Health informatics is a multidisciplinary specialization dealing with the collection and management of health data and developing applications through computational data analysis to provide better healthcare strategies. The specialization also deals with the study of resources, devices and methods of data collection, storage, retrieval of health information and medicine. It is one of the most rapidly growing branches of information technology & computer science. Employing the principles of information technology and computing technology to the concepts of health and medicine, modern healthcare solutions are developed.
The major courses included in the specialization are Data Science, Predictive Analytics, Advanced Machine Learning, Statistical Machine Learning, Medical Informatics, Healthcare Organization and Administration, Epidemiology, Psychology, Business Management etc. As a part of training, students develop expertise in data collection and its analysis using the state of art technologies like Artificial Intelligence & Data Informatics. Modern healthcare trends and the challenges associated with it also constitute a major part of the industrial exposure provided to students during their course of study.
The specialization bridges engineering and medicine. Coalescing problem-solving and design thinking skills of engineering with medicine, develops the capability of providing futuristic medical innovations for quick and accurate diagnosis. As the health informatics is changing the scenario of healthcare by providing computer technology-based solutions, trained professionals are needed to manage health information. Health informatics experts are in great demand in the healthcare management industry.
Health Informatics@VIT Bhopal
Understanding the programme a little better
The B.Tech programme in Health Informatics at VIT Bhopal provides an updated course curriculum in the field of Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology. The state of the art laboratory facilities at VIT Bhopal and the industry collaborations of the University provide a real world platform to the students to experience and learn the most recent tools and techniques being used in the Healthcare industry today. Students can hone their skills in the following health care specializations thereafter:
- Securing Health Data
- Healthcare Analytics and Data Visualization
- Public Health Informatics
- Medical Imaging
B.Tech CSE with specialization in Healthcare Informatics
The Realm of Healthcare Industry
The health care industry is evolving as one of the largest sectors in terms of innovation and growth. Modern healthcare technologies are being adopted globally to identify and solve emerging health issues, and India is one of the key players to provide health care solutions. The industry is expected to grow exponentially in the coming decades and will have immense job opportunities in India and abroad.
Students with expertise in healthcare and medicine, computer science, and data analysis, health informatics will play an important role in modern healthcare. Going through billions of gigabytes of data in a matter of hours or days can save lives. This specialization makes the student an asset to the healthcare industry capable of performing this great task.
Some of the jobs that give the students a niche include:
- Health information consultant
- Clinical Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Data Manager
- Healthcare Consultant
- Healthcare Architect
- Informatics Specialist
- Informatics Systems Engineer
- Information Security Analyst
- Intelligence Analyst
Following are some of the health care companies where graduates in Health Informatics, based on their acquired skill sets can have flourishing careers:
- ICT Health
- Infinity Research
- Napier Healthcare
- Sapphire IMS
- Tele radiology solutions
Health Informatics has the following labs under School of Computing Science and Engineering:
- Coding Lab-1 and Coding lab 2: 75 high configuration machine in each lab.
- High Performance Computing Lab: 60 High End machine for research purpose(B.Tech/MTech Projects, PhD) Robotic Lab.
- Digital Electronic Lab: Sharing with SEEE school.
- Networking Lab: waiting for final approval. (Approximately 35 Lacs).
- Wearable Device LAB (Proposed).