DeVry Chicago (3300 N. Campbell) opened in 1931 as the eponymous DeForest Training School named after the perfector–inventor of the (amplifier type) of electronics vacuum tube, Lee DeForest, a colleague and friend of founder Herman A. DeVry. In the 1950s, the school became known as DeVry Technical Institute. The name was changed to DeVry Institute of Technology in 1968 and to DeVry University in 2002.
DeVry offers technology-based, career-oriented degree programs that prepare students for the constantly changing demands of today’s businesses and industries. Understanding the time, schedule and location constraints faced by adult students like you, DeVry offers these popular degree programs online:
Associate in Health Information Technology
Interested in working in health care, the largest industry in the U.S., without having t care for patients? Healthcare technology puts you in a growing industry where there’s a strong career outlook for technologists like clinical coders, data analysts, patient information coordinators and health record technicians.
Fueled by new information privacy regulations, careers in healthcare technology are among the 20 occupations projected to grow fastest through 2012.
Let DeVry’s Health Information Technology associate degree program prepare you – in just 2 years or less! – to work as a skilled professional in hospitals, physician’s offices, clinics and other medical or mental health facilities as well as for pharmaceutical companies, educational institutions, government agencies and vendor firms.
Bachelors in Health Information Technology
DeVry’s Health Information Technology program prepares graduates to work with applications systems and manage electronic health information databases. Ever-cognizant of the importance of information accuracy, privacy and security, HIT professionals may be involved in ensuring that the design and use of information systems support patient safety. They work with nurses, physicians and other health care providers in a variety of settings such as hospitals, physician practices, long-term-care facilities, home health care agencies, insurance and managed care organizations, government agencies and vendor firms.
|Accreditation:||The Higher Learning Commission; North Central Association|
|Requirements:||Undergraduate applicants must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.|
Bachelor’s in Biomedical Informatics (Campus-Based Program)
DeVry designed its Biomedical Informatics program to prepare graduates for professional positions in health care informatics and applied bioinformatics. Health care informatics combines knowledge of information technology, health care systems and life sciences to develop effective and efficient use of information to implement improved health care systems. Bioinformatics focuses on developing and managing information systems used in areas such as genomic research, forensics, and pharmaceutical and agricultural development.