Courses & Curriculum

Degree Requirements

To earn the Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management, you must successfully complete 20 required courses, including a capstone project, for a total of 59 graduate credits.


MHIHIM has a rigorous, competency-based curriculum that prepares students to lead in the field of health IT. It is structured around four key pillars:

  • Health Information Systems – Using current and emerging technology to enhance an organization's ability to deliver the clinical and administrative information necessary for quality delivery of patient care
  • Health Care Data Analytics – Anticipating and meeting the data needs for clinicians, researchers and business intelligence
  • Information Governance – Assessing, designing and leading enterprise-wide programs to protect and enhance the health care organization's information assets
  • Patient and Organizational Information Privacy and Security – Proactively advocating for appropriate safeguards that meet legal and ethical standards

Industry Engagement

The MHIHIM Stakeholders Program brings leading Seattle-area industry professionals into the classroom to offer the latest perspectives on current issues and trends. Through frequent guest lectures and panels, you'll gain valuable insights into leadership, enterprise systems, informatics initiatives and more.

Course Sequence for the 2017–2018 Cohort

Total Credits: 54

Year One

Autumn Quarter
HIHIM 509 Introduction to Health Informatics (3)
HSMGMT 510 Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (3)
HIHIM 508 Health Information Systems and Leadership (3)

Winter Quarter
HIHIM 520 Law, Policy and Ethics in Health Information (3)
HIHIM 598 Project Management (3)
HIHIM 510 Enterprise Systems and Electronic Health Records (3)

Spring Quarter
HIHIM 530 Confidentiality, Privacy, and Security of Health Information (HI) in an e-Environment (3)
HIHIM 535 Clinical Vocabularies and Terminologies (3)
HIHIM 524 Healthcare Data Analytics (3)

Summer Quarter
HSMGMT 501 Epidemiology/Critical Evidence Appraisal (3)
HIHIM 525 Healthcare Databases and Applications (3)
HIHIM 550 Healthcare Information Governance (3)

Year Two

Autumn Quarter
HSMGMT 505 Managing Healthcare Organizations (3)
HIHIM 552 Healthcare Business Intelligence (3)
HIHIM 540 Consumer Health Informatics (3)

Winter Quarter
HSMGMT 562 Strategic Management (3)
HIHIM 556 Healthcare Quality and Technology (3)
HIHIM 599 Capstone Project (3)

Capstone Project

The capstone project is the culminating project in the MHIHIM program. It gives you the opportunity to apply your technical and management skills and industry knowledge to a real-life health informatics and health information management problem at a health care organization or related organization in the community.

Here are some examples of recent capstone projects:

  • 7 Steps to EHR Adoption: Aligning Electronic Health Records with Practice-Based Population Health
  • Physician Practice Online Staff Training Program
  • Patient Engagement Pilot for Patient Peer Partner Program for Orthopedics
  • Immunization Standards Compliance Analysis
  • Data Mining for Quality Analytics
  • Access to Care Profess Improvement
  • System replacement Research and Selection Project
  • Meaningful Use Dashboard Design for Clinical Practice
  • Database Analytics for Quality Analysis