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2 Year MBA in Health Information Technology - Chitkara University


Our MBA in Health IT, aims to train future managers in the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in the healthcare services delivery, management and planning.

Program Overview

Health Informatics is defined as the knowledge, skills, and tools that enable the information to be collected, managed, used and shared for supporting the delivery of healthcare services and promoting health. Health Informatics is one of the fastest growing off shoot of information technology and computer science. In addition to a strong academic coursework, the program also includes the opportunity for students to gain experience in the practical application of theory & skill, with a Capstone Project or an Internship.

Health Informatics Industry in India

Recent development in healthcare sector creates the need for data collation and analysis, thereby strengthening the need for adequate information systems. Thus, the role of IT within healthcare sector is gaining importance. Some key observations include:

  • The formation of the Telemedicine Society of India, Digital Health India, SATHI, the Medical Informatics Society of India, the publishing of several journals dedicated to e-Health etc. all augur well for the future.
  • The Government of India has launched the Health Management Information System (HMIS) portal to convert local health data into real time useful information, management indicators and trends which could be displayed graphically in reports.
  • Real time data provided by web-enabled technologies will strengthen monitoring, enabling policy makers, to make better decisions for public health delivery. Several multinational companies like GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Cisco Systems, Qualcomm, Microsoft Health, Google Health, IBM, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Perot Systems, TCS, HCL and Satyam, to name a few, have all entered the health space.
  • These new healthcare models initiated by the IT companies, while delivering quality care will explore the possibility of innovative new technology that are simple to use and cost effective.
In Collaboration with Apcogsys

Campus Recruitment

Healthcare Informatics is a booming, global industry that presents a vast number of opportunities for professionals worldwide. Graduates in Health Informatics often take a position as a Health Information Manager. These professionals bridge the gap between healthcare practitioners and computer & data processing specialists, and are responsible for maintaining and securing all patient records. In addition, as patient data is being more frequently used for maintaining healthcare quality and in developing medical research projects, Health Information Managers are also tasked with keeping patient, hospital and practitioner data secure and accurate. HIT professionals have the opportunity to work in a wide range of areas including:


    • Clinical applications
    • Healthcare Business Intelligence and Analytics
    • Healthcare interoperability
    • Consumer health and population care management
    • Cloud Computing and mobile health
    • Compliance, information privacy and security
    • Architecture – design and architect healthcare applications and systems
    • Software development – build enterprise class applications in healthcare

    Some companies that visit our campus to hire graduates include:

Program Highlights

The core objective of MBA in Health IT program is to train future managers, who want to benefit from the growing healthcare sector, in the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in the healthcare services delivery, management and planning. At Chitkara Business School, students leverage cutting-edge technology, tools and data so that they can learn more efficient and effective patient centered healthcare services. They will also develop new skills in organisational leadership and project management. To keep the program industry relevant, the course also examines current trends impacting the Health Informatics field.

Program Structure

Chitkara University’s MBA in Healthcare Management with specialisation in Health Information Technology program is designed in extensive consultation and academic collaboration with Apcogsys and Access Health Digital a leading research and consulting organisations with a credible footprint in Healthcare Informatics consulting projects across India and Asia. Industry professionals & practitioners provide a wide range of perspectives on the Healthcare Informatics Sector, its practices, policies & regulations.

The program includes three semesters covering 40 courses besides certifications and live consulting projects in Healthcare Informatics and a full semester of fourth semester as on job training and internship. Our MBA program provides a tailored, up-to-date curriculum for students looking to gain practical experience in the functional areas of the Healthcare Informatics and Digital Health industry. To keep the program industry relevant, the course also examines current trends impacting the Health Informatics & Digital Health field and their impact on the structure, behaviour, and interactions of natural and artificial systems that store, process and communicate information for impactful and evidence based decision making and policy formulation in healthcare sector.

  • Introduction to Healthcare Informatics
  • Introduction to Healthcare Data Analytics
  • Digital Health Systems
  • Healthcare IT Standards & Interoperability
  • Project Management in Health IT
  • Hospital Management Information System
  • Digital Health Transformation
  • Clinical Data Science & Artifical Intelligence Application in Healthcare
  • Telemedicine and Innovation in Healthcare Ecosystem
  • Health Technology Assessment

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