Health Informatics Degree (MHI)

The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation offers one of Canada's few professional, graduate-level health informatics degree programs.

The Master of Health Informatics (MHI) provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to integrate clinical expertise with information and communication technologies. Graduates are positioned to lead organizational and health system change.

Practicum placements get
top marks from industry.

Expanding Your Career Opportunities

This accelerated program graduates health informaticians – clinically and technically savvy solution architects who are able to bridge the gap between medical/health care practitioners and information and communication technology (ICT) specialists.

Students gain valuable practical learning experience through highly rated, four-month practicum placements within government, health service providers or the private sector.

The program also boasts an outstanding employment record. In the past three years, all MHI graduates were hired into health informatics or related career positions.

Program Highlights

  • Accelerated 16-month full-time program combines expertise in health systems with applied knowledge in information and communication technologies.
  • Faculty members are national and international experts in health systems and information technology from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) and the Faculty of Information (iSchool).
  • A comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum that provides a solid foundation in key health informatics competencies, including: health and clinical systems and policy; health information processing; information and communication technologies in e-health; measurement, decision analysis, decision support and evaluation; project management; knowledge management and change management.
  • A four-month professional practicum placement provides experiential learning under the supervision and mentorship of leading health informaticians within government, health service providers and the private sector.
  • Learning is problem-based. Students participate in lectures, seminars, case studies, computer labs and on-line learning.
  • Outstanding career prospects for program graduates.
  • Lower tuition than an MBA and many other professional graduate degrees.

Who Should Apply?

The Master of Health Informatics is ideal for individuals in their early career or those with an established career who wish to expand their role. It will hold particular interest for:

  • health sciences (e.g., physicians, nurses, lab technicians, radiologists, social workers, or other allied health professionals);
  • health administration (Health Services Professionals and Administrators);
  • computer and information sciences and technology (e.g., computer science specialists, health related software vendors and developers, engineers, and information technologists); and
  • business system analysts from both the public and private sectors.


"Digital records, point-of-care systems, and e-health, information and
communication technologies are revolutionizing health care. We need
individuals who have the necessary knowledge, critical thinking and
problem-solving skills to help organizations and the broader health system
integrate and utilize these technologies to improve health outcomes."

Shelagh Maloney
President and Board Chair
COACH, Canada’s Health Informatics Association

Executive Director, External Liaison
Canada Health Infoway/Inforoute Santé du Canada