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Students may wish to concentrate their graduate degree on the effect that massive amounts of data has on public
health policy and health care delivery. Coursework in this concentration emphasizes information management and
the ways in which health and computer sciences are coupled with information resources and integrated into the
management of health care data for clinical, financial or analytical purposes.
For specific questions on this program, please call Dr. Robert Holmes at 978-934-5318 or email Robert_Holmes@uml.edu.
Total Credits: 12 courses / 36 credits
Required Courses - 6 courses
- PUBH.5020 Organizational Behavior in Healthcare - Available Spring 2017!
- PUBH.5110 Healthcare Finance - Available Spring 2017!
- PUBH.5120 Operations Analysis for Quality Improvement
- PUBH.5140 Healthcare Management - Available Spring 2017!
- PUBH.6160 Law and Ethics in Healthcare - Available Spring 2017!
- PUBH.7330 Capstone Project - Available Spring 2017!
Program Electives - choose 6 courses
- PUBH.5310 Health Informatics - Available Spring 2017!
- PUBH.6070 Healthcare Information Systems - Available Spring 2017!
- PUBH.6320 Health Information System Planning
- PUBH.6330 Healthcare Database Design - Available Spring 2017!
- PUBH.6350 Healthcare Project Management - Available Spring 2017!
- PUBH.6380 Strategic Planning in Healthcare and HIT (Health Information Technology) - Available Spring 2017!
- PUBH.6390 Electronic Health Record Systems - Available Spring 2017!
- Official transcript indicating graduation from an accredited baccalaureate institution;
Three letters of recommendation pertaining to academic ability and professional performance;
A page-length Statement of Purpose indicating career plans, interests and objectives in pursuing a graduate degree;
Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); If a student completes the Health Management,
Health Informatics, or Health Policy Certificate program with a grade point average of 3.5 or better,
GRE scores are not required.
Citizens of non-English speaking countries who have never earned an academic degree in the
United States must submit TOEFL scores. (Minimum 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, or 100 Internet-based).
A professional resume indicating two or more years of full-time, professional (e.g., management,
clinical or informatics) work experience; and
Although a background in health is not required for admission to the Program, applicants with significant
health-related work experience are given preference when program capacity is limited. For applicants
without health-related work or educational experience, one's academic and professional history is important.
Applications can be submitted and evaluated at any time. Nevertheless, we recommend that applicants
seeking admission for the Fall semester have applications complete by May 15, and that applicants seeking
admission for the Spring semester have applications complete by December 15. All application materials must
be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Registering for Courses
Print and complete the Non-Degree Course Registration Form
or print and mail-in/fax-in the completed
pdf form following the instructions on the form.
Register online using your UML student account at https://www.uml.edu/enrollment/sis/
PUBH.5020 Organizational Behavior in Healthcare
Provides a systems overview of the organizational
structure and behavior of individuals in
healthcare institutions, along with an examination
of the role of managers, clinicians and other
leaders. The course applies organizational,
behavioral and social science practice and theory
to healthcare organizations. 3 credits.
PUBH.5110 Healthcare Finance
Provides broad exposure to the concepts and
practices of healthcare finance and healthcare
financial management. Teaches a practical
understanding of basic healthcare financial
issues, financial reporting and analysis, and
provider payment structures. The course enables
students to read, analyze and use healthcare
financial information in today's healthcare
environment. 3 credits.
PUBH.5120 Operations Analysis for Quality Improvement
This course teaches a multi-disciplinary approach to operations analysis, process redesign and quality improvement in healthcare. Students study the history, development and principles of quality improvement in healthcare; how quality improvement processes have been used in various healthcare settings; the tools and processes used in quality improvement; how to structure and implement a quality improvement program; and how to collect, analyze and interpret quality improvement data. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Graduate level or permission
PUBH.5140 Healthcare Management
This course provides a framework for addressing
management problems in healthcare organizations,
providing an overview of how healthcare
institutions are organized and governed, the role
of the management, physicians, nurses and other
clinical and support staff in these organizations,
and the management systems designed for their
efficient and effective operation. 3 credits.
PUBH.5310 Health Informatics
The course provides healthcare professionals
with a conceptual and practical understanding
of information and communication systems, and
how they are used. It also addresses the
systems analysis, development and
implementation challenges in optimizing today's
complex healthcare systems designs to improve
both use and clinical outcomes. Students learn
the theory, techniques and systems used for
transforming clinical data into information
useful for decision-making. The current and
future role of the health care informatics
professional is discussed. 3 credits.
PUBH.6070 Healthcare Information Systems
This is the introductory, first-recommended course
in health informatics. It provides a broad-ranging
overview of the healthcare information systems
industry, its history, recent developments and
continuing challenges, and a practical
understanding of healthcare information systems
acquisition and implementation. Topics include
meaningful use, EMR, CPOE, and health information
exchange. 3 credits.
PUBH.6160 Law and Ethics in Healthcare
This course presents and overview of legal and
ethical issues facing managers and providers in
health care. It provides students with a
foundation of health law and ethics and reviews
health care legal and ethical situations and
dilemmas. The goals are to provide students with
practical knowledge of health law and ethics and
their application to the real world of health
care. 3 credits.
PUBH.6320 Health Information System Planning
A course examining contemporary healthcare information system requirements and focusing on the design, implementation, and modification of these systems. Actual or hypothetical health system related projects are used to support the theoretical framework. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: CSCE Graduate Restrictions
PUBH.6330 Healthcare Database Design
A practical approach to the design, and
development of a relational database with an
emphasis on healthcare. Analyzing the requirements
of the database proceeds to the design of the
structure of the relational database, which is
then developed in a Relational Database Management
System (RDBMS). Microsoft Access is used as the
RDBMS platform. 3 credits.
PUBH.6350 Healthcare Project Management
A graduate level course providing a comprehensive
foundation for project management as it applies to
healthcare. Students will be introduced to the
theory and concepts of project management, and the
tools to manage projects with a specific focus on
health information technology. 3 credits.
PUBH.6380 Strategic Planning in Healthcare and HIT (Health Information Technology)
A graduate-level course introducing healthcare
professionals to strategic planning for the
information systems organization. Skills learned
in this course will enable the student to work
effectively with and support the information
systems planning effort and assure business
alignment. 3 credits.
PUBH.6390 Electronic Health Record Systems
The course addresses Electronic Health Records
(EHR) integration with patient care flow, clinical
decision making and patient engagement, as well as
clinical quality reporting. The students also
learn core EHR functions. The course uses
industry-leading EHR software as a learning tool
to demonstrate how electronic health record
technologies are used in a clinical setting. 3 credits.
PUBH.7330 Capstone Project
Near the end of one's Master's Degree program,
students register for Capstone Project and
complete an independent study under faculty
supervision. The Capstone Project applies concepts
and skills learned in the program. It involves
research and development, and culminates in a
substantial (20 pages or more) business-type
report. Many working professionals develop
projects related to work assignments. Students are
also required to present their Capstone Projects
to students, faculty and alumni at a semester-end
student recognition event. 3 credits.
Special Notes: Requires Instructor Permission.