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Health Informatics and Information Management, MS

Davenport University's graduate program in Health Informatics and Information Management is an interdisciplinary program providing a unique blend of business, technology and health care graduate education for current health systems environments. Today's health information management professionals are hybrids who work closely with technology professionals, management professionals and health care providers to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and appropriate access of health care information. Reflecting the most contemporary practices in the field, the program is structured to provide multiple perspectives in the development, implementation, and maintenance of information and data systems; data analysis, and privacy and security, and strategic and operational resource policy and planning    This inter-disciplinary program prepares graduates to perform and lead activities related to access, protection, and implementation of systems to analyze and leverage health information into business intelligence for improved decision making in the information driven, knowledge-based environment.

Program Mission

The mission of the MS HIIM is to prepare graduates who are positioned to utilize information technology resources to manage health data in an information-driven healthcare environment. The MS in HIIM designs its curriculum to meet requirements of the accrediting bodies.

Program Outcomes

Student Satisfaction 6.36 on a scale of 1-7

Graduate Satisfaction 100%

Graduate Recommendation of program 100%

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Formulate guidelines for the management of data structure, data content, and information governance activities. 

  2. Design policies related to the protection of information with regard to access, use, privacy and security. 

  3. Propose solutions that impact organizational effectiveness utilizing informatics, data and data analytics.

  4. Develop proposals to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of the revenue cycle and reimbursement processes. 

  5. Create policies that best ensure compliance with health law and regulations. 

  6. Compile information management strategies to enhance organizational management, innovation, and leadership.

Admission Requirements

Admission follows Davenport University admission and progression policy as outlined in the Graduate Catalog.  

Prerequisite Requirements

 All students admitted into the Davenport University Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management are expected to have a bachelor degree with the necessary undergraduate preparation in management, technology and statistics typically found in a health, technology , or business discipline.  Students that have not successfully completed equivalent undergraduate courses will be required to complete the following graduate level pre-requisites or the undergraduate level equivalent course(s).  A grade of “C” or better must be earned in each course to show proficiency.

All students are required to have the equivalent of the following courses at the undergraduate level prior to admission to the program:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pathophysiology & Pharmacology

Graduate level Prerequisites (or equivalent course at undergraduate level or above)

  • CISP547 Database Design
  • IAAS581 Information Security and Assurance
  • STAT500 Statistics for Business

Admissions Requirements

Applicants are eligible for admission to the MS in HIIM program at Davenport University if they meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or approved international with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better (on a 4.00 scale) is required. 
  • Proof of successful completion of undergraduate courses in management, technology and statistics typically found in a health, technology, or business discipline must be provided. Applicants who are not prepared in these areas may be required to take appropriate undergraduate equivalent courses or prerequisite (500 level) courses. 
  • A comprehensive 500 word minimum statement that focuses on the purpose in pursuing the MS in HIIM degree, past experiences, and future expectations.
  • A current resume/CV inclusive of education, work experience, and community service. 
  • Two professional letters of recommendation on Davenport approved forms must be provided.
  • The Admissions Committee may request a candidate interview before a final admissions decision.

Residency Requirements

Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management (MS) Degree – A minimum of 30 semester credits, including the Capstone/Thesis course, must be completed at Davenport University; no transfer courses may be brought in after graduate credits have been earned at Davenport University.

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen Policy

All students in the Davenport University College of Health Professions are required to submit to criminal background check and drug screening at the time of declaring a major in the COHP. The results of the Testing , which shall remain confidential, shall be used by the COHP to approve or disapprove of a Student for enrollment or continued enrollment in the COHP, and/or eligibility for training programs, clinical or practicum. The Testing shall be completed by registering for the appropriate course and completing the entire testing process in the course. Each student is responsible for acknowledging and explaining positive Result(s) after completing the process. A student will be dismissed from the COHP if he or she refuses to consent to the Testing. The cost of the Testing is the part of the course fee and is the responsibility of the student.

Faculty and Staff

Department Chair and Associate Dean Allied Health & HIM:  Dr. Linda Sorensen, MPA, RHIA, CHPS

Practicum Manager for Allied Health and HIM: Lindsey Shull PhD, MA, LPN,CFLE

Associate Department Chair, HIM/Allied Graduate: Joseph C. Brown, DHA

Program Director HIM/Associate Department Chair: Megan Tober, MBA, RHIA

Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Stacie Kreinbrink, MBA, RHIA

Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Lisa Kagay, MBA, RHIA 

For Practicum Manager Information, click here!


The HIIM Master's degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  Contact information:

   233 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 2150
   Chicago, IL 60601
   (312) 233-1183