Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2015-2016 Graduate Academic Catalog Program: Medical Informatics (MSMI), M.S. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Medical Informatics (MSMI), M.S.

Program Co-Directors

Katie A. McCarthy, MSMI, CQIA (ASQ), CSQE (ASQ)
Office: R308
Phone: (414) 277-2316
Email: mccarthk@msoe.edu

Dr. Gary Barnas
The Medical College of Wisconsin

Joint Degree Offering

The M.S. Medical Informatics (MSMI) Program is jointly offered by MSOE and MCW.

Introduction

Medical Informatics (MI) is the applied science at the junction of the disciplines of medicine, business, and information technology, which supports the health care delivery process and promotes measurable improvements in both quality of care and cost-effectiveness.

 

The mission of the M.S. Medical Informatics (MSMI) Program is to provide an applied graduate educational experience that prepares professionals to participate in and lead multidisciplinary teams in the development, implementation, and management of information technology solutions in health care.

 

The MSMI Program emphasizes the applied aspect of using informatics in the health care setting, which differentiates this program from other programs that focus on theory.  We strive to provide a practical education that prepares students to effectively participate in development, implementation, and management of teams charged with producing solutions that improve patient care and reduce the cost of care.

 

It is not the goal of the MSMI Program to comprehensively cross train individuals from one medical informatics discipline to another.  We will not make doctors or nurses into network engineers or finance experts, for example.  Our intent is to give graduates the knowledge and skills to identify, recruit, and work with expert resources needed for successful project.

 

Finally, the MSMI Program is designed with a focus on the adult learner.  The majority of students have education in one of the three primary medical informatics disciplines and several years of working experience.  This education and experience allows the student to immediately see the implications and applications of course topics.

Faculty:

Dr. (Hon.) G. Woodrow Adkins, Dr. Ruth Barratt, Dr, Steven Bialek, Dr. Jeffrey Blessing, Dr. Rachel Boechler, Melinda Davies, Dr. Kenneth Dobbs, Dr. Kathy Faggiani, Dr. Gary Kiltz, Terry Hoffmann, Dr. Paul A. Hudec, Stanley Kosmatka, Patricia Kramer, Carol Mannino, Katie McCarthy, Dr. Jenne Meyer, Dr. Kathleen Miezio, Dr. Katrina Moskalik, Dr. Patricia Neudecker, Paul Nistler, Dr. C. Kelly Lawrence Ottman, Dr. Michael Payne, Allison Rudich, Dr. Jeffrey Santaga, David Schmitz, Gary Shimek, Beth Slayman, David Tietyen, Dr. John Traxler, Quyhn Trueblood, Gary Vroman

Program Educational Outcomes

Five years after graduation, Medical Informatics graduates will have significant competency in:

  • Applying complex medical informatics solutions and analyzing outcomes.
  • Meeting the professional requirements for highly responsible positions.
  • Identifying revenue, cost savings, or efficiency improvements which add value to their organizations.
  • Influencing decision-making in the application of informatics solutions.
  • Facilitating, leading, and/or sponsoring multidisciplinary teams.
  • Engaging in substantial life-long learning activities.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, Medical Informatics students should have:

  • The broad education necessary to understand where and when informatics solutions can be appropriately applied.
  • An ability to evaluate and integrate disciplines (medicine, information technology, and business) within the field of medical informatics.
  • An ability to effectively participate in multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to evaluate and apply process improvements.
  • An understanding of the components of change management.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • An ability to integrate professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An appreciation for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.

Required courses (45 credits)

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 15000 - Medical Informatics Seminar 1 credits
MI 15010 - Health Care Environment 2 credits
MI 15020 - Overview of Informatics 2 credits
MI 15030 - Communication Strategies for Change and Project Management 4 credits
MI 16010 - Workflow Analysis and Redesign 4 credits
MI 16020 - Information Security and Infrastructure 4 credits
MI 16030 - Data Management and Systems Integration 4 credits
MI 16040 - System Lifecycle 4 credits
MI 17010 - Evidence-based Medicine and Decision Support 4 credits
MI 17020 - Health Care Data Analytics 4 credits
MI 17030 - Patient Safety and Quality Improvement 4 credits
MI 17040 - Strategic Leadership 4 credits
MI 18010 - Medical Informatics Capstone I 1 credits
MI 18020 - Medical Informatics Capstone II 1 credits
MI 18030 - Medical Informatics Capstone III 1 credits
MI 18040 - Medical Informatics Capstone IV 1 credits

Model Full-time Track (V8.0)

Year One

Quarter One

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 15000 - Medical Informatics Seminar 1 credits
MI 15010 - Health Care Environment 2 credits
MI 15020 - Overview of Informatics 2 credits
MI 16010 - Workflow Analysis and Redesign 4 credits
Total: 7 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 9 credits

Quarter Two

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 15030 - Communication Strategies for Change and Project Management 4 credits
MI 16020 - Information Security and Infrastructure 4 credits
MI 18010 - Medical Informatics Capstone I 1 credits
Total: 4 lecture hours - 10 lab hours - 9 credits

Quarter Three

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 16030 - Data Management and Systems Integration 4 credits
MI 17020 - Health Care Data Analytics 4 credits
MI 18020 - Medical Informatics Capstone II 1 credits
Total: 4 lecture hours - 10 lab hours - 9 credits

Year Two

Quarter One

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 16040 - System Lifecycle 4 credits
MI 17010 - Evidence-based Medicine and Decision Support 4 credits
MI 18030 - Medical Informatics Capstone III 1 credits
Total: 4 lecture hours - 10 lab hours - 9 credits

Quarter Two

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 17030 - Patient Safety and Quality Improvement 4 credits
MI 17040 - Strategic Leadership 4 credits
MI 18040 - Medical Informatics Capstone IV 1 credits
Total: 4 lecture hours - 10 lab hours - 9 credits

Notes

Part-time students may enroll in fewer courses each quarter than listed above, however, students are expected to complete all degree requirements within five years of beginning the program.

Model Part-time Track (V8.0)

Year One

Quarter One

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 15000 - Medical Informatics Seminar 1 credits
MI 15010 - Health Care Environment 2 credits
MI 15020 - Overview of Informatics 2 credits

Quarter Two

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 15030 - Communication Strategies for Change and Project Management 4 credits

Quarter Three

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 16030 - Data Management and Systems Integration 4 credits

Year One Totals: 9 lecture hours - 8 lab hours - 13 credits

Year Two

Quarter One

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 16010 - Workflow Analysis and Redesign 4 credits

Quarter Two

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 16020 - Information Security and Infrastructure 4 credits

Quarter Three

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 17020 - Health Care Data Analytics 4 credits

Year Two Totals: 6 lecture hours - 12 lab hours - 12 credits

Year Three

Quarter One

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 16040 - System Lifecycle 4 credits

Quarter Two

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 17030 - Patient Safety and Quality Improvement 4 credits

Quarter Three

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 18010 - Medical Informatics Capstone I 1 credits
MI 18020 - Medical Informatics Capstone II 1 credits

Year Three Totals: 4 lecture hours - 12 lab hours - 10 credits

Year Four

Quarter One

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 17010 - Evidence-based Medicine and Decision Support 4 credits
MI 18030 - Medical Informatics Capstone III 1 credits

Quarter Two

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MI 17040 - Strategic Leadership 4 credits
MI 18040 - Medical Informatics Capstone IV 1 credits

Year Four Totals: 4 lecture hours - 12 lab hours - 10 credits

Notes

Part-time students may enroll in fewer courses each quarter than listed above, however, students are expected to complete all degree requirements within five years of beginning the program.

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