A master’s degree in Health Information Management (HIM) is focused on ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of health information and healthcare systems. HIM professionals team with technology professionals, clinicians and administrators to develop, implement and maintain software and data systems that support efficient work processes and provide authorized access to pertinent information for use in patient care, education and research. The curriculum is designed to prepare professionals to thrive in an information-driven healthcare environment. Courses focus on management and leadership, development and implementation of clinical information systems, database methods, healthcare quality, data analytics, medical vocabularies and classification systems, research methods, privacy, security and compliance, ethics, project management and healthcare delivery. Completion of this degree earns eligibility to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential.
Upon completion of the Master’s degree Health Information Management, the student will:
- Apply advanced knowledge and skills in healthcare data, information and knowledge management.
- Evaluate, select and implement information technologies and systems to drive integrated clinical and administrative decision-making, strategic planning, and outcomes management.
- Lead the establishment of an organizational culture that embraces change, diversity, and the ethical use of confidential information and information technologies.
- Apply effective communication skills and strategies in interactions with multidisciplinary and multi-facility professionals.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under "Program Required Courses" for the Masters in Health Information Management.
Major Credits: 40
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Minimum Grade: C
Program Required Courses
|HIM 6502||Develop Clinical Info Systems||3|
|HIM 6505||Database Methods Clin Info Mgt||3|
|HIM 6506||Assessing Healthcare Quality||3|
|HIM 6508||Healthcare Data Analytics||3|
|HIM 6509||Med Vocab & Classif Systems||3|
|HIM 6522||Final Applied Project||3|
|HIM 6523||Graduate Seminar||1|
|HIM 6524||Strategic Management in Health||3|
|HIM 6532||Methods of Healthcare Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research||3|
|HIM 6545||Corporate Compliance/HlthCare||3|
|HIM 6550||Health Care - Global, Preventative, and Systemic Perspectives||3|
|HIM 6560||Foundations of Management & Leadership in HIM||3|
|CIS 6113||Legal and Ethical Considerations of Information Technologies||3|
|CIS 6208||IT Project Management||3|