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Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management (MSHIIM)

Lead the way

With our MS in Health Informatics and Information Management, you can lead a health information governance program, create electronic health record dashboards for decision making, and design initiatives to protect patient privacy.

Become an expert in enterprise-wide health informatics. Facilitate communication between health care providers and IT professionals. Manage information resources and systems within a health care organization. Oversee information technology applications. Research, design, develop, and manage health information systems.

We are a recognized Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Approved Education Partner and an Academic Organizational Affiliate, so your degree will be recognized wherever you go.


Dakota State University's Masters degree program in Health Informatics and Information Management (MSHIIM) is in candidacy status pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Accreditation by CAHIIM ensures the program meets the professional curriculum content and quality of the program as measured by the Health Information Management (HIM) Accreditation Standards. The next steps in the process will involve submission of self assessment information and documentation for CAHIIM staff and panel review, to be followed by a site visit to verify the accuracy of documentation submitted by the program and to seek conformity with the CAHIIM Accreditation Standards.


Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the MS degree in Health Informatics and Information Management, students will:

  • Be able to apply and integrate the fundamental concepts of information technology in a clinical setting
  • Be able to facilitate communication between health care providers and IT professionals implementing health care information technology
  • Be able to demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of the use of health care information
  • Be able to provide leadership in developing, implementing, maintaining, and managing information resources and systems in health care organizations
  • Be able to apply fundamental research concepts to support the use of health information in research projects
  • Be able to manage information technology applications in the health care industry (storage, retrieval, and interpretation of patient care information)
  • Be able to provide administrative support for the implementation and management of the complex information systems used in the health care industry

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