Why should I pursue an M.S. in Health Care Informatics & Information Management?
Electronic health records (EHRs), provider order entry systems and diagnostic technologies are just a few of the IT solutions being implemented by today’s health care industry. In addition to the demands of the electronic health record systems, other applications are being deployed that require health professionals who understand both technology and the management of information. Electronic information plays a critical role in reducing medical errors and decreasing costs, ultimately leading to happier, healthier patients.
The demands to develop and maintain our country’s health data systems are rapidly increasing. According to the
Bureau of Labor
and Statistics, there will be a 15 percent growth in the number of health information management jobs
It takes trained, experienced professionals to ensure that health care systems deliver timely and accurate
information in the correct format while meeting regulatory requirements.
Is a Master’s degree in Health Care Informatics & Information Management for me?
Health care informatics and information management professionals understand technology and its role in promoting the effective organization, management and use of information within the health care environment and also work to bridge the gap between clinicians and technical employees.
People who pursue HIIM careers have strong analytical and technical skills, coupled with communication skills to work
alongside other professionals. Perhaps above all else, an ethical mindset and the ability to keep patient data
confidential is essential to uphold the integrity of the profession.
If you’re a member of the military or you’ve returned
from military service, Regis also has great tuition options to help you build on the skills you learned during your
What will I learn in Regis’ Master of Science in Health Care Informatics and Information Management
Our M.S. in Health Care Informatics and Information Management program is designed for current health care professionals looking to expand your knowledge of systems planning and implementation, workflow design, security management and electronic health information management. Beyond IT, the program also includes project management, leadership development and ethics all taught from a health care perspective.
Unlike other programs, our master’s degree prepares you with knowledge of both health informatics and health information management. What’s the difference? Informatics is focused on designing, developing and maintaining systems and processes, while information management is focused on maintaining, organizing, and securing patient data.
Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.
Is Regis’ HIIM program accredited?
Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning
Commission (HLC), one of six regional higher education institutional accreditors in the United States and a member
of the North Central Association.
What class formats are available?
At Regis, we understand the challenges of working full time while pursuing your degree. Our flexible, online format
is designed to help you succeed. Each class runs for eight weeks, so you can make rapid progress toward your degree
and complete it within 24 months.
When do Regis’ HIIM classes start?
Courses are offered in eight-week formats that begin three times per year:
Meet our Health Care Informatics & Information Management faculty
A. Carlon, Ph.D., RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA – Professor, Chair of Health Information Management Department
Rinker, MA, RHIA, CPHIMS – Assistant Professor, Health Information Management