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's rigorous standards for creating and delivering education health information and technology and healthcare content, including the prestigious HIMSS Certifications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located on a beautiful hillside looking out over Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota, The College of St. Scholastica has a long tradition of innovation and leadership in the healthcare field, guided by the values of our benedictine tradition. Faculty members in the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management have authored and edited numerous books and articles that guide education today.
Degree options include both an on-campus and online BS in Health Information Management (HIM) and fully online MS in HIM and MS in Health Informatics (HI) programs, all accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Faculty and staff work closely with each student to find a pace in the program that works best to ensure success.
Collin College is a student and community-centered institution committed to developing skills, strengthening character, and challenging the intellect. The AAS – Health Information Management Program combines traditional health information content with data management skills. Students apply knowledge in areas related to healthcare privacy and security, revenue cycle management, health information compliance as well as familiarizing themselves with tools like Access, Excel, and SQL. Our graduates are professionals that ensure health data is accurate and secure. They provide the information support necessary for health care organizations to make clinical and business decisions resulting in better healthcare outcomes.
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 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.
ecfirst, an HITRUST Authorized Assessor, delivers certification programs in the areas of regulatory compliance and cybersecurity. Tens of thousands have experienced ecfirst training over the past two decades. Training programs include:
- Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), 2 days
- Certified Security Compliance SpecialistTM (CSCSTM), 2 days
- Certified Cyber Security ArchitectSM (CCSASM), 1 day
This instructor-led training is delivered across the US, and globally, and is also available on-line. These certification training programs can also be customized and delivered on-site, at client locations.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Medical University of South Carolina
The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston uses innovative educational technology to deliver a four semester Master of Science in Health Informatics degree. Recognized as a national leader in interprofessional education, competency based learning, and telemedicine, this degree is specifically designed for working professionals. Students come to campus once per semester for four days to learn from experts in the field of health informatics. Students gain experience in database management, data analytics, and change management. Our faculty bring innovative, real world scenarios to class and support students every step of the way. Students gain hands on experience through a capstone or thesis project.
Medical Users Software Exchange
The volunteer-driven Medical Users Software Exchange (MUSE) International is a community of hospital information system professionals, learning and sharing their knowledge and experiences. MUSE members are located worldwide at healthcare facilities and related organizations.
MUSE provides its members with a robust virtual resource platform, plus events and programs featuring exceptional educational and networking opportunities. These programs encourage digital health transformations, patient care improvements and hospital workflow efficiencies. Ensuring comprehensive professional growth, MUSE members enjoy leadership positions and continuing education activities in a variety of disciplines.
MUSE members collaborate to solve problems, identify best practices, and improve performance for their organizations.
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.
Purdue University Global understands that working adults approach learning differently than traditional college-aged students. That's why we're proud to deliver a fully personalized, world-class education online that's tailored for working adults. The University offers two HIMSS-approved master programs.
Based on various global health information management markets, the Master of Health Informatics and Master of Health Information Management programs incorporate an interprofessional approach to the curriculum through collaborative work. Choosing the program of study best suited to their individual needs, students will study how to manage health information and/or use health informatics to support data-driven improvements in clinical, financial, and public health outcomes.
Roberts Wesleyan College, located in Rochester, NY, offers bachelors and masters degrees designed specifically for working professionals in a variety of health-related fields like health administration, organizational management, strategic leadership, and nursing leadership & administration. These degrees blend the leadership skills and business acumen needed to prepare clinical and non-clinical professionals to manage the complex and dynamic needs of health care organizations across the industry. Designed for professionals, our unique format enables learners to complete an entire degree online or by attending class 1-night per week in 15-20 months. Additionally, 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 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.
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).
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.
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. Detroit Mercy's CAHIIM accredited Health Information Management and Technology program offers a global focus to the field as well as the University's commitment to educating the whole person. Detroit Mercy works to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of students as a premier university in the Great Lakes region. We highlight leadership and our graduates both lead and serve in their communities and their field.
University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
One of two online health care graduate degree programs offered at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), now University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), 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 healthcare, 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.
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.
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.
University of San Diego’s M.S. in Health Care Informatics program is cross-disciplinary and draws faculty from healthcare, business, engineering, and computer science to create well-rounded industry leaders. Offered both online and on-campus, students can complete the program in as little as two years. With three specialized learning tracks, students develop core competencies aligned with their specific career interests and aspirations.
- Graduate in as little as two years
- Accredited, Top 100 University
- Online or on-campus
- Three Distinct Learning Track Options
- Health Care Informatics (HCI) Track
- Health Care Analytics (Data Science) Track
- Health Care Leadership Track
University of South Florida Health
USF Health is a major academic health center, known nationally for its interdisciplinary approach to healthcare, and is an integral part of the University of South Florida, a Preeminent Research University dedicated to the academic success of its students.
USF Health educates leaders who will help transform the healthcare industry by offering 100% online programs through the Morsani College of Medicine, including a MS in Health Informatics, MSHI Healthcare Analytics, Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and SAS Approved Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Analytics.
Why USF Health?
• Nation’s first medical school to offer Health Informatics programs 100% online
• Faculty includes practicing medical professionals and IT experts
• Courses are taught in a vibrant and engaging online environment
• Project/Portfolio based learning
• Hands-on SAS experience
USF is regionally accredited by the Southern Associate of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).
SBMI is the only free-standing school in the nation dedicated exclusively to graduate education in health informatics and the only academic program of its kind in Texas. SBMI offers programs at several different levels; graduate certificates, Master’s Degree, PhD degree and the first-ever Doctorate in Health Informatics.
Our talented and diverse faculty are experts in the theory and practice of informatics as it is applied to the biomedical sciences and health care. Their expertise includes areas like electronic health records, bioinformatics, patient safety, clinical decision making, AI, 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 informatics professionals focused on advancing the future of health care.
The Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto is designed for senior working professionals from industry, providers and service delivery organizations, consulting firms, public agencies, science and payers in the healthcare and life sciences sector. Over 18 months, with modules in 3 countries blended with online learning, you will gain global healthcare insights and hands-on experience, bridging silos that will allow you to access worldwide opportunities in an industry where the frontiers are always advancing. The University of Toronto is a global centre of research and academic excellence and is recognized worldwide as Canada’s leading university.
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.
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.
For nearly 50 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Students from across the United States and more than 150 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden.
The university offers more than 80 degree programs with more than 385 specializations and concentrations including programs in nursing informatics and information technology. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is one of more than 30 institutions in 10 countries that make up the Laureate International Universities network.
HIMSS members are eligible to receive significant tuition reductions on Walden’s programs. For more information visit our website or call 1-855-591-7858 to speak with an enrollment advisor.
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