To meet the demand for informaticists and IT-conversant health professionals, The Fuqua School of Business, in partnership with the new Duke Center for Health Informatics, has recently announced the Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi).
Enrollment for this new program begins August 2010; the first class will graduate in May 2011.
The one-year Management in Clinical Informatics program is the only interdisciplinary management program of its kind in the United States – leveraging Duke’s world-renowned track record in medicine, business and health informatics. Through access to the finest faculty and resources across health care, IT and management education, students will acquire the knowledge and skills to merge technology and patient care and help improve human health.
According to Randy Sears, Assistant Director, Masters of Management in Clinical Informatics, the objectives of this exciting new program are straightforward.
The Master of Management in Clinical Informatics is a one-year residency program designed to:
- Train informaticians and health professionals to thoughtfully apply technology in order to improve the performance of providers, payers and regulators; to enhance patient care; and to promote the translation of scientific discovery into clinical practice.
- Provide insight into the interaction and interdependencies of informatics, advanced analytics, process improvement methodology, and business management principles.
- Hone functional skills and the ability to think strategically in a global business environment, allowing the immediate application of new-won knowledge and skills.
- Enhance opportunities for professional roles in a variety of health arenas, from payer and health systems to biomedical research and development.
- Assist in building a network of national and global contacts.
If you’re serious about your Informatics career and can dedicate the time and resources necessary to complete a two-semester resident program, you owe it to yourself to take a look a Duke.