About Health Informatics

Health informatics is a discipline at the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. It deals wi th the re- sources,  devices,  and  methods  required  in  optimizing  the  acquisition,  storage,  retrieval,  and  use  of  information  in  health  an d biomedicine.

Health informatics professionals design and develop information systems that meet the needs and requirements of management, users, and stakeholders. They oversee the development of high tech systems that allow for real-time communication, diagnosis, and consultation using video, audio, and web-based technologies. They develop the systems that adhere to policies and procedures for handling information to ensure patient privacy and overall security requirements. They seamlessly integrate the requirements of the many areas in an enterprise into one user-friendly system.


Job Profile: Health Informatics Professionals play following key role in healthcare as well as IT Industry

IT Health Advisor / Healthcare Executive IT / Healthcare Manager IT / Technical Consultant / IT Medical service Executive / Clinical Information Manager / System Developer / System Analyst / Health Information Technologist  / Healthcare IT Consultant / Clinical Informatics Analyst / Health Informatics Director / Chief Medical Information Officer / Healthcare IT project Manager


Program Objectives:

The  course  objective  intends to  impart knowledge  and  practical  skills  to  understand  the  various  aspects  in  the  application  of healthcare informatics to provide quality healthcare, specifically by; Providing scientific education that compliments the theoretical foundation; Enhancing specialized knowledge of health informatics; Equipping students with practical skills and analytical approaches to identify and deliver healthcare IT needs.


Program Highlights:

The M.Sc. Health Informatics Program is offered jointly by Manipal College of Health Professions (MCHP) and Manipal School of Information Sciences (MSIS), Manipal with specialisation in
     Healthcare IT Management

This is a unique post graduate program designed based on health care industry and IT industry requirements.  This  program  enables students  to  become  an efficient  and  constructive  Health  Informatics  Specialist  with  help  of  the knowledge & skills they acquired from intensive training & specialized curriculum. The course structure is designed in a systematic way that on completion, students acquire multi-task skills & have multiple options to choose their career from potential employers.


Broad Areas of Curriculum:

·       Health Informatics

·       Healthcare Management

·       Medical Language

·       Data Analytics

·       Internet Engineering

·       Health Economics

·       Entrepreneurship and Project Planning

·       IT for rural healthcare

·       Net Technologies

·       Software Engineering





Talk to us @

Department of Health Information Management
Manipal College of Health Professions
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal – 576 104
Karnataka, INDIA

Phone: +91-820-2922245 (O) Fax: +91-820-2571915

Email:  him.mcoahs@manipal.edu , Website: www.manipal.edu




Key Dates & Deadlines


Mar 15 23

Mar ' 23

Last date to Apply


Tentative Course Commencement Date


Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training in procedures

Innovative Center
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre to facilitate multi-disciplinary research

Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience

Sports & Fitness
Marena is the world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash as well as a well-equipped gymnasium

Libraries have publications on the latest developments in allied healthcare

Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes

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