly.dale@saintpaul.edu 

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Career Information

Information provided by http://www.careerwise.minnstate.edu.

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