About

For more than 15 years, the Online Master of Science in Clinical Informatics & Patient-Centered Technologies program at the University of Washington has been providing professionals in health care settings with the technology skills and clinical care knowledge they need to advance their careers and deliver better patient care.

Our program was established in 2004 with the support of a federal grant. In 2008, the CIPCT program received a second federal grant to move its coursework fully online, increasing our reach to students across the country.

Rankings and Partnerships

The Online Master of Science in Clinical Informatics & Patient-Centered Technologies is considered one of the top health informatics programs the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranked our program in the top 10 for nursing informatics programs in 2018.

The program is also offered through two top-ranked University of Washington schools: the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine. In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked the School of Nursing No. 1 among public schools with graduate nursing programs and the School of Medicine No. 1 in the nation in primary care training.

A self-sustaining, fee-based degree, the Online Master of Science in Clinical Informatics & Patient-Centered Technologies is administered in partnership with Continuum College, which extends the reach of the UW with a range of online and on-campus programs for working professionals and other learners of all ages.

Affiliations

The Online Master of Science in Clinical Informatics & Patient-Centered Technologies is a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Academic Organizational Affiliate. Our students are able to join HIMSS free of charge and enjoy the benefits of membership. The program’s curriculum serves as a solid foundation for students who will take a HIMSS certification exam.