Master of Health Information Management Degree

Advance Your Career in Health Information Management

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.

Master of Health Information Management Program Highlights

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 career success.

Program Outcomes

Our Master in Health Information Management program is designed to prepare you to:

  • Design effective strategies based on concepts of leadership and health information management in administrative and business environments.
  • Analyze the impact of economics, ethics, professional standards, and the law on health information
  • Evaluate public policy and health care policies and procedures to support the global health information management industry.
  • Compare financial data analytics to optimize health information systems.

Capstone Project

The 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.

Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

What Are the Career Opportunities?

As 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 care organizations.

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. 

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.

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Online and Campus Start Date

January 04, 2017

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Mar

Online and Campus Start Date

March 22, 2017

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Jun

Online and Campus Start Date

June 07, 2017

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Online and Campus Start Date

August 23, 2017

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Online and Campus Start Date

November 08, 2017

Curriculum: All Tracks

  • Core

    Total Core Credits: 44

    Total Program Credits: 48

    • HA 515: LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • HA 520: HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • HA 530: HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH CARE MANAGERS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • HA 535: HEALTH CARE STATISTICS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • HI 510: HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • HI 530: CLINICAL TERMINOLOGIES AND MEDICAL VOCABULARIES Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • HI 540: PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • HI 550: ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH INFORMATION Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • HI 560: HEALTH CARE DATA ANALYSIS Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • HI 570: LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH INFORMATION Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • HI 599: MASTER’S CAPSTONE IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Change

      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.

      Credits:

      4

      Prerequisites Required:

      Last term

  • Open Elective Requirements

    Total Open Elective Requirements Credits: 4

    Total Program Credits: 48

Curriculum: Concentration

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* 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.