As the healthcare industry expands its use of technology to
improve efficiency and quality in delivering patient information,
the demand for healthcare information technology specialists
The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that employment in the
healthcare sector — comprising nearly one-sixth of the U.S. economy
— will increase by 20 percent over the next eight years. Demand
will be strongest in hospitals, medical offices, insurance and
technology consulting firms.
Combining computer science and healthcare expertise, informaticians
organize electronic medical record systems, create and work with
healthcare information management software such as clinical
decision support systems, pharmacy systems, and radiology
You can prepare for these opportunities through the 126-credit
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Informatics at St. John’s.
Offered by the College of
Professional Studies, the program is designed to provide
students with in-depth knowledge of healthcare and computer science
— opening up multiple career paths for graduates.
Committed to a tradition of offering programs that prepare students
for success in emerging and changing careers, St. John’s is one of
the first New York area colleges and universities to offer a
bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Informatics.
Reflecting the University’s Vincentian and Catholic values, the
program places emphasis on providing quality, cost-effective
healthcare for marginalized populations. Benefiting from St. John’s
metropolitan commitment, Healthcare Informatics majors have access
to invaluable internship opportunities at leading New York-area
leading hospitals and other medical providers.
We invite you to learn more by exploring our
Ronald Fechter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair