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Health Informatics and Information Management

Since 1954, the UTHSC College of Health Professions Health Informatics and Information Management program has been preparing graduates with the skills and competencies needed to manage the increasingly complex environment of electronic health care.

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:

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

Why choose UTHSC?

  • 100% online 
  • 100% first-time pass rate on AHIMA RHIA certification 3 years in a row
  • Asynchronous design and personalized plan of study 
  • No GRE required
  • Access to EHR warehouse for data analytics
  • Access to faculty
  • Small class size (25 or less)


HIIM skill set

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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 2022. 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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May 16, 2023