Master of Science in Health Information Management

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Spring 2021 Priority Deadline: November 5, 2020
  • Spring 2021 Regular Deadline: December 3, 2020

The rapid transition to electronic health systems has increased the need for healthcare facilities to hire educated and experienced health information management (HIM) professionals. It is crucial for healthcare organizations to employ a clear HIM strategy with the most qualified people at its helm to ensure secure access to data, enhance decision making, maintain financial balance, and improve the quality of patient care and outcomes.

The online MS in Health Information Management degree program aims to meet this demand by preparing HIM professionals to implement and manage information systems in complex healthcare environments. Modeled after CAHIIM standards and taught by the most knowledgeable leaders in the HIM community, the program gives students the skills to:

  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of computer technology and information systems
  • Design, implement, and evaluate system-wide health information systems while meeting regulatory requirements
  • Analyze the impact of privacy and security, ethics, professional standards, and the law on health information
  • Assess public policy and healthcare procedures to support U.S. and global health information management
  • Safeguard the accuracy and integrity of health information to facilitate real-time healthcare delivery and critical decision-making

Additionally, the degree offers the lowest tuition rate compared to any other online graduate HIM program in the country. Students at CUNY SPS pay in-state tuition regardless of residency.

Career Prospects

The MS in Health Information Management online degree prepares individuals to become information management professionals who can work proficiently with clinicians and health services administrators to develop clear and effective health information strategies for their healthcare organizations, as well as carry out these strategies using a variety of applications.

In its most recent report (September 2019), the Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipated an 18% growth in the medical and healthcare manager sector between 2018 and 2028. The median annual wage for medical and health service managers in the U.S. was $99,730 in September 2019.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants are required to write a personal statement, upload a resume, and provide two letters of recommendation. An individual interview may be necessary.

Students who do not have prior background in health information management may need to take additional prerequisite/and or requisite course content as defined by the academic program. Those with a variety of undergraduate majors and professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2021 Priority Deadline: November 5, 2020
  • Spring 2021 Regular Deadline: December 3, 2020
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