What is Biomedical Informatics?

Biomedical informatics serves as the bridge between human-computer interactions in the heath care space, as well as how the collected data can be leveraged to improve patient safety, outcomes, and quality. Graduates of the GW Biomedical Informatics programs are well prepared to utilize their knowledge of electronic health records and databases within clinical settings.

Who Benefits from the Biomedical Informatics Program?

Graduates of this program will be well-qualified for graduate level studies or rewarding careers as:

  • Healthcare informatics specialist for hospitals, private practices, insurers, or government
  • Chief medical information officer
  • Chief Nursing Information Officers
  • Clinical data analyst
  • Nurse informatics specialist
  • Health IT consultant
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Clinical Informatics Coordinator
  • Biomedical research
  • Pharmaceutical research and development
  • Bioinformatics software developer
  • Directors of medical Informatics
  • Project Managers
  • Health informatics educators and trainers

What Will I Learn?

The GW Biomedical Informatics programs prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate and lead innovation in health care. Throughout the programs, practitioners will use informatics analytics and tools to support clinical decision-making, clinical research, and patient engagement. Graduates within the program will be able to:

  • Apply data science principles to improve health care delivery
  • Develop programming, data analysis, and data manipulation skills
  • Integrate and synthesize data to inform evidence based patient centered care in an ethical manner.
  • Design solutions for biomedical information problems through application of computational and systems thinking, information science and technology.

Why GW?

The program's versatile distance-based format allows students an opportunity to advance their education without sacrificing a rigorous curriculum or access to the resources and experts at GW. Students learn from nationally renowned faculty and experts within the field of biomedical informatics. Students also complete a research project or internship to help jump start or accelerate their professional skills - an advantage in seeking employment opportunities after graduation.