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What is Medical Informatics?

Medical informatics is the bridge between human and computer interactions in the health care space that is changing the way health care workers collect and leverage data to improve patient safety, outcomes, and quality. Graduates of the GW Medical Informatics Program are well prepared to utilize their knowledge of electronic health records and databases within clinical settings.

Who Benefits from the Medical Informatics Program?

Graduates of this program will be well-qualified for graduate level studies or rewarding careers as:

  • health data analysts
  • system evaluators
  • annotators

What Will I Learn?

Upon completion of this program graduates will:

  • Apply information and data science principles to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.
  • Develop medical informatics analytics and tools in support of clinical decision-making, clinical research, and patient engagement.
  • Assess usability, functionality, and utility of clinical information systems and methods.
  • Integrate information technology into patient centered care in an ethical manner.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders, individually and in group settings, using verbal, written, and electronic modes of communication.

Why GW?

The program's versatile distance-based format allows students an opportunity to advance their education without sacrificing a rigorous curriculum or access to the resources and experts at GW. Students learn from nationally renowned faculty and experts within the field of medical informatics. Students also complete a research project or internship to help jump start their professional skills - an advantage in seeking employment opportunities after graduation.