MS - Master of Science

Our Master of Science program focuses on Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies (MS-CIPCT) and is open to students with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

As a MS-CIPCT student, you will learn how to understand and promote the increasing role of technology in clinical settings, as well as how to implement a wide variety of tools and technologies to enhance the work of healthcare professionals and improve patient outcomes.

Ideal applicants will have at least one year of health care delivery experience.

For more details, please visit the Clinical Informatics website at http://clinical-informatics.uw.edu/.

Curriculum

The MS-CIPCT program requires a minimum of fifteen months to complete with full-time study, or two years on a part-time basis. The CIPCT program is offered jointly with the UW School of Medicine.

You can complete the MS-CIPCT program entirely online. In-person attendance is only required at the Annual Meeting and Orientation session in September of the first and second year.

We prepare students to be leaders, innovators, and integrators of clinical practice and technology.

Graduates can:

  • Evaluate current and future Health Information Technology (HIT) needs and recommend optimal solutions
  • Identify barriers, challenges, and solutions in HIT adoption
  • Interface with developers to ensure IT implementation for clinical use is effective and user-friendly
  • Manage adoption and use of patient-centered technologies
  • Assess performance of information systems in patient care
  • Improve the flow of patient information within and outside of an organization