Katie A. McCarthy, MSMI, CQIA (ASQ), CSQE (ASQ)
Phone: (414) 277-2316
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.
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.
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.
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.