Master of Information Systems in Health Management
The Master of Information Systems in Health Management (MISHM) is a unique program designed to prepare students for professional roles in the design and management of information systems and services in healthcare organizations.
Against the backdrop of a growing demand for better and modernized healthcare systems worldwide, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the job outlook for Computer and Information Systems Managers jobs will grow 15% from 2014 to 2024 – much higher than the average across occupations.
While Qatar has already started digitization of health records and implementation of digital-based data collection and storage systems, there is limited access to expertise in implementation and management of such health information systems. The MISHM addresses the shortage in skilled resources with expertise in health information systems, which is urgently required as highlighted in a report on National E-Health and Data management strategy commissioned by the Ministry of Public Health in 2015.
Graduates of this program will be able to pursue a variety of career paths in different healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, primary care facilities, national health services, physician offices, insurance providers, long-term care organizations, pharmacies, IT companies, industries linked to health information and management functions, health information and research centers.
Delivered by the Information and Computing Technology (ICT) Division, the program emphasizes on teaching principles and methodologies of information system management, health informatics, health record systems, and health data management. The program develops students’ technical and managerial skills to organize and implement information-based healthcare systems. Through active collaboration with healthcare sectors and government ministries in Qatar, the program will provide industry-based projects and internships to students.
Practical skills gained by students: