Master of Health Information Management

M.H.I.M. Masters in Health Information Management

The online M.H.I.M. program provides education in the rapidly growing health information management field focused on the expanding reliance on patient data.

36 Credit Hours

100% Online Program


HIM professionals are trained in the latest information management technology systems and are prepared for careers in healthcare organizations from hospital systems to private physician practices.

MHIM is designed to prepare leaders in the field of health information and informatics with advanced knowledge and data analysis skills. With the implementation of electronic health records and recent payment reform initiatives, providers are motivated to be more efficient in their practices. To achieve efficiency, HIM professionals are needed for a diverse range of positions that involve the collection, handling, and processing of clinical information for many purposes that will revolutionize clinical healthcare decision-making and strategic planning.

    •  To provide a degree program that will prepare students for the emerging roles and functions within the health information management domain.
    • To provide graduate-level education where students develop problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze and evaluate systems, technology, regulations, and data needs to assist in creating new methods to achieve greater efficiency.
    •  To provide a broad-based program of coursework to support the varied aspects of HIM practice focusing on data management, data analytics, compliance, and regulations including the privacy of patient information.
    •  To establish a framework for professional behavior and ethical principles to be used to guide decision-making and actions in the expanding role of health information management professionals.
    •  To conduct research that will exemplify and define the health information body of knowledge.
  • The job market for HIM professionals includes positions within a variety of settings:

    • large medical and hospital systems
    • private physician practices
    • healthcare consulting companies
    • software and service vendors
    • healthcare-related organizations

Career Outlook Statistics

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Advanced Qualifications

Completion of this accredited MHIM degree program qualifies students to take the American Health Information Management Association Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) exam.

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Success Stories

“The HIM profession is ever-changing with new and exciting opportunities. The faculty members are dedicated to keeping the online master’s program on the cutting edge of education and real-life experiences with not only current events, but also newly evolving opportunities.”

— Kim Beesley, RHIA, M.H.I.M. ’19

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