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Application Deadline November 1, 2024
Start Classes January 13, 2025
Completion Time 20 months
Credit Hours 39
Tuition $750 per credit hour
Degree Type 100% Online Master's

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The 100% online asynchronous Master of Science in Health Information Management (MSHIM) program curriculum encompasses medical records, use and storage of patient data, coding, and leadership. Learn how to manage healthcare data and information resources.

Acquire the expertise necessary to take and pass the prestigious Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam.

Examine the social, ethical, organizational, and legal issues associated with health information systems and electronic health records.

Explore a detailed analysis of various health information systems and study the pressing legal, security and privacy issues associated with the management of electronic medical records.

The 39-credit hour program is housed within University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Applied Health Sciences and can be completed in 20 months.

Learning Outcomes Heading link

  1. Examine how health information is captured, shared, and managed.
  2. Focus on records management and security.
  3. Study the social, ethical, organizational and legal issues associated with health information systems and electronic health records.

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The Master of Science in Health Information Management degree is designed to impart the knowledge and critical skills important for helping organizations develop and implement effective health information management strategies, advance the quality of patient care and safeguard the integrity of electronic health records. Many areas of study are covered in this 100% online program to help prepare students for the various roles defined by health information management.

  • Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance: Course topics include health care delivery systems, health record requirements, classification systems clinical vocabularies and nomenclatures, data design in compliance with governance standards.
  • Information Protection: Course topics include privacy and security of health information, and compliance considerations.
  • Informatics, Analytics and Data Use: Course topics include analysis and visualization of healthcare data, database management, research, and strategies for exchange of health information.
  • Revenue Cycle Management: Course topics include diagnostic and procedural coding, revenue cycle management, and regulatory requirements and methodologies for reimbursement.
  • Health Law and Compliance: Course topics include legal processes impacting health information, compliance with external forces, risk management, policy, and fraud strategies for health information.
  • Organizational management and Leadership: Course topics include leadership skill and best practices, financial management processes and strategic goal setting, cultural diversity, ethical practice standards, consumer engagement, training program and project management methodologies.

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Career Outcomes Heading link

Our graduates typically serve in the following roles:

  • Compliance Officer
  • Health Information Management Systems Director
  • Revenue Integrity Analyst
  • Privacy Officer
  • Clinical Quality Coordinator
  • Mapping Analyst, Intelligent Medical Objects
  • Associate Director Health IT, Pharmaceuticals
  • Director, Compliance Audit Services
  • Professor, Health Services, Research and Practice
  • Chief Health Information Officer
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement Manager

Surveyed Program Graduate Salary Range: between $75,000 and $150,000 per year.

Academic Year 2021-2023

  • Completion rate: 100% earned their MSHIM degree within 2 years
  • Satisfaction rate: 100% of graduates were satisfied with the program
  • Employment within one year: 100% of graduates were employed post-program completion
  • RHIA Pass Rate: 100% of students that have taken the exam

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA®) Certificate Heading link

Earning a professional certification can differentiate you in the health care field. The Health Information Management (HIM) field continues to experience rapid growth and the need for professionals to efficiently manage healthcare data increases every day. HIM professionals who have completed UIC’s CAHIIM-accredited MSHIM program can earn a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA®) certificate. HIM professionals interested in earning the certificate must successfully pass the RHIA exam. Earning a RHIA certificate will set graduates apart from their peers and demonstrate their knowledge of information technology to health care employers.

Learn more about the RHIA certification.

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We are the only online accredited MSHIM program in Illinois.

The Health Information Management accreditor of University of Illinois Chicago is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Master of Science degree in Health 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

Accreditation signals that a program has undergone a rigorous mission- and outcomes-based process and made a long-term commitment to quality education. Programs seeking accreditation must be in substantial compliance with the standards of the field. The accreditation process is designed to foster continuous assessment and improvement, even after accreditation has been achieved. This review processes helps ensure our program continues to evolve with the needs of health informatics and health information management, providing the strongest possible academic curriculum.

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