Western Governors University Offers New Online Degree in Health Informatics

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<strong>Salt Lake City, Utah &mdash; June 10</strong><br />The world of health care information is growing and changing rapidly. Across the nation, health care systems and medical facilities continue to improve information systems according to the industry&rsquo;s newest high-tech standards and best practices.<br /><br />Western Governors University now offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics. This online degree combines health care with information technology, giving a graduate the knowledge and skills needed to design, develop and operate health information systems.<br /><br />The online health informatics degree program&#39;s core components provide a rigorous knowledge base in IT fundamentals, IT management and health care. Two industry-recognized IT certifications are included as part of this degree program at no extra cost. They are CompTIA A+ IT Technician and CIW v5 Database Design Specialist.<br /><br />This online degree is designed for those who may already be in the health care profession seeking to develop health informatics and technology skills, or for those who are already in information technology and who are seeking knowledge of the health care field. This program was created to bridge the gap between health care and information technology. <br /><br />Students who already have knowledge or associate&rsquo;s degrees in either area may be able to accelerate their progress and can possibly complete their degree in two to three years. Expected time to completion for students with little or no college experience is four to five years.<br /><br />Tuition is affordable at $2,790 per six-month term or $5,580 per year. (Tuition will become $2,890 effective Sept. 1). This is less than half of what other reputable online universities typically charge. A scholarship of $2,500, applicable at $500 per term for up to five terms, is available to qualified applicants. Enrollments are open continuously and new cohorts begin each month.<br />

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