Abstract: A serious need exists for information systems workers who have an understanding of the healthcare environment. Traditional information systems degree programs do not adequately prepare students to enter the healthcare environment. In this paper, we propose a curriculum for a baccalaureate health informatics degree that combines the technical and business training of a traditional information systems degree with a strong foundation in healthcare courses to create a graduate that is able to function proficiently in a modern healthcare organization.
Keywords: Health Informatics, Curriculum Design, Information Systems, Healthcare and IT
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Recommended Citation: Campbell, M., Pardue, J., Longenecker, B., Barnett, L., Landry, J. (2012). Treating the Healthcare Workforce Crisis: A Prescription for a Health Informatics Curriculum. Information Systems Education Journal, 10(3) pp 35-46. http://isedj.org/2012-10/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2011)