Healthcare today is seen as a future-oriented industry, not least because of the demographic trend. The restructuring of the healthcare industry, introducing new forms of remuneration, optimising treatment processes and putting innovative health technologies into practice has created interesting jobs in the interface field between medicine, business studies, healthcare management and information technology.
As a graduate of the degree programme, your health information management career will be wherever a bridging function is required at the interfaces of medicine, the health economy and IT.
Typical tasks include medicine controlling, analyses for controlling performance in healthcare facilities, optimisation of supply processes, quality management, software-requirement analyses, adaptation and introduction of electronic information systems, IT project management, data mining and data warehousing, evaluation of health services and innovative healthcare technologies, as well as consultancy work.
Potential employers are hospitals and health centres; health insurance, accident insurance and pension companies; health authorities and associations; consulting companies specialising in health care; health research institutes and medical software houses.