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Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management

Course Descriptions

Required Courses

HIHIM 508: Health Information Systems & Leadership

Credits: 3

This course provides a high-level framework of health informatics and health information management practice. It covers practice-related systems, with an emphasis on enterprise information governance; patient record organization, content and structure; and associated enterprise business functions and processes.

HIHIM 509: Introduction to Health Informatics

Credits: 3

Health care is one of today's most information-intense industries. Yet health care delivery organizations have been slow to adopt advanced health information technology (HIT). It is imperative that future health care leaders have a deep understanding of and belief in HIT spanning the spectrum of health delivery systems.

HIHIM 510: Enterprise Systems & Electronic Health Records

Credits: 3

This course covers industry drivers, development, compliance framework and certification of electronic health record systems status and operations addressed through strategic decision making and leadership; data movement among enterprise clinical, business and administrative systems to the legal health record; and barrier and benefit assessment within major institutional culture and technology initiative changes.

HIHIM 520: Law, Policy & Ethics in Health Information

Credits: 3

This course explores the laws, policies and issues involved in the oversight and management of health data and health information systems. It defines the legal health record and its requirements, role and uses. It also covers the legal and ethical framework; issues and concepts; and the role of e-discovery in the emerging health data environment.

HIHIM 524 Health Data Analytics


Healthcare organizations generate a large number of clinical performance metrics. Extracted data from different data systems is used to display relevant metrics in dashboards that are meaningful to senior leadership. Statistical tools may determine if differences in performance are significant and what factors are associated with the differences. Predictive models may then be built and inputs varied to obtain performance improvements. Recommended: beginner Excel skills.

HIHIM 525: Health Care Databases & Applications

Credits: 3

This course provides an overview of data models, architecture platforms, and relational database theory and technology. It covers design and uses of databases in patient record systems, registries and indexes, and health databases; security, privacy and ethical issues; database design, data integrity, field properties, tables, reports, queries and data retrieval.

HIHIM 530: Health Care Privacy & Security in the e-Environment

Credits: 3

This course covers the laws, regulations, policies and practice related to the confidentiality, privacy and security of health information in an electronic environment. Federal and state laws and regulations require specific performance in the acquisition, use, storage and maintenance of health information.

HIHIM 535: Clinical Vocabularies & Terminologies

Credits: 3

This course covers clinical terminologies, classifications and mapping, which provides information on taxonomies and metadata, information objects and classification theory in organizing information in an electronic system. The course also includes current initiatives in terminologies and data mapping in electronic health record systems.

HIHIM 540: Consumer Health Informatics

Credits: 3

This course covers community and consumer health informatics associated with health services providers; electronic health records that address internal and external standards; accreditation and regulatory requirements needed to provide quality care; and health information exchange from policy to implementation. 

HIHIM 550: Health Care Information Governance

Credits: 3

This course covers the conceptualization, design and management of data initiatives and knowledge needed by the health care enterprise. You’ll review data integrity principles and guidelines to determine methodology for the evaluation, development and management of internal and external information requirements.

HIHIM 552: Health Care Business Intelligence

Credits:  3

This course examines enterprise data used to inform enterprise health care business intelligence and decision making to underpin and meet strategic and operational business goals and objectives. We'll cover performance metrics, business data analytics, data mining, predictive modeling, business process modeling, data visualization and other tools used to enable health care program and product performance assessment. Both business and clinical data will be examined.

HIHIM 556: Health Care Quality & Technology

Credits: 3

In this course, you’ll explore the current health care environment related to health care safety issues. It provides an overview of major health and safety challenges and responses, focusing on the impact of the issues in improving health and safety in health care and the information resources needed.

HIHIM 598: Project Management

Credits: 3

This course focuses on applying leadership readiness at the enterprise level; informatics and information governance challenges; research and project management resources; communication management strategies; and the impact of technology from management oversight to health services delivery. It gives you the opportunity to practice a key role of leadership: transforming organizational culture by effective implementation of change.

HIHIM 599: Capstone Project

Credits: 3

The capstone project provides a practice-based, problem-solving experience. You'll draw on health informatics and information management, health industry knowledge, leadership and management strategies, and project management skills to design, plan and implement a management project in a health care or health care-related organization. 

HSMGMT 501: Epidemiology/Critical Evidence Appraisal

Credits: 3

This course provides an overview of methods used in epidemiology and their application to the critical appraisal of clinical, epidemiological and health administration literature for evidence-based management of health care organizations, improved delivery of health services and creation of health policies.

HSMGMT 505: Managing Health Care Organizations

Credits: 3

This course provides an introduction to health care organizations and organizational management concepts. You'll develop a broad perspective through an approach that integrates conceptual, strategic and systemic frameworks using four knowledge themes — the management role, organizational theory, management economics, and theory and practice of systemic organizational change — within overall strategic management and systemic contexts.

HSMGMT 510: Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management

Credits: 3

This course applies organizational behavior theory to explore the factors that affect behavior, performance and job satisfaction of people working in organizations. You'll acquire the body of knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage and lead health care organizations. The course also focuses on best practices for managing individuals, teams and organizations.

HSMGMT 562: Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations

Credits: 3

This course examines the management of goals, strategy and structure in health care organizations. Topics covered include design of external relationships and internal structures; strategy formulation; decision making and change; and integration of professional, social and organizational values. You'll apply theory, case studies and student and practitioner experience to enhance your repertoire of management approaches and skills.