Health Informatics Specialists

Occupation Information table
Overview: Apply knowledge of nursing and informatics to assist in the design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the health care system.
Duties: Translate nursing practice information between nurses and systems engineers, analysts, or designers using object-oriented models or other techniques. Apply knowledge of computer science, information science, nursing, and informatics theory to nursing practice, education, administration, or research, in collaboration with other health informatics specialists. Design, develop, select, test, implement, and evaluate new or modified informatics solutions, data structures, and decision-support mechanisms to support patients, health care professionals, and their information management and human-computer and human-technology interactions within health care contexts. Analyze and interpret patient, nursing, or information systems data to improve nursing services. Develop, implement, or evaluate health information technology applications, tools, processes, or structures to assist nurses with data management. Identify, collect, record, or analyze data that are relevant to the nursing care of patients.
Degree(s): A.A.S. Nursing 
Job Outlook: Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.
Starting Salary: The mean salary for health informatics specialists is $58,600.
Growth: Growth
Education Level: Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.
 

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.