EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 rankings for the Best Online Masters in Health Informatics Degree Programs.
Health Informatics Degrees at the graduate level make any HI professional competitive in the workplace. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for working students to find the time in their busy schedule to attend school on an actual campus. This ranking was created to help students see that online education can be a perfect alternative to traditional learning.
"With the federal mandate concerning electronic health records (EHRs), the need for experts trained in the management of health-related data is growing. IT-based developments in healthcare provision organization, distribution, and planning are more important than ever before, and healthcare informatics specialists are helping patients protect and utilize their medical data effectively and improve healthcare delivery and patient satisfaction," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking at its release.
The College Choice 2016 ranking for Best Online Masters in Health Informatics Degree Programs was created using several factors, including student satisfaction, academic reputation, online program features, and overall cost for the degree. This information was pulled from individual school online portals, independent statistics sites, and other reputable ranking sites like U.S. News and World Report.
The College Choice 2016 ranking for Best Online Masters in Health Informatics Degree Programs was topped by The University of Maryland University College. This was followed by Louisiana Tech University and Dakota State University.
The complete rankings are as follows:
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Boston University, Boston, MA
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Dakota State University, Madison, SD
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Kaplan University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Liberty University Online, Lynchburg, VA
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Regis University, Denver, CO
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
South University, Savannah, GA
Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, NH
St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
University of San Diego, La Jolla, CA
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.