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Empower health care providers to provide world-class care with information technology and insightful informatics.
UNT's Minor in Information Management and Health Informatics provides graduates with the skills and competencies needed to work in health care environments and to work with health information such as patient information, medical records, medical imaging and clinical research data. Students in the program will explore how to effectively use technology to improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare including reducing cost, increasing patient access and improving diagnosis and treatment.

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Why Earn an Information Management and Health Informatics Minor?

UNT’s minor in information Management and Health Informatics is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge needed to build competencies in important and emerging areas such as information organization, information architecture, information seeking and use, health informatics, knowledge management, digital content and digital curation, and information systems.

The program’s goal is to provide general educational preparation for students planning to enter the information profession. The minor’s objectives are for students to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to:

  • The roles and impact of information policies, practices, and information itself on diverse populations in a rapidly changing technological and global information society.
  • Human information needs and behavior in order to develop and implement information systems and services that meet user needs.
  • Professional practices necessary to succeed in information-related occupations, and to pursue a professional master's degree.
  • The philosophy, principles, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the field.

While pursuing your degree, you will hone the skills required to:

  • Aid information seekers
  • Add value to information products
  • Apply the latest tools and technologies to the ever-increasing volume of information

Information Management and Health Informatics Minor Highlights

Special lectures hosted by the college and the department feature renowned scholars who provide different perspectives and insights into the information science field.
Our students and faculty are active members of different professional associations and learned societies, such as the iSchools consortium, the American Library Association, the Association for Information Science and Technology, and the Knowledge & Information Professional Association.
Information science students can study in a variety of concentrations such as information organization, information architecture, human information behavior and use, knowledge management, librarianship, modern information processing and retrieval systems, digitization and digital libraries.
Instruction is offered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online and blended, that allows you to balance classes with full-time or part-time employment.

Information Management and Health Informatics Minor Courses You Could Take

Medical Informatics (3 hrs)
Topics include history of medical information. Biomedical communication. Types of information resources and services related to the transfer of information in the health sciences. Computer applications to health sciences libraries. Analyses of current issues in the health care field and their relationship to health sciences libraries and information centers, ethics, confidentiality and security.
Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery (3 hrs)
This course introduces the student to data analysis, data mining, text mining and knowledge discovery principles, concepts and practices to approach data and data mining tasks and techniques using suitable software and other data analysis tools. Covers principles and theories of data mining and text mining techniques as well as analytical applications of data mining and knowledge discovery tools.
Information Technology Management (3 hrs)
This course introduces basic concepts of information and its role in an information society. Includes mechanisms of information processing, information transfer, and applications of computers and other information tools in various disciplines and fields.
Special Problems (1-3 hrs)
This course offers supervised individual or small-group study of special problems or topics not otherwise covered by regular course offerings.
Information Science Seminar (3 hrs)
This course offers supervised individual or group work on current issues of modern technology and information science.
Health Science Information Management (3 hrs)
This course is an introduction to computer-based health sciences information centers. Topics include: health sciences environment, management, collections, users, project planning, information technology, evaluation and assessment, professional activities of health information management specialists, including the growing emphasis on evidence-based practice, informatics, and trends that affect future practice.

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