The Health Informatics and Information Management program at UMMC's School of Health Related Professions offers a master of health informatics and health information management (MHIIM) degree.
The online degree program prepares students to develop information systems for quality patient care; facility reimbursement; medical research; health planning; and health care evaluation as required by the changing health care environment. The program's mission is to educate outstanding professionals who can contribute to high quality health care through development, implementation, and refinement of health information systems.
Two tracks within the program allow students to emphasize either health information management (HIM) or health informatics (HI). The choice of track depends upon a student's career goals rather than past education or experience.
Graduates will have a thorough knowledge of health care data resources administration, healthcare data security oversight, strategic and operational information resource planning, clinical data analysis, clinical classification systems, medical vocabularies, enterprise-wide master patient index systems, clinical decision support systems, information systems development and implementation of systems such as electronic health records.
This track emphasizes management and administration of health care data and information systems. Additional electives taken in the HIM track allow the student to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam administered by the American Health Information Management Association by virtue of CAHIIM accreditation of the baccalaureate program.
This track addresses design and development of information systems, with an emphasis on applied clinical informatics. Various certifications are available to graduates of the HI track, depending upon the graduate's previous work experience and career goals.
The health informatics track leading to the master of health informatics and information management degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) under the Health Informatics Accreditation Standards.
All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed to:
Results from the August 2018- July 2019 outcomes assessment reported to CAHIIM in the 2020 Annual Program Report (APAR) indicate: