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Professionals who understand the unique relationship between information technology, people, health, and the healthcare system are in short supply and high demand. The new Masters in Health Information Technology (MHIT) program at the University of South Carolina blends a technical IT foundation with coursework covering current clinical trends, government regulations and healthcare-specific management practices.   Offered jointly by the university's Department of Integrated Information Technology (iIT) and the Arnold School of Public Health Department of Health Services Policy and Management, the interdisciplinary MHIT program is designed specifically to produce highly qualified professionals and leaders with expertise in both information technology and health administration.

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MASTER OF HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Mission

Taking the Transformative Power of

Healthcare Information Technology into the Future!

Professionals who understand the unique relationship between information technology, people, health, and the healthcare system are in short supply and high demand. The new Master of Health Information Technology (MHIT) program at the University of South Carolina blends a technical IT foundation with coursework covering current clinical trends, government regulations and healthcare-specific management practices.

Offered jointly by the university's Department of Integrated Information Technology (iIT) and the Arnold School of Public Health Department of Health Services Policy and Management, the interdisciplinary MHIT program is designed specifically to produce highly qualified professionals and leaders with expertise in both information technology and health administration.

The MHIT program curriculum is comprised of 36 credit hours. The core curriculum consists of six courses (21 credit hours), with three courses in Integrated Information Technology and two courses from Health Services Policy and Management. Students will also complete five elective courses, including at least one from information technology and one from health administration. The final requirement is a health information technology residency of 6 credit hours.

A required IT residency will provide students the opportunity for in-depth instruction and real world leadership experience well beyond the classroom. The residency will consist of a minimum of 250 hours of approved health information experience and require a research project paper evaluated as the student's comprehensive assessment of program learning outcomes.

The MHIT degree is projected to take 18–24 months to complete depending on individual circumstances. Part-time enrollment opportunities are also available.

USC'S MHIT in Focus

The Department of Integrated Information Technology (iIT) is a leader in the areas of health information technology, system design and implementation, network support and administration, database systems, Website design and management, corporate training and development, project management, technology innovation and change management. The iIT program is a founding member and strategic partner with IT-oLogy, an IT incubator organization sponsored by leading S.C. companies dedicated to creating IT talent. Faculty in iIT are nationally recognized for their outstanding teaching and research.

The Department of Health Services Policy and Management at the Arnold School of Public Health is an interdisciplinary field providing knowledge and skill-sets needed to formulate, implement and evaluate managerial decisions in healthcare settings. Areas of focus include management of integrated health systems, management information systems, health economics, managed care, financial management, strategic planning, quantitative data analysis, law, epidemiology
and biostatistics.

Find Out More!
Visit www.HRSM.sc.edu/iIT.
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Dr. Neset Hikmet
Director, Graduate Studies in Health Information Technology
IT-oLogy Tower, Suite 1010
1301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Office: 803-777-5559
MHITinfo@sc.edu

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