Medical informatics, also known as health information technology or health IT, is experiencing a period of rapid growth fueled by the federal government’s push for universal adoption of electronic health records. The health IT minor teaches students with a computing background how to develop and maintain software systems in the health care field. One year of object-oriented programming and an introductory database course are required prerequisites. Five required courses give students the skills they need to design and develop computing systems for the health care environment.
|ISTE-120||Computer Problem Solving: Information Domain I*|
|ISTE-121||Computer Problem Solving: Information Domain II*|
|ISTE-230||Introduction to Database and Data Modeling|
|ISTE-330||Database Connectivity and Access|
|MEDI-130||Computers in Medicine|
|MEDI-320||Medical Database Architectures|
|MEDI-330||The Electronic Health Record|
|MEDI-430||Medical Application Integration|
* Students may fulfill this prerequisite with one year of computer programming in an object-oriented programming language.