EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 rankings for the Most Affordable Bachelor's in Health Informatics Degree Programs and Most Affordable Master's in Health Informatics Degree Programs
Health Informatics is a field that growing fast in our changing world. Now that computers are a mainstay, the digitization of all medical records is becoming common practice. That has created a need for Health Informatics professionals, all of whom need at least an undergraduate degree in order to become viable team members in the health care field.
"Of course, the staggering pace of development in computing technology and information networking has changed what's possible for keeping—and synchronizing—health records. And now, the Affordable Care Act has mandated that Electronic Health Records (EHR) become the American standard for health care providers large and small," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said at the ranking's release. He went on to say that: "These changes have not only affected how patients' information is kept, and shared, among providers and insurers. They have also created a fast-growing and high-paying career field in health informatics."College Choice curated its 2016 ranking for both the Most Affordable Bachelor's in Health Informatics Degree Programs and Most Affordable Master's in Health Informatics Degree Programs using facts that are found on an individual school's website as well as on independent educational statistics organizations like the National Center for Educational Statistics. Factors included the tuition cost per term, time to completion, online options, academic reputation, student retention, and the employment rate for students after graduation.
The College Choice 2016 ranking for the Most Affordable Bachelor's in Health Informatics Degree Programs is led by Western Governors' University. The University of Wisconsin and Rasmussen College rounds out the top three.
The College Choice 2016 ranking for the Most Affordable Master's in Health Informatics Degree Programs is topped by New England College. It is followed by Valparaiso University and Regis University.
The complete rankings are as follows:Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Champlain College, Burlington, VT
College of St. Schlolastica, Duluth, MN
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
New England College, Henniker, NH
Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Rasmussen College, Maitland, FL
Regis University, Denver, CO
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT
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