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SIUE’s online health-care informatics program among nation’s Top 25

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville online master’s in health-care informatics has been ranked among the nation’s top 25 by

Health-care informatics professionals integrate the worlds of medicine and technology by combining their expertise in data management, patient care and information technology systems.

“The success of our fully online Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics program is the result of a combined effort involving the faculty, administration, information technology personnel and community healthcare partners,” said Frank Lyerla, PhD, RN, director of SIUE’s master’s of healthcare informatics program. “Our collaborative approach ensures the program is producing marketable graduates ready to meet industry needs and fill healthcare informatics positions.”

The ranking criteria included academic quality, affordability and online programming. For a complete list of the rankings, visit

“It is significant to note that SIUE developed this program in a corporate partnership with BJC Health Care in 2010 to ensure their workforce would be well-trained to meet demands related to implementing electronic health records and securing patient data across the system,” said Mary Ettling, interim director of educational outreach. “While the program has evolved in format to accommodate the demands of working adults, our partnership with BJC still allows students to complete coursework online, to apply newly learned skills in their workplace and to advance to new positions within the BJC system.”

For more information, visit or contact Lyerla at

      From the Illinois Business Journal

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