Master of Health Informatics and Information Management

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  • Curriculum and Course Descriptions - Health Informatics (HI) Track

    Health Informatics Track

    First Year 
    Fall Semester  Hours  
    HI 630 Health Information Systems3
    HI 601 Medical Concepts or  HI 609 Information Technology & Applications3
    Spring SemesterHours
    HI 619 Health Information and Computer Science3
    HI 631 Health Informatics3
    Summer SemesterHours
    HI 607 Management and Leadership in Health Informatics3
    HI 634 Development of Electronic Health Information Systems    3
    Total    6
    Second Year 
    Fall Semester Hours
    HI 614 Privacy and Security for Health Informatics3
    HI 611 Research Design and Statistics in Health Informatics3
    Spring SemesterHours
    HI 632 Databases & Knowledge Management3
    HI 617 Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics3
    Summer Semester  Hours
    HI 638 Clinical Vocabularies & Classification Systems3
    HI 699 Capstone in Health Informatics & Information Management 3
    Total Credit Hours for Degree36   




    • HI 601. Medical Concepts. A study of current clinical concepts in diseases and their treatments with emphasis on medical language, specified diseases and their causes, lesions, manifestations and treatments. (3-0-0)
    • HI 607. Management and Leadership in Health Informatics. Management and leadership strategies with emphasis on health informatics issues. (3 semester hours), (3-0-0)
    • HI 609. Information Technology & Applications. Overview of health care data and methods of applying information technology to health information functions, including collection, storage, management, analysis and reporting of health care data and information; the impact of selected national health information initiatives on health information systems. (3-0-0)
    • HI 611. Research Design and Statistics in Health Informatics. Health informatics research design and statistics. Special focus on critical review and techniques of applied research. (3-0-0)
    • HI 614. Privacy and Security for Health Informatics. Assessment of security vulnerabilities and threats, exploration of technical applications and software tools used for securing health information systems.  Addresses compliance with legal and regulatory guidelines. HIPAA and HITECH requirements for privacy and security. (3 semester hours) (3-0-0)
    • HI 617 Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics. An overview of the principles, methods, and issues in epidemiology and public health informatics. Course topics include disease determinants in human populations; public health infrastructure, surveillance and reporting; evidence-based community health assessment; outbreak prediction and prevention; and technological advancements within the field. (3-0-0)
    • HI 619 Health Information and Computer Science. Principles of computer science theory and networking, including programming languages, system integration tools, electronic data exchange, technical security applications, system testing and IT system documentation. (3-0-0)
    • HI 630 Health Information Systems. An examination of health informatics topics including the electronic health record, clinical information systems, healthcare policy analysis and development, technology and data standards, health information exchange and consumer health informatics. (3-0-0)
    • HI 631 Health Informatics. An exploration of the health informatics domain, including emergence of the discipline, health information systems research, clinical data standards theory and development, medical decision-making principles, biomedical simulations, artificial intelligence applications and principles for knowledge management system design. (3-0-0)
    • HI 632 Databases and Knowledge Management. A study of advanced use of healthcare data and knowledge management that addresses database methods in healthcare, data administration, data architecture, data modeling, data dictionary development, advanced data search and access techniques (data mining), advanced information/data analysis and presentation techniques. (3-0-0)
    • HI 634 Development of Electronic Health Information Systems. A study of technology applications used in healthcare, including electronic health records, that emphasizes project management, user interface design, system selection and security management. (3-0-0)
    • HI 638 Clinical Vocabularies & Classification Systems. An examination of standardized clinical terminology, medical vocabulary standards, data mapping, and natural language processing including the classifications used for statistical reporting as well as terminologies required for interoperability standards. (3-0-0)
    • HI 683. Special Topics Professional Practice Experience. In this elective supervised professional practice experience, students will spend 40 clock hours per semester credit hour practicing health informatics or information administration in affiliated health care organization(s) (or organizations that support or regulate health care organizations or health care professionals). A minimum of 5 additional clock hours per semester credit hour will be spent preparing project reports and presenting findings to faculty and/or fellow students. Projects completed will relate to areas of special interest to the student. Course may be repeated for credit. (1 to 6 semester hours.) Prerequisite: Permission of program director.
    • HI 690 Special Topics. Selected issues, problems, research techniques, materials, and policies. Content varies. May be repeated for credit. (1 to 3 semester hours) Prerequisite: Permission of program director.
    • HI 699. Capstone in Health Informatics & Information Management. A study of methods of identifying and researching problems in health informatics and information management. Comprehensive project and examination. (3-0-0)
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