The health informatics and analytics minor provides students with an introduction to the field of health informatics and analytics. Students minoring in health informatics and analytics will gain knowledge of legal, administrative, regulatory requirements, use of health data in decision-making, and healthcare data mining and analytics. Health informatics, clinical and health information technologies, data management, and health care quality will also be explored.
The minor is open to all Samford University students and is a compliment to any undergraduate major. Students planning to pursue graduate degrees in health informatics and analytics, healthcare administration, public health, nutrition, social work, business, and law will have a unique understanding of the role of health data in decision-making, improving health outcomes, and medico-legal situations.