CIS Health Informatics

CIS Health Informatics

Southwestern Oregon Community College - Coos Bay, OR

  • AAS

The Associate of Applied Science in CIS: Health Informatics: Health Informatics is the rapidly developing scientific field that utilizes computer technology in the advancement of health care, and is one of the key components to creating and improved, higher-quality health care system. Individuals who earn this degree will be able to fill a variety of entry-level positions within any health care organization related to the use of technology in the management and delivery of health care services. Health Informatics combines computer technologies, information science, clinical practice, and business management, and helps coordinate the computer information systems used in hospitals and medical clinics. Health Informatics is the link between management, computer information technologies and medicine. It is the study of health data collection, storage and communication; data processing into health information suitable for administrative and clinical decision making; and computer and telecommunications technology applied to support these processes. The Associate of Applied Science in CIS: Health Informatics is designed for persons interested in working in the health care industry to address the many and varied technology needs within the industry.

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