Master’s Degree in Health Information Management Online
Program at a Glance
- Focus on clinical information, resources, workflow, and connectivity within the health care and public health sectors.
- Apply your learning to real-world health information management issues through a final capstone project.
- Earn your master's degree in health information management 100% online while meeting the demands of your career.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
Master of Health Information Management Overview
Health information management (HIM) is a rapidly evolving field with diverse opportunities for qualified professionals. The curriculum intersects business, health care, and data management, and gives you the expertise needed to advance into leadership, administration, education, and research positions in the industry.
Coursework focuses on the design, selection, implementation, support, and maintenance of global health information systems. The curriculum is reviewed and revised continually by industry experts to ensure it reflects the most recent developments in the fast-changing HIM field.
Curriculum is focused on preparing 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.
What Is Health Information Management?
The field of health information is focused on acquiring, analyzing, and protecting patient medical information, in both digital and traditional formats.
Health information managers are responsible for the maintenance and security of all patient records and data. They also may supervise medical records workers and health information technicians.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The health information management online degree program culminates in the successful completion of a capstone project that allows you to apply what you've learned to a challenging, real-world HIM problem or issue under the mentorship of a faculty advisor.
A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a master’s degree program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
HIMSS-Approved Education Partner and Academic Organizational Affiliate
Purdue Global is recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as an Approved Education Partner (AEP) and Academic Organizational Affiliate.
HIMSS-Approved Education Partner
HIMSS-approved educational programs, which include the Master of Health Informatics, provide advanced knowledge in health information and technology or health care and prepare candidates to sit for the CAHIMS or CPHIMS exam.*
HIMSS Academic Organizational Affiliate
As an Academic Organization Affiliate of HIMSS, Purdue Global can provide students and faculty with resources to address global health and wellness through information and technology.
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
What Courses Will I Take?
Courses within the online Master of Health Information Management explore:
- Organizational development and management for health information
- Human resources for health care managers
- Health care financial management
- Leadership in health care
- Health Care Statistics
- Project Management of Health Information Systems
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Information
- Core Credits48
- Total Credits48
Choosing a Master of Science Degree in Health Information Management
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Learn how to integrate technology into medical care. Discover the skills you need to pursue common roles within the health information management field.
What Can You Do With a Health Information Management Degree?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health service manager, a category that includes health information manager, is projected to grow 28%, much faster than the average for all occupations, from 2021 to 2031. Candidates with a master's degree in health administration or a related field, as well as knowledge of health care IT systems, will likely have the best prospects.†
Graduates of Purdue Global's Master of Health Information Management program could choose from many different career paths in a variety of settings including hospitals, health care clinics, HMO administrative offices, insurance providers, and long-term care organizations.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Critical Thinking
- Active Listening
- Judgement and Decision Making
Top Jobs with This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.
Get to Know Our Faculty
Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.View Health Sciences Faculty Directory
Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.
Discover your work interests, and use them to chart your ideal career path.
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*Certification Exams: Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.
†Job Growth for Medical and Health Services Managers: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, 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.