Health Informatics Degrees in Colorado

With the healthcare digital information field expanding, students may want to know about Health Informatics Degrees in Colorado. There are several schools offering highly-rated programs. Many have virtual clinics and laboratories to facilitate learning. These unique attributes are described on the individual college websites. Most of the schools listed below offer online courses that make it easier for non-traditional students, or students who are employed full-time, to get a degree in the digital health care information field. In addition, online programs are less expensive because the online aspect eliminates many fees such as class materials and text books.

Colorado State University

Global Campus

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association, the Global Campus is a 100 percent-online public university that features low tuition and a flexible schedule for non-traditional and working students. The Global Campus specializes in bachelor degree programs and graduate degrees, certificates of completion and specializations. Students need not declare a specialization at the time of enrollment, but must designate a degree program. Classes start every four weeks. As long as you remain enrolled your tuition will not go up from what it was at your admission date.

Healthcare Informatics Specialization

The Healthcare Informatics Specialization is intended for people who want careers working in the information systems of hospitals or as health information coordinators and clinic managers. It is a fifteen-credit-hour course that can be added to any one of twelve Bachelor of Science degrees among which are Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration and others. The specialty can create much diversity in career paths offered in each degree. Coursework includes system operations and current practices in the information technology industry. The five classes in this program are “Principles of Health Information Management,” “Healthcare Informatics,” “Quality Health Information Systems and Security,” “Coding and Reimbursement Systems” and “Healthcare Information Systems.” Tuition for each of these three-credit courses is $1050.

Colorado State University Global Campus
7800 East Orchard Road Suite 200
Greenwood Village, Colorado, 80111

Colorado Technical University

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

The Bachelor’s degree programs at Colorado Technical University focus on technology and curriculum. The school is accredited by the Higher learning commission. The MBA program offered by the university was ranked as #6 in the top ten by the International Graduate Forum. It also has been rated “Best for Vets” and “Military Friendly.” The University offers curricula that strive to keep abreast of the current industry practices and meets the needs of non-traditional students.

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management—Health Informatics

This degree requires 180 credits for graduation and usually takes forty-eight months to complete. The website says that the courses are no longer offered at the traditional campuses and the online courses start every four weeks. The degree intends to give students a grasp of the business of healthcare and its administration. Besides the general liberal arts courses required and the foundational healthcare management courses, concentration classes include: “Introduction to Health Informatics,” “Health Analysis and Business Intelligence,” “DBMS for Healthcare,” “Security of Electronic Health Information” and the “Health informatics Capstone.” The complete class catalog can be downloaded from the university website. The tuition for the degree is $58,500, but there are no books or supplies needed, nor are there room and board fees since the program is online.

Colorado Technical University
Denver South Campus
3151 Vaughn Way
Aurora, Colorado, 80014
Email through the website

Regis University

Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions Division of Health Services Management

The Rueckert-Hartman College delivers healthcare education in a Jesuit environment. It is accredited by the Higher learning Commission, North Central Association. “Get Educated” has ranked the school as a “Best Buy” for master’s degree programs. Regis University, which houses the college, has consistently been ranked as a Top University by “US News and World Report.” The school takes a collaborative approach to healthcare, teaching students to approach the field with a wide view to the input of other disciplines. Curricula are aggressively reviewed to make sure it remains current.

Master of Science in Health Care Informatics and Information Management

This degree is planned for professionals who are currently in the healthcare profession who want to update or enlarge their knowledge of digital information delivery. Besides the material in informatics, the courses include leadership, project management, digital information and ethics, all viewed through the lens of healthcare. The entire program is online; however the school encourages students to attend their graduations. Each class lasts eight weeks, and the degree requires thirty-six credit hours for completion. Most students finish in twenty-four months. Students may begin classes in the spring term (January), the summer term (May) or the fall term (August). Tuition is $595 a semester hour, plus fees for admissions and for graduation.

Regis University
Mail Stop N–12
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, Colorado, 80221—1099

University of Colorado Denver

Graduate School College of Nursing

The graduate school at Colorado University Denver houses sixty programs in its two campuses and online. It is a member of the national Professional Science Master’s Association and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary schools. The College of Nursing graduate programs are consistently rated in News and World Report. Because they are located in Denver, the school has created many associations, cultural, business and professional, which become useful resources for students. The College of Nursing Graduate School offers MS and PhD Degrees as well as specializations and certificates of completion.

Nursing Informatics Master

This degree is intended to prepare students or healthcare professionals for advanced nursing practice. The all-online program consists of thirty-four credits: twelve in core classes, thirteen in Informatics core and nine in Informatics specialty. The core Informatics classes teach decision-making and terminologies as well as other fundamental skills. Specialty classes are meant to enhance the learner’s knowledge in and skill in one area of Informatics. The digital information program was initiated in 1997. Classes are available any time and, because of the nature of Internet education, classmates come from all over the world. At the end of the class time, there is a practicum which is arranged in the student’s own community. Instate tuition for the CU Nursing College Graduate programs is $490 a credit hour for any student ineligible for Western Regional Graduate Program funding.

Colorado University Denver
1380 Lawrence Street, Ste. 1251
Campus Box 163
PO Box 173364
Denver, Colorado, 80207–3364
WebsiteMost of the programs listed here are graduate level. People with undergraduate degrees in Informatics can get entry-level positions, however most jobs in the field require computer acumen and some knowledge of healthcare, which is knowledge gained in the bachelor’s degree courses, as well as some specialization. The specialization is gained during graduate study. Financial aid is almost universally available for students pursuing Health Informatics Degrees in Colorado.

For more information on obtaining your Health Informatics degree, please see 20 Most Affordable Master’s in Health Informatics Degree Programs.