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

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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California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) offers an innovative Master of Science in Health Information Management (MS-HIM) designed to train professionals to vastly improve healthcare outcomes, cost effectiveness, and quality of patient care by harnessing the power of information technologies, analytics, and connectivity.

The MS-HIM is designed for working professionals utilizing face-to-face instruction and Saturday classes, which provide many opportunities for professional networking with expert faculty and guest speakers who are established leaders in their fields. The cohort format helps ensure degree completion in just two years. The program emphasizes application of information and analytical technologies including both classical statistics and new tools for unstructured and “big data”; process re-engineering; and database management and network models where privacy and security are paramount. It recognizes the importance of not only technical knowledge but also the ability to manage behavioral and organizational changes that are essential to success. The program concludes with a Final Project conducted for a healthcare organization, supervised by a faculty and an organization representative.

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Dakota State University

Dakota 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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Kepner Tregoe


Kepner-Tregoe believes that effective action follows clear thinking. To that end, our core methodology, developed in-house over a half century ago and refined through the years, is integral to all we do and has proven its effectiveness in helping thousands of organizations improve business performance world-wide. We respond to the technology challenges our clients face with time-tested rational and data-driven thinking processes, that result in significantly increasing customer satisfaction, shortening the time to resolution and reducing cost per incident/problem.

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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 by attending class just 1-night per week or 100% online 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.

As an innovator in adult professional education, Roberts offers a variety of healthcare degree options to help clinical, non-clinical and IT professionals reach the highest levels in their organization and careers. With faculty hailing from advanced leadership roles across Western, NY and beyond, you’ll find our applied methodology is exactly what practitioners need and employers want. All degree programs culminate in an applied capstone research service project designed to engage students with a healthcare or ancillary organization that needs help solving a real-world issue.

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University of Connecticut School of Business

The University of Connecticut’s School of Business offers a Certificate in Healthcare Informatics and Technology through a state-of-the-art curriculum and outstanding faculty. We have found that a key element to engage each student is through a series of knowledge-driven topics. Our program is designed to meet the educational needs of entry-to mid-level IT professionals employed within health care organizations. The program also provides increased knowledge of health care information technology for experienced professionals from other fields and areas of expertise. Our instructors are highly experienced senior executives in the Healthcare IT field that bring practical experience and extensive knowledge to the coursework. The program offers an effective, fully on-line instructional approach for enhancing one’s knowledge and skills of healthcare IT, and may facilitate advancement for individuals employed within healthcare organizations.

UConn is a highly-ranked, accredited non-profit university that has broad recognition in the marketplace for its academic excellence. As a public university, the HIT Certificate is designed to be affordable and provide the expertise you need to grow your career and achieve both personal and professional success. The program is designed to be completed in one year. It is a part of the Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI), a leading technology educational and research organization within the University’s School of Business.

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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 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