The University of Maine at Farmington Health Information Systems program is ideal for those who want to work for state or local public health agencies, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, international health agencies, federal health programs, healthcare providers, or work as IT professionals in health-related careers.
The UMF Health Information Systems interdisciplinary program is offered jointly through the UMF departments of Business Economics, Computer Science, and Community Health Education, combining core courses in all three academic areas as well as courses that have been developed specifically for this innovative program.
Industry leaders and state partners are instrumental in tailoring the program content to provide you the knowledge and skills required in the healthcare industry.
These industry partnerships also provide opportunities for internships, a core component of the Health Information Systems program. Our internships give you valuable outside-the-classroom, inside-the-industry learning experiences while also helping you to gain a better understanding of just how this growth industry works, connecting classroom theory to real-world practice.
An internship also helps you make valuable professional contacts and develop highly marketable career skills.
The job market for health information technology has been growing at an exponential rate, largely due to changes in the industry such as electronic medical records, computerized “expert systems” to guide diagnoses and treatment recommendations, and data collection for assessment of the effectiveness of health programs.
This major is ideal for those who want to work for state or local public health agencies, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, international health agencies, federal health programs, healthcare providers, or work as IT professionals in jobs such as:
- Project Manager
- Information Systems Analyst
- Clinical Informaticist
- Clinical Application Manager
- Information Systems Trainer Programmer / Analyst
- Director of Information Technology (IT)
- Chief Information Officer
This program qualifies for a tuition discount of nearly $5,000 for residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont through the New England Regional Student Program.