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Chatham University Launches New Masters of Healthcare Informatics Program

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University has added a completely online 18-month Master of Healthcare Informatics (MHI) program, with applications now being accepted for the fall 2016 semester.

Healthcare informatics is the harnessing of technology and application of data to make the best clinical or organizational decisions possible. According to Department of Labor statistics, it is one of the fastest growing areas of the healthcare sector with job growth, depending on the specific Health IT position, estimated to be between 15-37% from 2012-2022.

Chatham’s Master of Healthcare Informatics (MHI) program combines healthcare and technology by utilizing the respective strengths of Chatham’s School of Health Science and Department of Business and Entrepreneurship. The degree involves instruction in integrating technology and information systems, analyzing current regulations and practices around healthcare, analyzing workflow processes in clinical settings and managing communications and relationships between system developer and interprofessional clinical users. These topics will allow the development of knowledge and skills in project management, data integration and aiding in healthcare decision-making. More information at

“Today, healthcare Informatics plays a critical role within every healthcare organization, facility or profession. By leveraging technology, data and the wisdom of health professionals, decision-making can be strengthened, influencing how individuals are treated ultimately advancing the level of quality care people receive.” – Debra M. Wolf, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, Healthcare Informatics Coordinator.

About Chatham University

Now fully coed, Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, has over 2,100 students in the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability; and the School of Arts, Science and Business. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been named to Sierra magazine’s list of top 20 “cool schools” and mentioned in Forbes as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.” Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world’s first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by “U.S. News & World Report”, Chatham earned the highest ranking among western Pennsylvania institutions in the “Regional Universities – North” category for 2015. More information at