Curriculum for MSHI & HIM Track

Master of Science in Health Informatics - (HIM Track below)

Fall 1

HI 600

Analysis & Design of Health Information Systems

4 Semester Hours

HI 640

Introduction to HI & Health Care Delivery

4 Semester Hours

Spring 1

HI 601

Databases and Data Modeling

4 Semester Hours

HI 602

Clinical and Administrative Systems

4 Semester Hours

 Summer 1

HI 612

Organizational Behavior & Leadership

4 Semester Hours

HI 615

Administrative and Clinical Decision Support Systems

4 Semester Hours

 Fall 2

HI 605

Communications and Networks

4 Semester Hours

HI 610

Project Management for Health Services Executives

4 Semester Hours

HI 698

Mentoring / Project Credit Course

1 Semester Hour

 Spring 2

HI 620

Security and Privacy in Healthcare

4 Semester Hours

HI 630

Strategic Planning and Contracting for Health Information Systems

4 Semester Hours

HI 698

Mentoring / Project Credit Course

1 Semester Hour

 Summer 2

HI 690

*Administrative Internship

8 Semester Hours

 

or

 

HI 698

*Non-Thesis Research Project

6 Semester Hours

Total Hours:  48 - 50

  MSHI Program – HIM Track

 Fall 1

HIM 615

Development of the Computerized EHR

4 Semester Hours

HIM 618

Legal & Regulatory Environment for the EHR

4 Semester Hours

 Spring 1

HI 601

Databases and Data Modeling

4 Semester Hours

HI 602

Clinical and Administrative Systems

4 Semester Hours

 Summer 1

HI 650

Research Methods for HIIM Practice

4 Semester Hours

HI 615

Administrative and Clinical Decision Support Systems

4 Semester Hours

 Fall 2

HIM 665

Health Data Analytics for Performance Improvement

4 Semester Hours

HI 610

Project Management for Health Services Executives

4 Semester Hours

 Spring 2

HIM 680

Applied Project

3 Semester Hours

HI 630

Strategic Planning and Contracting for Health Information Systems

4 Semester Hours

 Summer 2

HIM 680

^Applied Project

3 Semester Hours

 Total Hours:  44

  Projects and Internships

*MSHI Projects

Students without significant healthcare work experience will complete a traditional internship (8 hours) with a preceptor at a pre-approved site from the student’s contacts or from our comprehensive data bank of internship sites.

 *Internships
Students with current healthcare work experience will complete and approved healthcare-IT project.  Most of the 6 credit –hour project will be completed in the last semester, but it will also include two one-hour mentoring courses in the terms prior to the project.  Mentors can be individuals who are considered thought leaders or seasoned professionals in the student’s proposed area of internship/discovery.

 HIM Track Applied Project

HIM Track students will complete an applied project during the last two semesters of the MSHI program.  The goal of the final project is to increase students' awareness of applied research in health information management practice.  The faculty anticipates that the project will also serve  as a meaningful contribution to the implementation of the electronic health record in a variety of health care settings.