Medical Informatics

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A degree in Medical Informatics enables graduates to secure employment in a wide variety of computer technician positions in healthcare settings. Students learn effective written and oral communication of technical and non-technical information; protective security tools and applications; federal, state, and local laws affecting medical office technologies; and electronic reimbursement and billing practices. Graduates can be employed as medical/hospital help desk technicians, desktop support technicians, and implementation support specialists.

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2015–2016 Advising Sheet

AAS Degree Advising Sheet
Medical Informatics AAS


2014–2015 Advising Sheet

AAS Degree Advising Sheet
Medical Informatics AAS


2013–2014 Advising Sheet

AAS Degree Advising Sheet
Medical Informatics AAS


Program Skills and Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program should be able to:

  • Establish and maintain a user support/helpdesk role and function in a medical environment;
  • Effectively communicate technical and non-technical information in written form and orally;
  • Use security tools and applications to secure organization data and infrastructure;
  • Function competently in entry-level computer technician positions using critical thinking skills to solve system challenges;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of federal, state, and local laws affecting medical office technologies; and
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electronic medical reimbursement and billing practices.

Career Opportunities

  • Medical/Hospital Help Desk Technician
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Implementation Support Specialist

Employment and Salary Statistics

Bureau of Labor Employment and Salary Statistics for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
We recommend visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information on employment for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, the nature of the work, job outlook, wages, related occupations and more.

Rx Tennessee Student Support Services

The Rx Tennessee program at Nashville State offers specific services to help students succeed in healthcare programs, including the new Medical Informatics degree. Student support services include:

  • Greater access to programs that lead to employment opportunities in healthcare careers.
  • Technology and equipment to expand health sciences programs.
  • More training and skills development for healthcare careers.
  • Support services students need to complete their degrees.

For more info, check out the Rx Tennessee student flyer (PDF) and visit the Rx Tennessee program site.

Contacts for Rx Tennessee at Nashville State

  • William Parker, Rx TN Program Coordinator
    Phone: 615-353-3116 ~ Email:
  • Seneca McPhee, Rx TN Completion Coach
    Phone: 615-353-3788 ~ Email:
  • Angela Rose, Rx TN Technical Clerk
    Phone: 615-353-3115


Career Services and Cooperative Education

The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.

Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers. For more information about cooperative work experience opportunities, please visit the Career Services Office Web site, phone 615-353-3248, or e-mail


Combining Technology and Healthcare

September 08, 2014 -

The Medical Informatics AAS degree program prepares graduates for a wide variety of computer technician positions in healthcare settings.
~ Medical Informatics Program
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Nashville State events and workshops

January 27, 2016 -

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Contact Information

Program Office: 615-353-3390
Fax: 615-353-3428

Susan Anne Hawkins, Instructor
Phone: 615-353-3491

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Advising Sheets

Please see Advising Sheet Archives on the left for previous year advising sheets.

AAS Degree Advising Sheet
Medical Informatics AAS

Catalog and Class Schedule

See NSCC Catalog for program requirements, recommended schedules, course descriptions and syllabi.

See Class Schedule for course availability.

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