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University of Tennessee – Online Master of Health Informatics and Information Management Degree Program2018-02-07T20:58:39+00:00

University of Tennessee – Online Master of Health Informatics and Information Management

Program Overview

According to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center:

With increasing demands for broader information services and a gradual transition to hybrid and totally electronic systems, the Master of Health Informatics and Information Management (MHIIM) program is an advanced online degree that prepares health care professionals to manage information in an increasingly complex electronic health environment. Areas studied include health care data resources administration, health care data security oversight, strategic and operational information resources planning, clinical data analysis, clinical classification systems, medical vocabularies, enterprise-wide master patient index systems, clinical decision support systems, and development and implementation of such systems, including electronic health records. Since the MHIIM curriculum focuses on emerging frameworks for creating integrated health care information, data management and decision support systems, it is specifically designed to help professional thrive in a technology-supported and information-driven health care environment.

At a Glance


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Time to complete                 

Two years

Admission requirements

According to the University of Tennessee, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Health Informatics and Information Management program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in a health-related discipline. Applicants without a degree in a health-related discipline will be considered for conditional admission and must complete HIIM 511 and HIIM 550 and earn a grade of “B” or better to continue in the program.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  • Three letters of recommendation from previous college instructors or immediate supervisors.
  • Foreign applicants whose native language is not English must submit results of TOEFL, with minimal score of 550, 213 on the computerized version.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Personal interview with the admissions committee.
  • Ability to meet published technical standards of the College of Health Professions and the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management (applicants should contact SASSI for questions and assistance).
  • A completed application form including an essay describing the applicant’s career goals.
  • A non-refundable application fee must accompany the application.