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Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management (MSHIIM)

Lead the way

With our MS in Health Informatics and Information Management, you can lead a health information governance program, create electronic health record dashboards for decision making, and design initiatives to protect patient privacy.

Become an expert in enterprise-wide health informatics. Facilitate communication between health care providers and IT professionals. Manage information resources and systems within a health care organization. Oversee information technology applications. Research, design, develop, and manage health information systems.

himssappedpartner_vertwhite.jpgDakota State University is proud to be a recognized Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Approved Education Partner and an Academic Organizational Affiliate.

With a 100% program placement rate, you'll be sure to secure a job in the health field of your choice. Many of our graduates have gone on to work in hospitals, clinics, health care centers, nonprofits, and various other health organizations. 

Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of Dakota State University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Master of Science degree in Health Informatics and Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2028-29. 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 info@cahiim.org.

cahiim-Accred-Color-Logo.gifThe AS HIT, BS HIA, and MS HIM programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Upon successfully completing DSU's online MSHIIM program, you are eligible to take the national exam, which is sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). You can also earn a Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) credential.

Hear from a MSHIIM graduate

Lead the way in health care as you gain a Master of Science in Health informatics and Information Management (MSHIIM). With Dakota State’s online program, you’ll learn how to facilitate communication between health care providers and IT professionals while also overseeing information technology applications.

100%

Placement rate 2019

5

Graduates 2018-19

11

Annual enrollment Fall 2020

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the MS degree in Health Informatics and Information Management, students will:

  • Be able to apply and integrate the fundamental concepts of information technology in a clinical setting
  • Be able to facilitate communication between health care providers and IT professionals implementing health care information technology
  • Be able to demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of the use of health care information
  • Be able to provide leadership in developing, implementing, maintaining, and managing information resources and systems in health care organizations
  • Be able to apply fundamental research concepts to support the use of health information in research projects
  • Be able to manage information technology applications in the health care industry (storage, retrieval, and interpretation of patient care information)
  • Be able to provide administrative support for the implementation and management of the complex information systems used in the health care industry

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