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PharmD and Health Informatics and Information Management

Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) is one of the fastest growing professions in the country based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment of health informatics professionals is expected to grow twice as fast as employment overall. According to the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), pharmacy informatics focuses on medication related knowledge and data within healthcare systems. Pharmacists in this area of practice frequently work in multi-disciplinary teams for the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of new health care related technologies such as Computerized Practitioner Order Entry (CPOE), Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA), clinical decision support, robotics, telepharmacy and many other technologies.  The Certificate and Masters in HIIM is offered online by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Health Professions, and students can earn the Certificate or Masters while completing the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Certificate in Health Informatics and Information Management

  • Certificate offered online by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Health Professions
  • 9 credit program (8 credits can be applied to the elective requirement of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree)
  • Requirements:
    • Completion of 1 year of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program
    • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Courses can be applied to the Masters in Health Informatics and Information Management 

Masters in Health Informatics and Information Management

  • Courses offered online by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Health Professions
  • 33 credit program (8 credits can be applied to the elective requirement of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree)
  • Requirements:
    • Completion of 1 year of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program
    • GPA 3.3 or higher

Last Published: Nov 7, 2017