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About the Program
Ana D. Cleveland
"The first wealth is health." - Ralph
Thank you for your
interest in the Health Informatics Program, and it is one of the Programs of
Study at our Department of Library and Information Sciences, part of the
Department's 36 credit hour Masters of Science in Information Science degree.
News & World Report ranks the program as #6 in the nation.
The conceptual components of the program include the design,
integration, implementation, evaluation, and management of
health-related information systems, clinical information systems,
community-based information systems, telemedicine, evaluation
methods in medical informatics, Internet-based medical information
retrieval, information resource management, among others.
Graduates of the Health Informatics
Program of Study will have a solid foundation in information
science, the nature of medical information, and supportive technology. We are committed to preparing health information professionals for
the rapid advances in health care.
Courses are taught to fit the student's lifestyle by being offered in blended and online formats. We have an outstanding distance learning program, and
many students earn their master's degree this way.
The Health Informatics Program has enjoyed funding from government
agencies, the private sector, and the university, which provides financial
opportunities for students. Another outstanding feature of our program is
network of professionals who support our program and our students. This
provides many internship and career opportunities.
You are invited to explore the other areas of this site to learn more
about the Health Informatics Program.
| About the Profession
Health information professionals are key
members of any dynamic support team for health care. Throughout all
the procedures and processes of health care, the entire system
(doctors, nurses, technicians, social workers, allied health
professionals, insurance providers, consumers, and of course, the
patient and the family) depend on fast and accurate information.
The organization, access, and delivery
of information at the point of care is the driving force in health
informatics and lies at the heart of the health information
In today's society, the need for health information professionals is
unparalleled. Not only is health information used in the
traditional health care environments, but it is also expanding due to
consumer and public health needs and scientific research agendas.
Consumer and public health issues warrant the need for accurate health
information. Scientific research agendas focused on genomic
information has increased the demand for bioinformatics professionals.
There are many avenues for health information professionals to
explore, and this is an exciting time for our field.
For over two decades, the Department of
Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas has
been educating for the health informatics profession.
| About the University
The University of North Texas (UNT) is the fourth-largest university
in Texas with more than 35,000 students. It also has more
computers per student than any university in the Dallas-Fort Worth
The Denton Campus is the flagship university of the UNT System,
which includes the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth and UNT Dallas. UNT offers 97 bachelor's, 82 master's and 35 doctoral degree programs,
and many are nationally recognized. UNT
has an excellent library system and Center for Learning
Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR) to
support the needs of students both on and off campus. UNT also
established a 300-acre Discovery Park, located north of the main campus.
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