Health Informatics is about optimizing technology to effectively capture and manage health information. Health Informatics is a rapidly emerging discipline that connects people, technology, and data to better improve healthcare outcomes. Health Informatics professionals work with the processes and tools used to implement, maintain, and evaluate health informatics systems and applications. The Health Informaticist is a cross-cutting leader who drives analytics and usability.

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US News & World Reports ranks 10 UAB graduate programs in the Top 20 Best Graduate Programs (2020).

Earn your Master’s degree in 24 months.

No GRE required.

No healthcare background required.

Nationally and internationally recognized faculty as leaders in healthcare IT practice, research, and education.

The United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs in medical or health services will grow by 20% from 2016-2026.

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  • 100% of respondents would recommend the UAB MSHI program to others (2020 survey of 2020 graduates)
  • Student retention rate is 95% (2020)
  • 2 year graduation rate 93% (2020)
    * 5 students currently on leave due to COVID-19 related issues
  • 95% of graduates are employed in Health Informatics within six months of graduation

amia logoThe Health Informatics accreditor of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Master degree in Health Informatics has been reaffirmed through 2027. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UAB Health Informatics is a member of the AMIA Academic Forum.

  • MSHI students win HIMSS student case competition

    Students from three programs in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions Department of Health Services Administration won first place at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Student Case Competition.

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