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Health information management is a diverse, rapidly evolving field with many opportunities for qualified professionals. The Master of Health Information Management can help prepare you with the knowledge and skills to pursue leadership positions in the dynamic fields of health information management, administration, education, and research.*
The online Master of Health Information Management is focused on the strategic and operational relevance and robustness of clinical information, resources, workflow, and connectivity within the health care industry and public health sectors.
We also offer a sequence of programs that serves as a specialized career pathway for health informatics professionals looking to build on their skills and expertise. The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management lay the foundation for continued study at the graduate level in the Master of Health Information Management and Master of Health Informatics programs.
a graduate of Kaplan University’s Master of Health Information Management program, you may
choose a variety of career paths in settings that include hospitals, health
care clinics, HMO administrative offices, insurance providers, and long-term
The Bureau of Labor Statistics
anticipates national long-term job growth for health information management
professionals. Employment of medical and health services managers, a category that includes health information managers, is expected to increase by 17 percent through 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. †
Access gainful employment information, including program length, tuition costs, financing options, and success rates.
Kaplan University’s interdisciplinary Master of
Health Information Management program helps prepare you to pursue positions in
technology-supported and information-driven health care environments. The
curriculum focuses on design, selection,
implementation, and support and maintenance of global health information
systems. Coursework will
cover areas including organizational development and management for health
information, human resources for health care managers, health care financial
management, and leadership in health care. And, you will be taught by
instructors with industry experience who are committed to your academic and
Master in Health Information Management program is designed to prepare you to:
Master of Health Information Management program culminates in the successful
completion of a practiced-focused capstone project. This project provides you
with opportunities to apply what you’ve learned throughout the program to a
challenging, real-world health information management problem or issue. You
will conduct the capstone project under the mentorship of the faculty advisor.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
Jan 04, 2017
Online Start Date
Mar 22, 2017
This course explores organizational theory and
behavior essential for successful leadership and management in
the health care industry. Emphasis will be placed on
communication techniques, self-analysis, and strategies for best
practices in order to effectively implement key leadership and
management concepts in dynamic health care environments. Key
values that guide a leader's personal and professional behavior
and influence overall effectiveness will be explored, as well as
their impact on overall leadership styles.
Total Program Credits: 48
This course introduces the terminology, theory, concepts and techniques used in the finance functions in health care organizations. Students gain an understanding of the important role of finance in health care organizations and learn various techniques to develop, manage, and control finances. Students interpret financial statements, prepare analyses with cost finding and price setting, and conduct break-even analyses. The course provides students with experience in capital and operating budgets, financial forecasts, and business plan preparation. Students will be expected to expand their utilization of spreadsheet applications.
This course provides an analysis and
evaluation of how human resource management is applied in
different health care settings. The course focuses on the major
elements of human resource management, as well as the ways in
which it can be used in the strategic planning of the
organization. Students investigate ongoing human resources
practice and issues from a health care perspective such as
recruitment, contract/agreement, training/education/support,
retention, performance evaluation, compensation, legal and
regulatory issues, and strategic planning.
In this course, you will be introduced to the practical applications of descriptive and inferential statistics for the health industry. You will formulate a data procurement plan by analyzing real-world data. Additionally, you will learn how to effectively disseminate published health research data and apply this new knowledge within the field.
This course is concerned with such issues as information systems analysis, design, implementation, and management. Students will explore health IT standards, health information exchanges, and systems thinking and theory. This course also covers the evaluation of processes and systems that ensure compliance with regulatory, governmental, legal, accreditation, and certification requirements for health information technologies.
This course focuses on the use of health care terminologies, vocabularies, and classification systems. Students will identify their appropriate uses and sources, and apply them within health information systems to promote effective communications and data integrity.
This course explores the technical aspects of health information systems management including issues of systems design and development as well as system support and maintenance. Students will analyze and describe necessary steps in the cycle such as identifying and selecting appropriate systems technology and data standards, creating requirements, evaluating security, and accommodating human factors in design and use. Other topics include terminology, functions, and standards as well as the basics of information architecture and systems infrastructure.
This course explores organizational behavior, theory, and development as they apply to health information management. Topics include, but are not limited to, performance management plans, strategic forecasting, and public policy.
This course provides an in-depth overview of health care data analysis and design methodologies. Students examine techniques to develop systems more efficiently using the system development life cycle.
This course covers data security, privacy, and confidentiality of heath information as it relates to information technology and management. Topics include risk management, information security, and data validity and integrity. Students will also examine disaster recovery plans for data and service delivery.
The capstone course is the culminating experience for the Master of Health Information Management. This course builds on the concepts of all the courses students have taken within the program of study. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired through their coursework in an original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in health information management.
Open Elective Requirements
Total Program Credits: 48
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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Program is not currently available in Tennessee.
* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
† Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Service Managers, on the Internet www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
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