It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Health Management and Informatics website at the University of Central Florida. Our faculty and staff are focused on student development and are committed to our tagline: "Changing the health care delivery system, one student at a time." This commitment stands for both the teaching and research missions that faculty conduct.

We are proud to be ranked among the top 40 Health Administration programs in the nation, with our rank steadily increasing. The Department houses five distinct programs, including three Health Service Administration Programs (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and the Executive Masters Program) and two informatics focused programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management and the Master of Science in Health Care Informatics. The Department faculty also supports the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs and the state of Florida’s first Risk Management Licensure Program.

The Department's faculty are exceptional and after reviewing our faculty directory you will notice the names of many internationally and nationally known experts. Our faculty conducts research and provides instructional programs focused on problem solving and making better decisions in health care. The Department strives to produce effective leaders in healthcare organizations that can analyze situations, identify relevant decisions, apply appropriate decision-making tools, and marshal relevant data and information in their decision-making.

Moreover, our hard-working and talented staff is another reason to choose a major in our Department. We could not operate at the high level and make the impact that we do without them. We feel the same way about our students and alumni. The department attracts a diverse group of outstanding students from Central Florida, the nation, and internationally and we work hard to provide a welcoming environment for them. Our alumni are leaders in the field and are deeply involved in helping our current students make an impact.

I welcome you to contact each and every member of our faculty to leverage their expertise in order to help you make an impact in the field of health care administration. We look forward to your success as you help to improve and change the health care delivery system!

Reid, Oetjen, Ph.D.

Reid, Oetjen, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Health Management and Informatics

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