Find an Approved Education Partner

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

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

HIMSS Approved Education Partners

4Med Logo4MedPlus

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 LogoBelmont University The College of Pharmacy

Located in Nashville, Tennessee - known as the U.S. healthcare capital - Belmont University is on the cutting edge of pharmacy education. With an impressive 100% of students passing the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) certification exam, Belmont's College of Pharmacy is quickly becoming a nationally-recognized educational center for Healthcare informatics practice and leadership.

Information systems infuse health care delivery; career competence requires the ability to use and to develop systems that integrate and extend current and emerging technologies.  Belmont University College of Pharmacy has achieved the rigorous standards for quality health IT or healthcare education to qualify as the inaugural Approved Education Partner (AEP) by the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS).

As a learner at Belmont, you will have the opportunity to learn best practices related to Health Information Technology and interact with clinical sites that utilize electronic health records, dashboard data for production efficiency, drug interaction data, clinical decision support information, robotic processing methods, supply chain information, as well as the sites that propose and design such systems.

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Bless My People Foundation LogoBless 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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Chatham University LogoChatham 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 University LogoDakota State University

Located in the heart of the Midwest, Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota, is a leader in the HIM field. Our online, very affordable, technology-infused master’s-level program in health informatics and information management 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 you will take core classes in healthcare informatics, health IT, and health information management.

With DSU, you’ll work with an experienced teaching staff with many credentials and over 50 years combined experience in the health informatics and health information management fields.

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The George Washington University LogoThe 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 LogoHealthcare 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 LogoJohnson 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 Tregoe LogoKepner-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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Madonna University

Madonna University’s College of Nursing and Health offers a unique BS degree in Health Sciences with two tracks:  Health Care Informatics and Quality Systems Management and Population Health Care Management. The Health Care Informatics and Quality Systems Management track prepares graduates for diverse careers including: health resource specialist, risk management, data analyst, health information technologist and clinical transformation specialist. Students intern at health care facilities to gain practical experience in the Health Care Informatics and Quality Systems Management field. This innovative degree equips students with the ability to positively impact a culture of safety and transparency in the health care system.

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Pinnacle Center

Pinnacle Center LogoOur 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. LogoPremier 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 LogoRoberts 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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Sacred Heart University LogoSacred Heart University

The Healthcare Informatics graduate program at Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions prepares students for leadership roles in the complex and dynamic healthcare informatics field through a well-designed curriculum to meet their educational and future professional needs. The Program’s Faculty and Staff are committed to academic excellence and to advancing the quality and safety of healthcare through the effective use of information technology.

The Healthcare Informatics program has been specifically designed to offer unparalleled flexibility and convenience through its unique online or on campus format. Students in the program are able to work and collaborate with others in their cohort, yet still manage ongoing professional and personal commitments.

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Texas State University LogoTexas State University

Texas State University (@txst) is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, and service. Located near Austin, the public institution was founded in 1899 and has over 38,000 students enrolled.

The Department of Health Information Management (HIM) offers graduate and undergraduate degrees relevant to health informatics and information management professionals. The Master of Health Information Management (MHIM) degree is available entirely online. The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BSHIM) program is available either on campus or online and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson College of Population Health is one of eight colleges of Thomas Jefferson University and offers degree programs in population health, public health, health policy, healthcare quality and safety, and health outcomes research. Population Health lntelligence™ describes a new discipline designed to gain insights from disparate data sets and sources to inform decisions and care plans.  Practitioners trained in this discipline will be able to collect, organize, harmonize, analyze, disseminate and act upon myriad data available to the spectrum of healthcare stakeholders.  The online graduate certificate and the online Master of Science in Population Health Intelligence (MS-PHI) prepare graduates for success in today's dynamic healthcare environment.

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University of Maryland University College (UMUC) LogoUniversity 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 New EnglandUniversity of New England

UNE Online, designated by U.S. World News Report as a top online university, offers a 36-credit hour Master of Science and 18-credit hour Graduate Certificate in health informatics.  These programs are 100% online.  Students can complete the Master's in 2 years or less.  Knowledgeable and dedicated Support Specialists provide ongoing guidance to our students and our distinctive Focus Areas Model allow students to specialize in topics that meet their career goals.  Furthermore, our faculty are industry experts which assures that our curriculum is aligned with employers' current needs in this dynamic field.

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University of Phoenix LogoUniversity 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 logoUniversity 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 LogoUniversity 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 both Health Informatics and Healthcare Analytics 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 Logo 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 LogoUniversity 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 Logo 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 Logo 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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Xtelligent Media LogoXtelligent Media

The continued digitization of healthcare presents new challenges to those responsible for improving the patient experience, health of populations, and value of services delivered across the care continuum. Xtelligent Media’s goal is to deliver actionable information about the topics that matter most to healthcare and health IT professionals, and our webcasts and events are opportunities for meaningful and impactful learning and engagement. Our editorial team identifies industry leaders and subject-matter experts able to share real insight based on firsthand experience overcoming the challenges emerging at the intersection of healthcare and health IT.

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Questions? Please contact:

Mara Daiker, MS, CPHIMS, RHIA, SHIMSS
Director, Professional Development
HIMSS
(312) 915-9289