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Health Care Informatics Specialization Master of Health Administration

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Overview

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.

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.

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.

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.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

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Classes Start November 6th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$19,986$26,548*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$526 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Learn about Transfer Credits »

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

$30 Million in Scholarships Available

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

MHA6062 Health Care Delivery: New Environments in Health Informatics
MHA5064 Health Care Information Systems Analysis and Design for Administrators
MHA5068 Leadership, Management, and Meaningful Use of Health Care Technology
NHS6004 Health Care Law and Policy
MHA5019 Project Management and Team Leadership

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.

Advisors

Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors–they know all about the details of your program.

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.