Capella University

MHA - Health Care Informatics


225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MHA - Health Care Informatics

Format: Online

Program Description:

Capella University's online master's in Health Care Informatics integrates information science, computer science, social science, and health care to give you the skills and knowledge you need to help your organization improve the overall quality of health care and population health, along with reducing costs. This program is built around the most relevant, real-world health care challenges to ensure you'll gain the skills you need to provide and implement immediate, impactful, and efficient health informatics solutions.

Capella is a participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network.

The curriculum is aligned with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) standards and the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Competency Model™, providing you with the knowledge and skill sets expected by leading health care organizations. This program is also aligned to the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) certification, so if you hold this, you can earn up to 12 credits (3 courses)—saving you up to 9 months and more than $5,700. Enrollment in this program provides you with a free HIMSS membership—a benefit available to individuals in any of our informatics programs.

In this program, you’ll have access to Vila Health™, an immersive, simulated system of health. This virtual lab—available only at Capella—allows you to practice real–world informatics situations and challenges first hand, including improving interoperability, clinical workflow, meaningful use initiatives, ICD–10, and population health.

You also have the opportunity to complete your Health Care Informatics certificate along the way to your MHA—allowing you to earn a marketable credential within the first year of your MHA.

With your Master's in Health Care Informatics from Capella, you'll prepare to tackle informatics challenges such as ICD-10, EHR implementation, and demonstrating the meaningful use of the data collected from electronic health records.

Common jobs with an online master's in Health Care Informatics include chief information officer, chief medical information officer, clinical data analyst, health data/information resource manager, health information system application designer, compliance officer, or informatics consultant.

Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).


Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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