Master of Health Information Management

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Are you interested in playing a leadership role in the analysis, support, and maintenance of health care systems and information? If this your career goal, you might benefit from the studies offered in Purdue University Global's Master of Health Information Management program. Find more details about this program's courses and requirements here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

From health IT standards to data analytics, the online Master of Health Information Management program at Purdue University Global is designed to explore all aspects of health information systems. Course topics might include health information processes, the use of data analytics in performance improvement, management strategies in health care, health care system support, and applications of health care statistics. You might also take courses that focus on medical terminology, finances in health care organizations, strategic planning in health care, and health policy development. In the capstone course, you could draw on all concepts addressed in the program to complete an extensive project in health information management.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Previous coursework in information systems and computer science could be helpful in preparing you for this master's degree program. Applicants to Purdue University Global's master degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must earn a total of 48 credits to be awarded the Master of Health Information Management from Purdue University Global. This total includes 44 credits in core requirements and one open elective.

Core Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
HA515Leadership in Health Care
HA520Health Care Financial Management
HA530Human Resources for Health Care Managers
HA535Health Care Statistics
HI510Health Information Systems
HI530Clinical Terminologies and Medical Vocabularies
HI540Project Management of Health Information Systems
HI550Organizational Development and Management for Health Information
HI560Health Care Data Analytics
HI570Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Information
HI599Master's Capstone in Health Information Management

Open Electives

Course CodeCourse Title
Select one open elective course

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Master of Health Information Management program, you might have developed the business, technological, and analytical skills needed to fill managerial roles in various clinical and non-clinical settings. You might oversee health information systems for hospitals, clinics, managed care companies, physicians' offices, or long-term care facilities.

Positions you could pursue include:

  • Health information manager
  • Clinical informatics director
  • Health system analyst
  • Clinical documentation improvement specialist