Monday, September 10, 2012

University of South Florida to Offer New Online Master's Degree in Health Informatics

The University of South Florida in Tampa announced its USF Health program has formed a partnership with Bisk Education “to offer a new online master’s degree in Health Informatics, responding to the growing need for technology experts as the healthcare industry adopts electronic records,” said the university on Friday.

“USF is proud to partner with Bisk to help drive innovation in healthcare,” Judy Genshaft, president, USF, said. “There is a real need in today’s marketplace for employees who understand both healthcare and information science.”

In the new online program, USF Health faculty members will teach the health informatics courses and Bisk “will help adapt the traditional curriculum to an online environment. There will be video lectures and webcasts, online simulations, chat rooms, study groups and discussion board tools,” the university said.

The courses will lead to a 32-credit hour degree and the program will start by May 2013. Students may be from Tampa, but Bisk Education plans to also market the program worldwide.

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