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Master of Health Informatics and Information Management Course Descriptions and Curriculum

Course descriptions

All course descriptions can be found in the School of Health Related Professions section of the current UMMC Bulletin. Click here to access the UMMC Bulletin.


First Year

Health Informatics (HI) TrackHealth Information Management (HIM) Track
HI 602 Health Care Delivery and Policy3HI 600 Health Information Management3
HI 619 Health information and Computer Science3HI 601 Medical Concepts 3
SpringHoursSpring Hours
HI 608 Data Architecture, Analytics & Visualization3HI 608 Data Architecture, Analytics & Visualization3
HI 631 Health Informatics3HI 630 Health Information Systems3
HI 607 Management and Leadership in Health Informatics3HI 606 Management of Health Information Services and Systems3
HI 634 Development of Electronic Health Information Systems3HI 634 Development of Electronic Health Information Systems   3

Second Year

HI 617 Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics3HI 610 Topics in Privacy, Security, Legal Aspects of Health Information3
HI 611 Research Design and Statistics in Health Informatics3HI 611 Research Design and Statistics in Health Informatics3
HI 632 Databases & Knowledge Management3HI 632 Databases & Knowledge Management3
HI 614 Privacy and Security for Health Informatics3HI 613 Health Care Performance Improvement Strategies3
HI 638 Clinical Vocabularies & Classification Systems3HI 615 Health Care Reimbursement and Financial Management3
HI 698 Capstone in Health Informatics3HI 699 Capstone in Health Informatics & Information Management 3
Total credit hours for degree36Total credit hours for degree36
*Total credit hours for MHIIM degree with RHIA eligibility40

*Graduates of the HIM track have the option to take the following electives in order to sit for the RHIA exam. 

  • HI 625 Clinical Documentation Improvements Strategies (1 credit hour)
  • HI 629 Clinical Classification System (2 credit hours)
  • HI 684 Management Capstone (1 credit hour)