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The mission statement of the Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) Program is "Through teaching, research and service, the Master of Science in Health Informatics Program is a collaborative center of excellence dedicated to preparing students to become leaders in health informatics and information management." 

The MSHI mission is consistent with the mission of the School of Health Professions: To improve the quality of health through teaching, research, and translation of discoveries into practice.

The goals of the MSHI program are four-fold and align with goals of the Department of Health Administration:

  1. Be recognized as a global leader in Health Informatics management, research, and service.
  2. Create and enhance Health Informatics focused partnerships to strengthen the field of practice.
  3. Deliver innovative Health Informatics education that enhances the value of the MSHI degree and anticipates market demand.
  4. Expand scholarly activities that contribute to the field of Health Informatics


Graduate Programs in Health Informatics
Advisory Board Members

Kyle Cutright Akins, MSHA, MSHI
Manager, Balanced Scorecard
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama

Adele Allison
Director, Provider Innovation Strategies
DST Health Solutions

Jorge Alsip, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer
UAB Health System

James Cimino, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Informatics Institute
University of Alabama at Birmingham

D. Chris Compton, MSHI ‘18
Team Lead, Web & Mobile Systems Development
Veterans Administration - Huntsville, AL

Joan Hicks, MSHI
Chief Information Officer
UAB Health System

Devon Laney
President and CEO
Innovation Depot

Rick Moore, MSHI
Chief Information Officer
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQUA)

Detlev H. “Herb” Smaltz, PhD
Founder, President & CEO, CIO Consult

Brantley Synco, MBA, MSHI, CISSP
Director, Information and Physical Security
Brookwood Baptist Health

Jeffrey Wall, MD
Director, Physician Strategy & Medical Specialties
Cerner Corporation

Jeffrey R. Zavaleta, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Graphium Health

MSHI Advisory Board