University of Washington’s Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management develops leaders and innovators in the field of health informatics and information management.
Information technology is transforming the health care industry, giving providers ready access to electronic health records and other information that can improve how health care is delivered. Our program prepares professionals from a variety of fields to step into leadership and technology roles in the development and management of enterprise-level health information systems – and make a difference in patient care.
The Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management program is offered by the UW School of Public Health, ranked sixth among public health graduate schools by U.S. News and World Report. It is taught by faculty with expertise in health information management, health informatics and health administration.
With the aging of the U.S. population, jobs in health care and related fields are booming. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for medical and health services managers, which include jobs for health information managers, will grow by 23 percent between 2012 and 2022. And the opportunities are diverse, with leadership roles in areas such as enterprise information governance, health information technology, information privacy and security, and data analytics.
The Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management program teaches you the leadership skills to become an agent of change. Our program offers a unique curriculum that combines leadership development with in-depth training in health informatics and information management. Through courses in team leadership and human resources management, you’ll learn the skills to advance health IT systems and guide large health care organizations into the future.
The MHIHIM program’s executive format is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals. Classes meet in Bellevue just once a month, Thursday through Saturday, and one night per week by webinar.
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