The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996

Program Details

The Master of Health Informatics and Information Management program is an on-line degree with no on-campus component. The goal of the MHIIM is to provide the competencies for health care professionals to manage the information in an increasingly complex electronic health environment. The curriculum focuses on emerging frameworks for creating integrated health care information, data management and decision support systems. It is specifically designed to prepare professionals to thrive in a technology-supported and information-driven health care environment.

This advanced education prepares the graduate for responsibilities in areas such as health care data resources administration, health care data security oversight, strategic and operational information resource planning, clinical data analysis, clinical classification systems, medical vocabularies, enterprise-wide master patient index systems, clinical decision support systems, information systems development and implementation of systems such as electronic health records. Information is a key resource in the delivery and financing of healthcare and as such, it must be managed effectively.

Health informatics deals with a broad range of issues to manage data to support decision-making activities. This knowledge base includes information technology as well as interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with clinicians and others to make change happen in health care organizations.

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    Program Overview

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    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
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    • Baccalaureate degree in a health-related discipline
    • 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

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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