Grantham University, founded in 1951, is one of the oldest, private, postsecondary, degree-granting distance education universities in the United States. Grantham continues to be a leader in the field of distance education, especially for the military. As the world becomes more technology-driven, working adults who wish to keep pace with new technology require a dependable and flexible way to obtain the specialized knowledge and training needed to compete in today’s workforce. Grantham offers this education in a way that is convenient for and accessible to those who cannot pursue higher education in a traditional manner.
Health Systems Management:
The Master of Science in Health Systems Management is for professionals seeking advanced career positions in management. The student will acquire the knowledge needed to analyze information needs, design solutions, and manage information storage, transfer, and retrieval in healthcare environments.
Students desiring to obtain a Master of Science in Health Systems Management must hold a baccalaureate degree and recommended 2-4 years computer systems work experience, or hold a baccalaureate degree in computer or information systems or a related area.
A national plan to create universal electronic medical records by 2015 includes a strategy to increase the use of healthcare information technology (IT) and to create national standards to digitize, store and share healthcare information electronically. This initiative increases the demand for trained individuals in the Health Systems Management field to manage complex IT systems in the hospital environment.