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Information Technology with Healthcare IS Management Certificate Online Master's Degree Program

Format

100% Online

24/7 Access to Coursework

Semester Schedule

Two, 8-Week Terms Per Semester

Three Semesters Per Year

Credit Hours Required

33-39*

Time Commitment

15-20 Hours Per Week Per Course

Cost per Credit

$795*

$398 Military Service Members

Fees

Fast & Free Application

$150 Graduation Fee

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Apply By

February 11, 2022

Classes Start

March 14, 2022

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Explore Information Technology with Healthcare IS Management Certificate

Take your technical expertise to the next level with a master’s in information technology degree specialized in healthcare information systems (IS) management. Designed for professionals with technical backgrounds in various fields of study including computer and information systems, software development, web design and development, and more, this unique master’s in information technology degree with an embedded healthcare information systems certification was developed in response to industry demand to provide a path for professionals to master their crafts and demonstrate they are technically focused to be compatible with today’s long-term technological workforce needs.

The specialized curriculum for this multidisciplinary program teaches students how to propose and implement IT solutions that, in turn, increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and innovation of healthcare management information systems. Learn how to address operational challenges strategically and tactically to maximize the effectiveness of evidence-based care. Understand the appropriate techniques needed to process, analyze, and model data and how to use said data to address real-world problems.

 

Build Your Career Future

Designed for those looking to take their healthcare IS education to the next level, this master’s in IT and healthcare information systems degree was built with employer needs and industry trends in mind. You’ll graduate with a strategic, integrated view of information technology that will provide a robust framework for today’s technical professionals to think more critically and approach complex organization challenges more innovatively. You’ll also gain essential soft skills, such as communication, critical thinking, and leadership, that will be key assets for future career advancement as technology evolves.

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Prepare For What's Next

As technology evolves and changes, the industry need for highly skilled and qualified technical professionals is fast-growing across all sectors. With a valuable combination of technical acumen, subject matter expertise, and critical soft skills, graduates of Champlain's master's in information technology program will be prepared to pursue advanced roles in the information technology field.

Master’s degrees are in high demand in the vast and varied world of information technology, and employment in master’s-level occupations is projected to grow by 11 percent from 2019 to 2029 - much faster than the average for all occupations. Additionally, the median annual salary for computer and information technology occupations is $91,250.

* *Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2020

Master's in Information Technology Careers

  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer and information Research Scientist
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Manager
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer and Digital Designer
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Program Details

Learn more about Champlain's 100% online master's in information technology with a certificate in healthcare IS management. 

MS Information Technology Courses

Required Courses (21 credits)*

Healthcare IS Management Graduate Certificate (12 credits)

 

*Previous coursework and/or experience in Information Technology (IT) and/or Information Security (IS) is required for admission to the program. Students who are unable to demonstrate prior acquisition of knowledge and skills related to IT will be required to complete CMIT-500 before beginning the required program courses. A knowledge of digital forensics is also required, students who cannot demonstrate knowledge/skills of digital forensics will be required to successfully complete DFS 500 prior to beginning the core program courses. 

Required Courses

Students will be using FTK Imager, Magnet Encrypted Disk Detector, OS Forensics Volatility Workbench, Kali Linux, Reg Ripper, Network Miner, and Wireshark to develop a foundation framework for the practice of Digital investigations, including technical and managerial issues.

Understanding risk and identifying the threats organizations face are essential skills for today's information security professionals. In this course that introduces students to the graduate degree program, students learn to compute impact scores for vulnerabilities, classify data, and use Champlain College Online's virtual environment to explore how to use IOCs (Indicators of Compromise).

Students will gain an understanding and respect for emerging technology by exploring current trends in security and examining topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain and behavior analytics. Students will analyze the science behind these technologies as well as the ethical and privacy concerns and implications that may hinder their widespread adoption.

Prerequisites

Take OPSC-501

In this course students learn to differentiate relational and non-relational databases, and to design a database to an organization's requirements. Preparing raw data for import into a database, using queries to manipulate data, and developing reports to meet stakeholder needs, and database integrity and security are also covered.

This course is designed to introduce a systematic process for planning, organizing and controlling projects. The course will present a practical methodology for completing projects more quickly with fewer problems. Student work will consist of readings, research, class special-topic presentations, group activities, a project management journal, and participation in a real world IT business project. Students will be encouraged to apply project-management techniques to solve existing real-world technology-related business problems.

In SDEV-520, Software Engineering, students learn about the field of software engineering, including project management methodologies applied to the field of Software Development, economic factors that affect development decisions and product life cycle, requirement gathering and assessment, and modelling languages. Disruptive technologies and methodologies and their impact on this field are also covered in this course.

Prerequisites

Complete MBA-506

In this course students demonstrate mastery of the information technology concepts and skills learned and acquired through the Master of Science in Information Technology degree program via successful completion of a Capstone project. Students are required to complete a reflection assignment to produce additional insight.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of 30 credits in the degree Information Technology MS program.

Healthcare IS Management Certificate Courses

In this course students learn to differentiate relational and non-relational databases, and to design a database to an organization's requirements. Preparing raw data for import into a database, using queries to manipulate data, and developing reports to meet stakeholder needs, and database integrity and security are also covered.

Students learn to create and use scripts to access, acquire, prepare, and transform data, including structured and semi-structured data, and to define and detect patterns in unstructured data to demonstrate how real world problems can be answered with data.

Students learn about the U.S. health care system, including the government's role in the industry, cost and quality issues, managed care, reimbursement mechanisms, legal and regulatory issues, profit vs. non-profit care, the role of technology, and then compare it to international health care systems. Students will begin to conceptualize new models of delivery through analysis of barriers to process improvement and the use of design thinking and analytics. Students will appraise development, implementation and management of system components.

Managing information as a strategic resource is challenging. Students will design IT systems to capture, combine, and transform data into information to measure processes/outcomes of care, support clinical decision-making and management decisions, empower patients, and improve health care operations. Students explore health information systems within the context of associated business processes to develop innovative solutions. Management of change as related to clinical systems will also be stressed to help build buy-in, engage individuals and ultimately improve workflow and system design.

Prerequisites

Complete HCMT-515

In this course students learn about data types and how to perform pre-processing activities including cleaning, integration, reduction, and transformation. Use of appropriate techniques to analyze and model data, such as classification, decision trees, association rules, and clustering, and the causes and methods of detecting outliers are also covered. Students propose additional applications for data mining based on current trends/research.

Prerequisites

Complete CMIT-510

In addition to developing advanced analytical skills, and a strategic mindset, graduates of the MS in Information Technology online program will demonstrate a mastery of the following industry-specific competencies:

  • Develop classifications of systems and information to determine priorities based on importance or sensitivity
  • Relate market, organizational, and operational factors to innovation and the development of new technology
  • Plan, implement, and conclude a project with appropriate management of requirements and change, applying critical thinking and reasoned decision making to achieve project objectives.
  • Design a database and develop reports to meet stakeholder requirements, and use queries to manipulate data while acknowledging the need to maintain data integrity and security.
  • Use objective measures to determine the feasibility of software development projects, summarize objective ways of collecting functional and nonfunctional requirements, decide the most appropriate modeling language for a variety of software projects, and categorize software verification and validation techniques.
  • Develop practical, in context, programming/scripting skills.
  • Compare public and private sector, and criminal and civil digital investigations and processes for preparing digital evidence, within a moral, legal, and ethical framework.

In addition to the above learning outcomes, graduates of the MS in Information Technology program with a certificate in healthcare IS management will:

  • Design healthcare IT systems and innovative solutions that address strategic, tactical, and operational challenges and maximize the effectiveness of evidence-based care.
  • Create and use scripts to demonstrate how real world problems can be answered with data.
  • Use appropriate techniques to process, analyze, and model data.

In addition to the admission requirements for all graduate program applicants, our online MS in Information Technology program has specific requirements that must be met. 

Previous coursework and/or experience in Information Technology (IT) and/or Information Security (IS) is required for admission to the program. Students who are unable to demonstrate prior acquisition of knowledge and skills related to IT will be required to complete CMIT-500 before beginning the required program courses. Additionally, prior knowledge and skills in digital forensics is required; students who cannot demonstrate that knowledge must successfully complete DFS 500 prior to the start of the program courses. 

Champlain College Online's IT faculty, led by Program Directors Kathleen Hyde and Sergio Tenreiro de Magalhães, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s IT professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the field and create a rich community of career-focused learning.

Increasing your career mobility is at the center of everything we do. As an online master's degree student, you get free access to the Fast Start Formula Career Course for getting noticed and getting hired, taught by Jen Morris, a leading executive career coach that partners with us to support our students in their job search journeys. This online course is self-paced and full of tips and tricks to land a job you'll love. Jen also hosts live webinars to answer specific questions, share additional insights, and does live "hot seat" coaching.

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Everything you learn in our online classrooms is relevant and immediately applicable to your work.

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Your education journey is our priority and our student support team has your back every step of the way.

Expect Superior Faculty

Learn from practitioner faculty working in the field, with real-world experience and knowledge.

Meet the Program Directors

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About

Kathleen Hyde, MCIS, MBA, is the Chair of Cybersecurity Programs for Champlain College Online. She is responsible for the online cybersecurity and computer forensics and digital investigations undergraduate programs, as well as the M.S. in digital forensic science program.

As program director, Ms. Hyde maintains the cybersecurity and digital forensic programs' competitive and relevant edge, promotes the growth of the nation's cybersecurity workforce, and shares her passion for lifelong learning by teaching several online classes.

For more than 20 years, Ms. Hyde has provided consulting services in cybersecurity, data recovery, business continuity, and digital forensics to government, retail, finance, professional, and residential customers. She has also served as an instructor for Champlain's cybersecurity program and a subject-matter expert for course development for the past three years. Her areas of expertise and interest include insider threat detection, emerging threats and defenses, digital privacy and surveillance, and cybersecurity for educators.

Ms. Hyde holds both an MBA and an M.S. in Computer Information Studies from the University of Phoenix.

 

Dr. Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães is Associate Professor and Chair of Cybersecurity at Champlain College Online.

Prior to Champlain, Dr. Magalhães was a researcher of the Software Engineering and Management Group (SEMAG) of the Algoritmi Research Center (University of Minho) and an Assistant Professor of the Catholic University of Portugal - Braga. He is a member and reviewer of a number of organizations, including the NATO Multinational Cyber Defense Education and Training project and the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics.

Dr. Magalhães has a PhD in Information Systems and Technologies from the University of Minho (Portugal). His research interests focus on information security, intelligence and performance monitoring, and has published widely on security-related topics.

 

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