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Health Informatics and Information Management

Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) is a healthcare profession that combines several STEM occupations including information technology, business, healthcare and leadership.  Anywhere healthcare settings collect and store patient information there is a role of the HIIM professional.  Learn more about HIIM.

Offering two tracks; entry-level and post-graduate—the UTHSC HIIM program is 100 percent online, allowing working professionals the flexibility to acquire their degree when and how they desire. Students learn skills in:

  • Database design and SQL skills with Oracle
  • Effective leadership
  • Financial knowledge related to healthcare
  • Healthcare information systems
  • Lean Six Sigma for health care quality improvement
  • Legal and ethical issues with patient information
  • Medical vocabularies
  • R programming for data analysis and visualization

Why choose UTHSC?

  • 100% online 
  • Access to EHR warehouse for data analytics
  • Access to faculty
  • Asynchronous design and personalized plan of study 
  • No GRE required
  • Small class size (25 or less)
Bianca Jackson

Student Spotlight - Bianca Jackson

Bianca Jackson has pursued health outcomes research using evidence-based insights to inform health care access and delivery across various therapeutic areas.

She is pursuing a PhD degree in health outcomes research and policy with an emphasis in health informatics. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in health systems management from the University of Memphis.

She has experience in qualitative and quantitative research, clinical research, health technology assessment development, and evidence evaluation, analysis, and synthesis. Her dissertation research focuses on the use of machine learning to predict lung cancer risk using EHR data.

Jackson served as a student representative on the Graduate Student Executive Council. She is praised in her college for the energy she brings to her work that inspires colleagues, faculty, and staff. After graduating, she plans to go into consulting in health economics and outcomes research.

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Accreditation: The Health Informatics and Information Management accreditor of the University of Tennessee Health Science center is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the master’s degree in Health Informatics and Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2030. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at


Mission: The mission of the Master's in Health Informatics and Information Management (MHIIM) program is to improve human health through education, research, and service, with an emphasis on the education of competent health informatics and information management professionals to meet the workforce needs of the state of Tennessee.

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Apr 22, 2024