iSchool, partners to create Biomedical and Health Informatics specialization

The Information School has signed an agreement with the University of Washington’s Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (BIME) and School of Medicine (SoM) to create a new Biomedical and Health Informatics specialization in the iSchool’s undergraduate Informatics program.

The specialization will be jointly run by the iSchool and BIME, with 4-6 course offerings per academic year. The iSchool and BIME will each be responsible for offering a minimum of two courses per year, starting with the 2018-19 academic year. BIME offers MS and Ph.D. degrees in Health Informatics.

This partnership and proposed specialization will support iSchool students’ ability to gain knowledge in the growing field of biomedical and health informatics. The SoM believes the new specialization will help bridge the gap in filling health care technology jobs.

The proposed specialization will need approval from the University of Washington.