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MSc in Health Informatics and Analytics

Healthcare has become the topmost budget priority of every Government. Digitalization in healthcare is predicted to produce the maximum amount of data than any other industry. The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) aims to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital health infrastructure of the country. It will bridge the existing gap amongst different stakeholders of Healthcare ecosystem through digital highways. Current demand for health informatics and analytics people is at least 20 times more than the supply. Keeping in mind the demand for health data scientists, Masters of Science (M. Sc.) in Health Informatics and Analytics course is planned to launch at The Apollo University, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.


M.Sc. in Health Informatics and Analytics

  • Health informatics focuses on health data, information, and knowledge, including its collection, processing, analysis, and use. The focus is on data and its use in decision making. Computer science and information technology only provide tools to do so.
  • M. Sc. Health Informatics and Analytics curriculum is designed as per the requirements of global healthcare sector. M.Sc. Health Informatics and Analytics is an interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption, and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management, and planning. It includes collecting, storing, analyzing, and presenting data in a digital format and harnessing the big data revolution to create secure, efficient systems that transmit health information and enhance healthcare management.
  • The M.Sc. Health Informatics and Analytics is an intensive and unique two-year full-time programmeme designed for healthcare and IT professionals and those who want to increase their knowledge and skills and opt for a career in health informatics and analytics. The programmeme will be delivered by national and international teaching team through live and videoconferencing facilities located in The Apollo University which will provide active synchronous and asynchronous learning, giving the ‘real-time’ experience of studying in the lecture rooms right alongside students. The programmeme uses state-of-the-art technologies and has a strong focus on practical experience in the classroom. It is strongly linked with National Health Service organizations and industry in India and abroad.
  • The Health Informatics and Analytics programme at The Apollo University leverages its position and capitalizes on the strength of its Group of Apollo Hospitals across India and abroad to prepare domestic and international students to advance the professional practice of health informatics and analytics.
  • Objective of M.Sc (Health Informatics and Analytics)

    To prepare an Industry ready workforce for Healthcare Informatics and Analytics that can drive the adoption of Digital Healthcare in India

    Duration:2 Years - 4 Semesters

    Eligibility

    Graduation in any science group or MBBS/ BAMS/ BHMS/ BDS/ B. Pharmacy/ Pharm.D/ Nursing/ Physiotherapy/ Allied Health Sciences or equivalent with at least 50% marks in the aggregate.

    Thrust Areas of the department


    Faculty from Industry and Academia

    The course will be dealt by a group of Highly experienced and knowledgeable Faculty drawn from Industry and Academia with Hands-on skills in Informatics and Analytics

    After completion of this programmeme, the student will be well equipped and professionally enabled with the ability to…

  • Develop Health Information Management and Analytical Skills
  • Successfully Implement and manage TeleHealth services
  • Compile healthcare data into useable information for others using data visualization techniques
  • Communicate and comprehend Health Information and its management
  • Think Critically and Creatively about Digital Health to enable efficiencies in health delivery models
  • Assist in managing the data quality assurance process and develop data quality audit reports
  • Maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Key Features


    Scope of M. Sc. Health Informatics and Analytics programmeme at The Apollo University, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh


    Field Work/Internship

    Health, raw data exposure/ analysis will be given from the 2nd semester onwards. Hands-on experience in analytics software will be given in the final semester.

    Medium of Instruction: English

    Documents Required:


    Scholarship:

    Scholarship will be awarded in the first year for deserving and meritorious candidates under the following criteria

  • Above 90% or above 9 CGPA will be awarded 25% of Tuition Fee and
  • Above 80%-89% or 8 - 9 CGPA will be awarded 15% of Tuition Fee
  • Accommodation:
    Accommodation assistance will be provided on request


    Frequently Asked Questions


    What is health informatics?

    Health informatics is a field that concerns the generation, processing, storage, and use of health-related data, information, and knowledge. It is an interdisciplinary field that spans medicine, health administration, and management on one side, and computer science, information science, and technology on the other side.

    For more on the definition of health informatics, visit the following websites:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_informatics
    http://www.himss.org
    http://www.amia.org
    http://healthit.gov/


    What distinguishes health informatics vs. health information technology (IT) and bioinformatics?

    While often confused for one another, these three terms are different disciplines which intersect in several aspects, but are very different in focus. Here are some key differences:

  • Health informatics focuses on health data, information, and knowledge, including its collection, processing, analysis, and use. The focus is on data and its use in decision making. Computer science and information technology only provide tools to do so. Health IT is a technical discipline focusing on information technology and how that technology is used in health care. It includes a wide spectrum of topics, from computer networks to processing algorithms.
  • Bioinformatics is about using computational methods in biology, and also partially in medicine. The discipline focuses on processing genomic and proteomics data for basic research in biology, but also medicine, drug discovery, and related areas. George Mason offers bioinformatics degrees within the College of Science.

  • What career opportunities are available in health informatics?

    Health informatics is one of the fastest-growing, in-demand health care careers—employment prospects are high! George Mason graduates will possess the business skills and scientific knowledge to obtain careers with a variety of organizations, including:

  • Private and public sector government jobs
  • Hospitals, clinics, or health care practices
  • Consulting or software firms
  • Research institutions
  • Insurance companies and more!
  • Since this is a new discipline, there are few jobs that include “health informatics” in the job title. Instead, graduates of this programme are typically employed as consultants, managers, systems designers, product developers, implementation and security specialists, health IT systems analysts, and researchers.


    Do I need to have an IT background?

  • No. In fact, most of our students do not have formal IT training. If you don't know much about IT, you will need to work harder in the classroom to acquire the needed background. Students applying to graduate programmes without IT and math background may be asked to complete a preparation course that reviews college level IT, math, and informatics concepts. As long as you are good in analytical and abstract thinking and like technology in general, you should be able to successfully complete the preparation course and attend classes.
  • Our M. Sc. Programmeme provides the opportunities to learn enough technology to be successful in the field. However, it is always suggested that you talk to our faculty before applying to make sure that the programmes are right for you.
  • If you do not like IT and do not intend to work hard to learn these skills, the Department of Health Administration and Policy offers other avenues for careers in health care.

  • Can I complete the programme online?

    The programme is also offered in Blended mode track


    What is the capstone project offered in the Programmeme?

    The Department of Health Informatics and Analytics at The Apollo University pride themselves in providing students with the knowledge, skills, and tools to enter the job market, coupled with hands-on experience. The project also includes a comprehensive exam where students are required to synthesize knowledge from the entire programme.


    What is the thesis option in the M. Sc. programme?

    Students who wish to continue their education in a PhD programme may complete a typical industry-based practicum. This will help them to design and develop objective of the study during PhD programmeme. The thesis constitutes original research by the student and can be done in two semesters.


    Does the department offer research opportunities?

    We are committed to engaging students in research activities in and out of classroom. Informatics faculty have a strong research programme. We encourage all students to volunteer in research activities or work as research assistants.


    The Apollo University
    Preamble

    M.Sc. in Health Informatics and Analytics

    Healthcare has become the topmost budget priority of every Government. Digitalization in healthcare is predicted to produce the maximum amount of data than any other industry. The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) aims to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital health infrastructure of the country. It will bridge the existing gap amongst different stakeholders of Healthcare ecosystem through digital highways. Current demand for health informatics and analytics people is at least 20 times more than the supply. Keeping in mind the demand for health data scientists, Masters of Science (M. Sc.) in Health Informatics and Analytics course is planned to launch at The Apollo University, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.