Find an Approved Education Partner

Looking for an organization offering you the opportunity to advance your knowledge in the health IT industry?

Look no further.  The following organizations have met HIMSS' rigorous standards for creating and delivering education health IT and healthcare content, including the prestigious HIMSS Certifications, CPHIMS and CAHIMS.

HIMSS Approved Education Partners


4MedPlus is the leading provider of accredited continuing education on dynamic topics related to Health IT, compliance, security, regulatory issues, health and safety, government incentives and more. Healthcare industry professionals, consultants and managers can meet their training needs entirely online on their own schedule. The unique 10/10/10 delivery method provides modular lessons in 10-minute increments. to help the learner achieve rapid and comprehensive content retention. 4Med delivers their learning through an extensive network of educational partnerships with the goal of reaching a diverse national audience. All 4Med courses are approved for HIMSS and CHIME credit, Nursing CE and Physician/PA CME.

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Belmont University The College of Pharmacy

Situated in the Health Care Capital of the World, Belmont University's Doctor of Pharmacy program is dedicated to rigorous and purposeful teaching, scholarship, service and leadership. With an impressive 100% of Spring 2013 graduates passing the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), Belmont's College of Pharmacy is quickly becoming a nationally-recognized center for practice and leadership in Pharmacy Education.

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Bless My People Foundation

The Bless My People Foundation (BMP) and Global Health Access Institute (GHA) partnership offer two distinct online telemedicine/telehealth performance based certification programs.  Overall learning includes history, processes and procedures, technology, change management, forms, equipment, required positions, ethics, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.

The senior level program entails a face-to-face laboratory, which will be a simulation by May 2018; this certification is designed for healthcare professionals and administrators.  The bronze level certification program is designed for those new to healthcare and desire to learn about telemedicine and telehealth.

Each day’s lessons build upon the next, amplifying participants' masteries of telemedicine and telehealth.  If you are working in the healthcare industry (advanced or junior level) and want to learn about telemedicine and telehealth, you are well-poised to take advantage of these certification programs.

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Case Western Reserve University

Wireless Health and Wearable Computing are indispensable features of the 21st Century. Pursue a Master's or Graduate Certificate part time from anywhere in the world in a format that fits busy schedules. Course contents are online. Faculty are readily accessible outside class. Our students have been from San Diego, Boston, Cleveland, Silicon Valley, Miami, Toronto and Singapore.

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Chatham University

Chatham University offers a Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics which blends key concepts and theory related to healthcare, data management and technology. The graduate program is fully online and designed for working adults in the healthcare, IT, or business arenas. The program culminates in a health informatics immersion project, carried out under the guidance of an external mentor in the field of informatics. Each of the 10-courses build on one another, amplifying students' mastery of healthcare, technological advances and project management. If you’re working in healthcare, IT, or business, you are well-poised to take advantage of this 18-month, online program.

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Dakota State UniversityDakota State University

Located in the heart of the Midwest, Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota, is a leader in the HIM field. Our affordable, technology-infused online master’s-level program will prepare you to be an IT leader in the high-demand and fast-paced healthcare industry.

In our program, you will learn how to use healthcare information for practical and research purposes, share your expertise with doctors, nurses, and other IT staff, and make smart healthcare-centric decisions.

DSU has an incredibly strong reputation in technology. This means that, in addition to your core classes in healthcare informatics, you’ll also take classes in network technology, security, and management, as well as data privacy, analytics, application development, and more.

With DSU, you’ll work with a well-seasoned teaching staff that actually knows health information management, with over 50 years combined experience in the field.

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The George Washington University

The M.S. in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from The George Washington University is designed for working professionals seeking an innovative approach to mastering healthcare-related data management skills. As data revolutionizes the health care field, the industry will continue to evolve into a digital realm, enabling health care professionals to use data to improve public health and patient outcomes. Students will develop the skills needed to analyze the massive amount of data that is being collected, and to translate data and use it to effectively lead teams that will change the health care landscape and solve today's problem while anticipating and working to prepare for the future.

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Healthcare Data and Analytics Association

The Healthcare Data and Analytics Association (HDAA) was founded in 2001 as a forum where healthcare organizations can share ideas and lessons learned about analytics in a vendor free environment. Its mission:

  • facilitating greater use of analytics systems to lower healthcare costs and improve quality of care, patient satisfaction and safety
  • advancing healthcare analytics by applying lessons and experience from other industries
  • influencing vendors by fairness of pricing, quality of products and services, willingness to share risk, and understanding of issues unique to healthcare
  • facilitating development of standards and best practices that lower the costs of development and operations for healthcare analytics

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Johnson County Community College

The Kansas City Metro has become a mecca for big healthcare and technology names and in the center of it all is Johnson County Community College. With health information technology needs on the rise, Johnson County Community College offers a competitive online and flexible in-the-classroom health information systems (HIS) program. Our certification and associate degree programs utilize the latest cutting-edge technologies such as Cerner EHR to train students in meeting the demanding workforce need. Our program equips students to implement, support, train and integrate electronic healthcare information systems into diverse healthcare practice settings.

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Kepner TregoeKepner-Tregoe

Kepner-Tregoe believes that the most effective healthcare organizations know how to solve problems. For over 5 decades, KT has empowered individuals and teams to triage, stabilize and find the cause of your toughest operational and IT issues. IT departments use KT for more effective Problem, Incident, and Change Management which reduces downtime, issue recurrence and cost of service. Administrators use KT to improve hospital operations and processes through more effective decision making, risk management and proactive action.

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Pinnacle Center

Our mission at Pinnacle Center for Professional Development (PCPD) is to create a confident, competent, motivated and inspired Health Information Technology (HIT) workforce. PCPD helps fill the growing need for HIT knowledge and education by offering programs that impart and apprise clinicians, IT staff and administrators about current and advance developments in the HIT environment. HIT is a uniquely rewarding complex field, we help prepare HIT team members for success by offering face-to-face, classroom-based programs, which are delivered in a comfortable, informal, discussion-oriented atmosphere and are offered at Pinnacle’s New Jersey headquarters or at a site convenient to our clients.

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Premier Inc.

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,600 U.S. hospitals and 120,000 other providers. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare.

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Roberts Wesleyan College | School of Business

Roberts Wesleyan College, located in Rochester, NY, is a Liberal Arts college with a focus on the niché of offering bachelors and masters degrees designed specifically for working professionals. Our unique format enables learners to complete an entire degree 100% online or by attending class just 1-night per week with degree completion in 15-18 months. Each course lasts 5-8 weeks and allows learners to focus on one course at a time, rather than juggling multiple courses at once.

The college’s Masters in Healthcare Informatics Administration is offered exclusively online with completion in 18 months. The degree blends the leadership skills of our Health Administration degree with a focus on Informatics. Students address many of the complex issues raised by Healthcare Reform, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), privacy laws, and the electronic exchange of medical information. The degree equips students to bridge the communication gap between clinical, non-clinical and IT healthcare professionals, and does not require a technical background to begin.

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University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

One of three online health care graduate degree programs offered at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), The Master of Science in Health Informatics Administration (HIMS) degree has a tri-fold approach: Health Care/ Information Technology / Leadership & Management.

The Masters of Science in Health Informatics Administration program is designed for experienced health care, information technology and related professionals, as well as those looking to change career paths, with the desire to obtain and apply best practices in health information management within a dynamic health care environment.

Using an applied “hands on” approach, students will develop skills in health care, information technology, leadership and management, health data analytics, finance, legal aspects, coding and reimbursement, ethics, health information systems and technologies, health information management related research methods, health policy and current trends and issues impacting both the profession and health care industry.

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University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix School of Health Services Administration at the College of Health Professions offers graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs that help prepare students to be successful managers and leaders in the dynamic healthcare industry. In an era of unprecedented change—from rapid movement toward new technologies, to heightened focus on controlling healthcare costs while improving patient outcomes, to ongoing changes in the regulatory compliance environment—the School of Health Services Administration equips students with the relevant knowledge and skills they will need to navigate today’s health management world and to effectively tackle all of tomorrow’s challenges.

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University of San Diego

University of San Diego’s online M.S. in Health Care Informatics program is specifically designed to create industry leaders. The 20-month program provides an intensive curriculum that exposes students to MBA-type courses in topics critical to health informatics, such as financial management, strategic planning and leadership, in addition to technical and programmatic coursework in systems analysis and design, data hygiene/cyber security and delivery systems management. Students focus on one course at a time in a flexible online learning environment that is tailored to fit the schedules and learning requirements of working professionals.

  • 31 unit program can be completed in less than 2 years
  • Accredited, top-ranked university
  • All coursework completed online
  • No GRE required

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University of South Florida Health

USF Health is the partnership of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the Doctors of USF Health. USF Health is an integral part of the University of South Florida, a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success.

USF Health educates leaders who will help transform the healthcare industry by offering a 100% online Master of Science and Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics through the Morsani College of Medicine. All courses and curriculum are developed and taught by USF faculty and use the latest technology to engage and educate students. Courses are taught in a vibrant and engaging online environment that features faculty-led streaming video lectures, online simulations, real-time chats, group study sessions, instructor-led discussion boards and more. USF is regionally accredited by the Southern Associate of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).

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University of Texas - School of Biomedical Informatics

SBMI is the only free-standing school in the nation dedicated exclusively to graduate programs in health informatics and the only academic program of its kind in Texas. SBMI’s mission is to educate future scientists and professionals in biomedical informatics and health information technology; conduct informatics research to improve health care and advance biomedical discovery; and develop and use advanced informatics tools to solve problems in health care.

Our talented, diverse faculty are experts in the theory and practice of informatics applied to the biomedical sciences and health care, specifically focusing on electronic health records, patient safety, clinical decision making, consumer informatics, semantics, disability informatics and telemedicine, among others. Students praise the school’s team-oriented, hands-on approach to instruction and graduate with a thorough understanding of biomedical informatics. Our alumni are dedicated men and women who inform and direct the future of health care.

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University of Washington

The University of Washington’s fully online Master of Science Degree in Clinical Informatics & Patient-Centered Technologies (MS-CIPCT) offered jointly by the Schools of Nursing and Medicine prepares health professionals to understand and facilitate the use of information technology in the clinical setting to improve practice and patient outcomes. Online study with distance learning accessible tools and flexible scheduling allow our students to remain fully engaged in the workplace, applying newly acquired knowledge on a day-to-day basis, while earning a graduate degree to advance their career. Various innovative educational approaches including problem-based learning and integration of team science principles have enriched the curriculum to address the ever-changing health care landscape.

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University of Wisconsin Health Information Management & Technology

The online University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology is a dual-track degree program that produces graduates who are uniquely positioned to combine superior health information technology skill with in-demand health management expertise. Your education can be completed online, a rarity among public university health information management and technology programs.  The program’s expert faculty and instruction, flexibility, and innovative, forward-thinking curriculum make it an ideal choice for busy adult students who want to excel in the in-demand health information technology field. 

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Walden University

Walden University’s program offerings in the field of informatics can prepare professionals to use electronic data to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare. Students in Walden’s MS in Health Informatics program or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with a specialization in Nursing Informatics are equipped with the skills to help reduce healthcare costs, increase patient access to care, and improve the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of disease. HIMSS members are eligible to receive a 20% reduction on tuition for Walden programs. For more information, visit our website or call 1 (855) 591-7858 to speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

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Questions? Please contact:

Mara Daiker, MS, CPHIMS, RHIA
Senior Manager of Professional Development
(312) 915-9289