Master of Science in Health Information Technology

Master of Science in Health Information Technology

MSc in Health Information Technology (HIT)

According to AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) (, Health information technology is the interdisciplinary field that studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical and healthcare data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving, and decision making, driven by efforts to improve healthcare services delivery, management and planning ‘.

HIT discipline:

  1. investigates and supports reasoning, modelling, simulation, experimentation and translation across the spectrum from molecules to populations;
  2. develops, studies and applies theories, methods and processes for the generation, storage, retrieval, use, and sharing of biomedical data, information, and knowledge;
  3. builds on computing, communication and information sciences and technologies and their application in biomedicine; and
  4. recognizing that people are the ultimate users of biomedical information, HIT draws upon the social and behavioural sciences to inform the design and evaluation of technical solutions and the evolution of complex economic, ethical, social, educational, and organizational systems.

Programme Objectives

  •  To develop professionals with advanced knowledge and skills in methodology and technology to design, develop, implement, evaluate, and strategically manage health informatics interventions.
  • To build capacity in generation, storage, retrieval, use, share and manage health data, information, and knowledge to support appropriate decision-making and evidence-based practice
  • To create a pool of health informaticians with advanced skills to secure, manage knowledge, visualize, extract useful patterns, and make healthcare decisions.

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