Who would benefit from focusing on business?

Students who focus on the business field often have an academic background or experience working in business. Some examples:

  • Managers who want to develop their careers or move into the healthcare industry
  • New business and MBA graduates
  • Business analysts
  • Others who are interested in getting involved in the business aspects of eHealth


Students focusing on business can take electives from the DeGroote School of Business MBA program.  Some topic examples:

  • Project management
  • Strategic planning
  • Entrepreneurial studies
  • Health economics
  • Data mining


Students focusing on business have held internship positions such as:

  • Business analyst
  • Project coordinator
  • Junior consultant

Some examples of work sites:

  • Hospitals
  • Government organizations
  • Consulting firms

Research Topics

Examples of paper and thesis topics for business focus:

  • Identity management
  • Strategies for mobile device implementation
  • Adopting technology in hospital pharmacies
  • Assessing interoperability of healthcare applications
  • Standards in health informatics
  • Frameworks for electronic health records in home care


Finally, some possible careers for graduates who focused on business:

  • Chronic disease prevention and management facilitator with a family health team
  • Business analyst at eHealth Ontario
  • Software analyst for an electronic medical record vendor
  • Research project coordinator at a university

2014 – 2019 Health Informatics and Health Information Management Resources Outlook is a valuable resource for insight into hiring requirements for HI and HIM professionals and information about roles with a risk of skills shortages.

If you have any questions about this area of focus, please contact Iris, our Program Administrator.

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