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Health Informatics

Where health and information
technology intersect.

Learn more today!

Please note the Winter 2022 application deadline for the Health Informatics program has now passed. Fall 2022 applications for the Health Informatics program will open on March 15, 2022.

Please check the Application Procedure page for more information. 



Where health and information technology intersect

Using technology, clinical guidelines, information systems, and data management practices, health informatics professionals optimize the collection, storage, and use of information in healthcare.

Health informatics applies to the areas of nursing, clinical care, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, occupational therapy, and medical research.

Working in conjunction with the Health Information Management program, program participants will

  • Explore, learn and apply their knowledge and skills in a dynamic, online learning environment. 
  • Be presented with opportunities to establish a network of professionals from both areas of study, as program participants share three courses designed for both health information managers and health informaticians, and then progress to take a deeper examination of health informatics topics.  

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be eligible for a McMaster University Diploma in Health Informatics.

Who Should Take Health Informatics Program?

  • Health care professionals seeking second career or a new career path
  • Individuals with related study, or background in computer science, IT
  • Currently employed, or seeking employment in the health informatics field
  • Health informatics professionals looking to upgrade previous education background
  • International professionals seeking Canadian education in health informatics

About the Diploma in Health Informatics

  • Part-time program, consisting of 9, 3-unit courses; 
  • Online delivery, instructor facilitated;
  • Learn from experienced Health Informatics professionals;
  • Designed in consultation with the industry’s professional association 

Please contact us for consultation to help determine if this program is right for you. 


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"The course content is comprehensive, rich, current, practical and designed to equip individuals with the requisite skills for the rapidly changing job demands." - Emmanuel, Health Informatics graduate