Combine your passion for healthcare with your aptitude for analytics
Master of Science - Health Informatics and Information Management (39 credits)
Prepare yourself for the vital role of securing and maintaining critical patient records and data with a master of science in health informatics and information management (MSHIIM). You’ll learn how to lead programs related to the access, protection and implementation of data systems, and you’ll dive into health information analytics that will support better, more informed decisions.
As the healthcare industry continues to grow, so does the demand for health information managers. Our students are well qualified for the job thanks to our program’s broad mix of data, information assurance and security courses. Plus, this master's program is one of only seven programs in the country accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and the only one in Michigan.
All classes are offered online, with the majority offered as seven-week sessions, so even those with busy schedules can earn their Masters in a shorter amount of time. Our graduates are eligible to sit for the RHIA Exam (Registered Health Information Administrator).
What can you do with this degree?
Graduates can pursue a diverse range of opportunities in areas such as data analytics, privacy and compliance, and data integrity while working for hospitals, research institutes, consulting firms, electronic patient record companies and more. They often serve in bridge roles, connecting clinical, operational, information technology and administrative functions.
|DATA610||Essentials of Bus Analytics||3|
|HCMG630* or FINC610||Health Care Organizations or Budget and Financial Management||3|
|HINT650||HIIM Research Development I||1|
|HINT730||Information Mgt in Health Care||3|
|HINT750||HIIM Research Development II||1|
|HINT755||HIIM Research Development III||1|
|IAAS600||Information Security Planning||3|
|IAAS660||Project Mgt/Risk Mitigation||3|
|IAAS667||Legal/Ethical Security Topics||3|
|MGMT610||Creative and Critical Thinking||3|
|HINT799||Capstone Experience in HIIM||3|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
The Davenport difference
Graduates rate their satisfaction with the program as a 6.36 out of 7.
On the cutting-edge
Cutting-edge curriculum is advocated by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Courses are 100% online, and all but two courses are completed in seven week sessions.
Emphasizes management and administration of health care data and information systems.
Learn from industry leaders
Faculty members are industry experts, having worked at the state and national level.
The average class size is 12, with a maximum limit of 25 students.
One of only seven programs nationwide and the only program in Michigan accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
Top employing organizations of graduates
The HIIM Master's degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Contact information:
233 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601
Admission follows Davenport University admission and progression policy as outlined in the Graduate Catalog.
All students admitted into the Davenport University Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management are expected to have a bachelor degree with the necessary undergraduate preparation in management, technology and statistics typically found in a health, technology , or business discipline. Students that have not successfully completed equivalent undergraduate courses will be required to complete the following graduate level pre-requisites or the undergraduate level equivalent course(s). A grade of “C” or better must be earned in each course to show proficiency.
All students are required to have the equivalent of the following courses at the undergraduate level prior to admission to the program:
- Medical Terminology
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
Graduate level Prerequisites (or equivalent course at undergraduate level or above)
- CISP547 Database Design
- IAAS581 Information Security and Assurance
- STAT500 Statistics for Business
Applicants are eligible for admission to the MS in HIIM program at Davenport University if they meet the following minimum requirements:
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or approved international with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better (on a 4.00 scale) is required.
- Proof of successful completion of undergraduate courses in management, technology and statistics typically found in a health, technology, or business discipline must be provided. Applicants who are not prepared in these areas may be required to take appropriate undergraduate equivalent courses or prerequisite (500 level) courses.
- A comprehensive 500 word minimum statement that focuses on the purpose in pursuing the MS in HIIM degree, past experiences, and future expectations.
- A current resume/CV inclusive of education, work experience, and community service.
- Two professional letters of recommendation on Davenport approved forms must be provided.
- The Admissions Committee may request a candidate interview before a final admissions decision.
Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management (MS) Degree – A minimum of 30 semester credits, including the Capstone/Thesis course, must be completed at Davenport University; no transfer courses may be brought in after graduate credits have been earned at Davenport University.
Criminal background and drug screen policy
All students in the Davenport University College of Health Professions are required to submit to criminal background check and drug screening at the time of declaring a major in the COHP. The results of the Testing , which shall remain confidential, shall be used by the COHP to approve or disapprove of a Student for enrollment or continued enrollment in the COHP, and/or eligibility for training programs, clinical or practicum. The Testing shall be completed by registering for the appropriate course and completing the entire testing process in the course. Each student is responsible for acknowledging and explaining positive Result(s) after completing the process. A student will be dismissed from the COHP if he or she refuses to consent to the Testing. The cost of the Testing is the part of the course fee and is the responsibility of the student.
Student Satisfaction 6.36 on a scale of 1-7
Program Learning Outcomes
Formulate guidelines for the management of data structure, data content, and information governance activities.
Design policies related to the protection of information with regard to access, use, privacy and security.
Propose solutions that impact organizational effectiveness utilizing informatics, data and data analytics.
Develop proposals to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of the revenue cycle and reimbursement processes.
Create policies that best ensure compliance with health law and regulations.
Compile information management strategies to enhance organizational management, innovation, and leadership.
Faculty and Staff
HIM/Allied Department Chair and Interim Associate Dean, HIM BS and HIT AAS Program Director: Linda Sorensen, MPA, RHIA, CHPS
Associate Department Chair, HIM/Allied Graduate: Jeanne Freeman PhD, RHIA
Associate Department Chair: Megan Tober, MBA, RHIA
Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Stacie Kreinbrink, MBA, RHIA
Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Lisa Kagay, MBA, RHIA