Combine your passions for health care and analytics
Master of Science - Health Informatics and Information Management (33 credits)
Prepare yourself to become one of the nation’s vital health information managers with a master of science in health informatics and information management (MSHIIM) from Davenport University. Learn to secure and maintain critical patient records and data through this online health informatics and information management master’s degree — one of only ten such programs nationwide and the only Michigan program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). You’ll also learn to lead programs related to the access, protection and implementation of data systems.
While completing the master's in health informatics and information management program, you can also obtain the graduate certificate in data analytics by adding just two additional courses.
Take classes online through Davenport’s Global Campus and learn from expert faculty who bring deep experience from leadership jobs in health information management. Earn your online health informatics master’s degree in less time through courses that are offered over seven-week sessions.
Plus, when you graduate from Davenport’s master’s in health information management program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam.
To learn more information about Davenport's health information technology and health information management career pathways: Click here
What is a master’s in health informatics and information management?
A master’s in health informatics and information management is a graduate-level academic degree that prepares students to become health information managers who secure, manage and analyze health care records for the benefit of patients as well as health care practitioners, organizations and policymakers.
By earning your master’s in health informatics online degree at Davenport, you’ll be ready for a diverse range of jobs in health information management, including data analytics, privacy and compliance, and data integrity in hospitals, research institutes, consulting firms, electronic patient record companies and more. Health information managers often serve in bridge roles, connecting clinical, operational, information technology and administrative functions.
Explore classes for Davenport’s master’s in health informatics and information management
Get ready to take on jobs in health information management with Davenport’s master’s in health informatics online courses that include project management, risk mitigation, information governance and creative thinking from a strategic perspective. All of your classes are approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and align with Quality Matters (QM).
Classes are also evaluated through Instructional Design to ensure you receive the highest quality education. With the support of your professors, you’ll fulfill your online health informatics master’s degree requirement of a thesis or, if you choose, a relevant project from your current job.
|DATA610||Essentials of Bus Analytics||3|
|DATA667||Data Visualization & Commnctn||3|
|HCMG630||Health Care Organizations||3|
|HCMG750||Financial Mgmt for Health Care||3|
|HINT730||Legal Aspects and Compliance||3|
|HINT760||Research Methods in HIM||3|
|HINT775||Health Information Governance||3|
|IAAS600||Information Security Planning||3|
|IAAS675||Health Care Security||3|
|HINT799||Capstone Experience in HIIM||3|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Your health information technology and health information management stackable degrees
Davenport University's HIT and HIM programs are designed as building blocks for our certificate, associate, bachelor and master-level degree offerings. After finishing the coding and billing certificate, you'll be able to seamlessly apply the credits you earned to the degrees listed below –– all while earning resume-boosting recognition along the way.
Stack 1: Coding and Billing Certificate
Stack 2: Associate
Stack 3: Bachelor
Stack 4: Master
Why pursue a Davenport master’s in health information management?
Davenport’s online health informatics and information management master’s degree program is one of ten programs nationwide and the only program in Michigan with CAHIIM accreditation. Davenport’s faculty in the master’s in health informatics program are recognized experts who hold office and serve on committees at the state and national level. Your Davenport master’s in health information management degree will also prepare you for a variety of rewarding and fulfilling jobs in health information management.
Experience the Davenport difference:
Discover the value of a master’s in health informatics program that garners graduate satisfaction ratings of 6.36 out of 7.
Nationally recognized faculty
Learn from expert HIIM faculty who are research peer reviewers and national presenters on health information management.
Take advanced master’s in health informatics classes that are AHIMA approved for real-world relevance.
Become a student member of AHIMA and you could qualify for its online health informatics master’s degree graduate scholarships.
Achieve your master’s in health informatics through a university that’s been designated a veteran-friendly school by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA).
Network with future health information managers across the nation by becoming a student member of AHIMA.
“I came back to Davenport to increase my experience as a health care data analyst. My degree will give me a stronger position as a client advisor and industry thought leader. The program offers practical methods of organizing, analyzing and communicating with health information while being deeply rooted in the domains of technology, management and health care.”
The Health Information Management accreditor of Davenport University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Master degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2028. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at email@example.com.
- Graduation rate: 71% within 5 years (2021). Note most full-time students graduate within 2.5 years.
- Retention rate: 83% (2021)
- Employment rate: 88% (2021)
- Student satisfaction rate: 6.17 (on a scale of 1-7)
About Davenport University
Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.
Offering over 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University.
The mission of the MSHIIM program is to prepare graduates who are positioned to utilize information technology resources to manage health data in an information-driven healthcare environment. The MS in HIIM designs its curriculum to meet requirements of the accrediting bodies.
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.
Admission follows Davenport University's admission and progression policy as outlined in the Graduate Catalog.
Program requirements and prerequisites
All students admitted into the Davenport University Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management are expected to have a bachelor’s degree with the necessary undergraduate preparation in management, technology and statistics typically found in a health, technology, or business discipline.
All students are required to have the equivalent of the following courses at the undergraduate level prior to completing to the program. A grade of “C” or better must be earned in each course to show proficiency. These courses may be taken in conjunction with the Masters courses, but must be completed prior to the student’s final semester:
• Medical Terminology
• Anatomy & Physiology
• Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
Before taking 600-level courses, the following prerequisite courses may be required if a student has not already successfully completed equivalent courses or work experience. A grade of “C” or better must be earned in each foundational course to show proficiency. Prerequisite course hours are not included in the credits required for graduation.
Graduate-level foundational prerequisites:
• CISP547 Database Design
• HINT770 Clinical Vocabulary and Health Records (or equivalent undergraduate course)
• 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.
- Students with an undergraduate degree in HIM from Davenport University, who have a GPA of 3.0 and are in good standing, are only required to complete a graduate application form for admission.
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.
Faculty and Staff
HIM/Allied Department Chair/Associate Dean: Linda Sorensen, EdD, MPA, RHIA, CHPS
Associate Department Chair/Program Director, HIM/Allied Graduate: Joseph C. Brown, DHA, CHDA
Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Lisa Kagay, MBA, RHIA