Computer Information Systems - Health Informatics

Health Informatics is the application of Computer Information Technology (IT) in the healthcare industry, focusing on the design, implementation and maintenance of the necessary IT infrastructure in order to produce patient and enterprise wide data for utilization in the delivery of quality and efficient healthcare. 

The focus of this program is to create, maintain and manage large, complex, electronic information systems that can securely gather, store, transfer and make accessible Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). 

The program includes Health Information Management (HIM) distance learning courses that are accessed via the internet and provided by Portland Community College (PCC). Students also have an opportunity for cooperative work experience in the information technology field, arranged with one of a number of local public and private health-related organizations.