Master of Health Information Management

Description and Outcomes

The Master of Health Information Management is designed to prepare you for a career in senior-level health information management. Based on various global health information management markets, the program incorporates an interprofessional approach to the curriculum through collaborative work.

You will study how to manage health information to support data-driven improvements in clinical, financial, and public health outcomes. The program includes graduate-level courses on senior-level health information management, global health information systems design, selection, implementation, support, and maintenance, epidemiology, quality indicators, systems testing and evaluation, privacy, and decision support and outcome analysis.

Program Length

The Master of Health Information Management program consists of a minimum of 48 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded the Master of Health Information Management degree.

Program Outcomes

  1. Health Information Management: Design effective business strategies based on concepts of leadership and management within health information.
  2. Health Information Standards: Assess the impact of economics, ethics, professional standards, and the law on health information.
  3. Health Information Policy: Develop health policies and procedures to address health information needs in the industry.
  4. Health Information Finance: Evaluate health information systems based upon statistical and financial models.

Professional Competencies

In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the professional competencies associated with your academic program in the Professional Competencies section of this Catalog.

Program Availability

For program availability, please refer to the U.S. State and Other Approvals section and Program Availability Information.

Policies

Please refer to school-specific policies and the Policy Information section for general Purdue Global policies.

Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams

Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.

Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not reviewed the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions, nor intended the program to meet such requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.

You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.