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Health Informatics and Information Management Technical Standards

Technical standards are non-academic requirements essential for meeting the academic requirements in the Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) program.

Candidates must possess abilities and skills that allow for observation, intellectual and conceptual reasoning, motor coordination, and communication. The use of a trained intermediary is not acceptable.

The following technical skills are required of a successful HIIM student:


The candidate must be able to acquire knowledge by direct observation of demonstrations and by experiences within the health care and instructional setting.

Intellectual/conceptual abilities

The candidate must be able to measure, calculate, analyze, reason, integrate and synthesize information to solve problems.

Motor skills

The candidate must possess motor skills necessary to work in an online environment.


The candidate must be able to communicate both orally and in writing to effectively convey information and discuss his or her work within the academic or health care community.

Behavioral and social attributes

The candidate must possess the emotional and mental health required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt completion of responsibilities inherent in managing a health care setting, the ability to function under the stress inherent in a health care environment, and the ability to understand and comply with ethical standards.