Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Master of Science in Healthcare Quality, Safety & Information Technology

The QSIT program is no longer available.

Health care quality, safety and information technology (QSIT) program graduates will be prepared to assume leadership roles in the development, design, implementation, evaluation and sustainability of improvements in performance outcomes. In addition, these individuals may assume key roles in education, research, and public policy. Some of these roles may include directors of quality departments or other leadership roles in quality organizations, research and development scientists, health information management or privacy and security specialists.

Loyola University Chicago graduates receiving a transformative education as engaged scholars will be prepared to transform health care. Health care industry sectors demanding QSIT professionals:

  • Provider organizations, including hospitals, outpatient facilities, home health organizations, and integrated delivery systems
  • Quality, safety and information technology vendors, including product development and management firms (e.g., electronic medical record suppliers) as well as education and support firms
  • Governmental health care agencies, such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Health & Human Services (HHS), or Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) 
  • Public/private organizations focused on quality improvement in health care, such as the Joint Commission (JC), National Quality Forum (NQF) or National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 
  • Professional provider organizations, such as the American Medical Association (AMA) or American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • Universities, including research and education roles
  • Consulting firms
  • Health insurance organizations
  • Health policy research firms and think tanks
  • Community-based advocacy and service organizations

Upon completion of the QSIT degree, the student will be prepared to:

  • Synthesize key concepts in quality, patient safety and healthcare information technology and management in health care organizations
  • Apply principles and tools from quality, safety, informatics and information technology and measurement science to problem solving and performance measurement in health care organizations
  • Formulate ethical and socially just solutions to the quality and safety problems confronting health care organizations
  • Assume leadership roles within health care systems to promote quality, safety and the use of health information technology