Why Choose Medical Informatics Minor?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in medical and health informatics is expected to increase by 18 percent through the year 2016. That's faster than the average for all occupatoins in the United States. One reason the field of medical informatics is expanding at this high rate is the increasing number of medical tests, treatments and procedures evaluated by health insurance companies, regulators, courts and consumers. As a result, there's an increased demand for electronic record-keeping and the professionals who can lead and manage this effort.
Although this minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a baccalaureate degree, the belief of faculty within the College of Health Professions (COHP) and College of Business (COB)is that this minor would be very appealing to those students currently enrolled in the following programs:Allied Health Sciences, BS
Health Information Management, BS (CHP)
Health Care Systems Administration, BS (CHP)
Medical Laboratory Science, BS (CHP)
Molecular Diagnostics, BS (CHP)
Nuclear Medicine Technology, BS (CHP)
Nursing, BS (CHP)
Computer Information Systems, BS (COB)
Computer Information Technology, BS (COB)
Information Security Intelligence, BS (COB)
Business Data Analytics, BS (COB)
COHP 101 - Orientation to Healthcare (3 credits) is essential to understanding the healthcare arena and, therefore, will be a pre-requisite to acceptance into the minor.
An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 22 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.
College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
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Big Rapids, MI 49307-2740
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