Press Release.

The University of Findlay’s online Master of Science in Health Informatics has been ranked the best in the nation compared to similar programs at other institutions.

Best College Reviews placed UF at No. 1 out of its 2018 list that includes 35 colleges and universities. Only two other colleges in Ohio made the cut.

UF’s two-year program was referred to as “one of the most versatile” in this ranking. The website notes it has six specialization options, including management science, patient safety, public health, and health care delivery.

UF’s Health Informatics Program, which also has a traditional on-campus option, is based on the science behind electronic health records, which are essential to healthcare delivery, patient safety, public health and public policy information. All courses are delivered in eight-week blocks for the convenience of working professionals who are seeking to advance in their careers.

Also, the health informatics degree is one of the eligible master’s programs included in the University of Findlay’s Hancock County Graduate Scholarship program, which provides $2,000 scholarships to new students who work for any Hancock County-based business or school.

“The fields of healthcare and technology are two of the fastest-growing occupational categories in today’s economy, which makes pursuing an online master’s in health informatics degree an excellent choice when considering a future career,” Best College Reviews explains.

Best College Reviews, an alternative to U.S. News & World Report rankings, primarily scrutinizes online programs for quality and affordability. The website explains, “We do this with the understanding that not all students thrive within a traditional institution, and that some may learn better under the conditions of electronic education.” To create its rankings, the site uses publicly available data from sources such as the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.