Mission & Goals

The mission of the Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) program is to prepare qualified professionals that will lead the transformation of healthcare and improve the health of people through the creation of new methods of managing health information. 

As Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) professionals we will improve health through trusted information while demonstrating respect, excellence, leadership and integrity.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the HIIM degree accomplish the following outcomes by graduation.

Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance

  • Ensure data integrity, privacy, and security of health record content.

Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security

  • Recommend privacy and security strategies for health information.

Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use

  • Conduct research and perform data analysis on healthcare issues.
  • Present findings using data visualization for decision-making.

Revenue Cycle Management

  • Code health records using ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT classifications in accordance with official guidelines and policies.
  • Verify that documentation in the health record supports the diagnosis and reflects the patient’s prognosis, clinical findings, and discharge status.
  • Evaluate revenue cycle processes and reimbursement methodologies.

Health Law and Compliance

  • Comply with healthcare legal processes, policy, and compliance, using an ethical perspective.
  • Analyze components of risk management, quality improvement, and health policy.

Organizational Management and Leadership

  • Oversee fundamental and change leadership activities, such as performance improvement, financial processes, training needs, and project management.

Professional Preparedness

  • Engage in 400 hours of unique, customized, professional practice experience.
  • Create a professional portfolio.