Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM MS)

33 Credits


Davenport University’s Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management is an interdisciplinary program providing a unique blend of business, technology and health care graduate education for current health system environments. Today’s health information management professionals are hybrids who work closely with technology professionals, management professionals and health care providers to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and appropriate access of health care information. Reflecting the most contemporary practices in the field, the program is structured to provide multiple perspectives in the development, implementation, and maintenance of information and data systems, data analysis, privacy and security, as well as strategic and operational resource policy and planning. This interdisciplinary program prepares graduates to perform and lead activities related to access, protection, and implementation of systems to analyze and leverage health information into business intelligence for improved decisionmaking in the information-driven, knowledge-based environment. Students may select from the basic Master’s degree at 33 credit hours, or may also obtain a Data Analytics Certificate by taking two additional courses.

Health Informatics and Information Management Foundational Knowledge Requirements

When accepted, a student may be required to complete up to three additional courses if the student’s previous academic experiences do not display they have successfully completed courses focused on Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, and/or Medical Terminology. These courses can be completed in conjunction with the program’s core courses but must be completed before the student’s final semester.

Students who have not successfully completed equivalent undergraduate courses, outlined in the Admissions Requirements, will be required to complete the following graduate foundational courses or the undergraduate level equivalent courses before taking 600-level courses. A grade of “C” or better must be earned in each foundational course to show proficiency.

Foundational Knowledge Courses:

  • CISP 547 - Database Design 
  • IAAS 581 - Information Security and Assurance 
  • HINT 570 - Clinical Vocabulary and Health Records  
  • STAT 500 - Statistics for Business

The two Data Analytics courses taken as requirements within the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management and they may also be used as part of a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics or as part of the Master of Science in Data Analytics

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

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