SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Medical Informatics Program
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News & Events
Medical Imaging Informatics Area of Specialization
A new medical imaging informatics area of specialization is under development. Detail will be posted soon.
Welcome to Medical Informatics!
Our Medical Informatics program offers students the opportunity to study a field that is transforming the way healthcare is delivered in the U.S and internationally. Our program will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to implement and maintain the electronic health record (EHR). The program is convenient for working adults by scheduling classes in the evening. The courses are taught by full time faculty and adjunct professionals currently employed in informatics. The program is affiliated with major hospitals and health care organizations throughout the New York City metropolitan area.
If you are ready to enter a dynamic and rewarding profession, the medical informatics faculty and staff will help you in this quest. You can attend informational sessions held throughout the year or make an appointment with one of the faculty members.
Medical Informatics is a new and developing discipline with an emphasis on technology as an integral tool to organize, analyze, manage, and use health information, clinical data, images, and knowledge for patient care, health education, administration and research.
Dr. Mohammad Faysel
Interim Chairman, Medical Informatics Program
Mission & Philosophy
The mission of the Medical Informatics Program in the School of Health Professions is to provide students with the key foundational knowledge needed to excel in a dynamic career in the Medical Informatics field. With the support of faculty members who are experts in the field, students will have the opportunity to thrive in an engaging, creative and robust learning environment. Rigorous training opportunities will be provided to the students, thus allowing them to face challenges that will enhance their abilities to succeed in the diverse communities they will work in.
The Medical Informatics Program strives to provide a high quality education to students studying in the field of medical informatics who will be prepared to be employed in an urban environment. This will be accomplished by:
- Providing students with the knowledge, theories, and skill required in the field of Medical Informatics;
- Providing students with a challenging and supportive learning environment;
- Providing students opportunities to collaborate with faculty from College of Medicine, College of Nursing, and the School of Health Professions;
- Providing extensive relevant clinical experience, which will prepare students to practice in different health care facilities and in urban communities;
- Creating a culture of professionalism.
The SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University's Medical Informatics Program is a member of International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), Academic Forum of American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and Academic Organizational Affiliate of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is the main national organization that represents Medical Informatics professionals. It offers student membership and various helpful resources for students.
MI students are introduced to the role and responsibilities of the professional association and are encouraged to be student members of AMIA. There are various other local and national associations that are related to medical informatics profession that host events and activities for students as well. We view membership and active participation in the activities of professional associations as an opportunity to impact the direction and future of the medical informatics profession.
Please visit www.AMIA.org for student membership information.