Health Informatics

  • College

    College of Professional Advancement

  • Department

    Mathematics, Science, and Informatics

  • Degree


  • Location

    Atlanta, Online


Learn how to apply technology in healthcare environments

Mercer’s Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics teaches students how technology can make healthcare more efficient and improve patient outcomes. Coursework includes instruction in designing and developing software applications specifically for healthcare settings. Students learn to transform data into actionable information for critical decision making while considering the ethical implications of using technology in healthcare. This comprehensive degree fosters a deeper understanding of the performance of healthcare systems through data and computing methods.

Designed for busy and working adults

We understand there are many demands on your time, so, we design classes to make studying more convenient. The B.S. in Health Informatics admits students in January, March, May, August, and October. Students can complete the degree fully online or on Mercer’s Atlanta campus. There are two eight-week terms during the fall and spring semesters, and one eight-week and one four-week term during the summer semester. On-campus classes meet one night per week, and students can comfortably take two classes weekly while maintaining a work-life balance.

Explore a rewarding career in the growing field of health informatics

The healthcare industry will grow more than twice as fast as other industries due to an aging population with an increasing need for medical services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that healthcare jobs will result in approximately 2.3 million new jobs by 2024. Professionals with degrees in health informatics are qualified for a range of positions in government, nonprofit, and corporate sectors, for example. Many of these jobs involve health informatics and administration in roles such as:

  • Business Analyst
  • Clinical Informatics Manager
  • Clinical Information Systems Analyst
  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Healthcare Human-Computer Interaction Designer
  • Health Information Management
  • Hospital IT Analyst
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist

Learn more about our Health Informatics major

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Meet Our Professors

Highly-credentialed and dedicated faculty guide students interested in employing cutting-edge information technology in healthcare environments to improve patient outcomes.