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Capella University's online master's in Health Care Informatics integrates information science, computer science, social science, and health care to give you the skills and knowledge you need to help your organization improve the overall quality of health care and population health, along with reducing costs. This program is built around the most relevant, real-world health care challenges to ensure you'll gain the skills you need to provide and implement immediate, impactful, and efficient health informatics solutions.

Capella is a participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network.

Aligned to HIMSS and NCHL

The curriculum is aligned with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) standards and the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Competency Model™, providing you with the knowledge and skill sets expected by leading health care organizations. This program is also aligned to the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) certification, so if you hold this, you can earn up to 12 credits (3 courses)—saving you up to 9 months and more than $5,700. Enrollment in this program provides you with a free HIMSS membership—a benefit available to individuals in any of our informatics programs.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study. After you inquire about one of our informatics programs, we’ll email you a free copy of our Informatics Guide.

Real-World Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment

In this program, you’ll have access to Vila Health™, an immersive, simulated health system. This virtual lab—available only at Capella—allows you to practice real–world informatics situations and challenges first hand, including improving interoperability, clinical workflow, meaningful use initiatives, ICD–10, and population health.

Earn a Marketable Credential Along the Way

You also have the opportunity to complete your Health Care Informatics certificate along the way to your MHA—allowing you to earn a marketable credential within the first year of your MHA.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Health Care Informatics from Capella, you'll prepare you to tackle informatics challenges such as ICD-10, EHR implementation, and demonstrating the meaningful use of the data collected from electronic health records. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online master's in Health Care Informatics include chief information officer, chief medical information officer, clinical data analyst, health data/information resource manager, health information system application designer, compliance officer, or informatics consultant.