Masters Degree in HIM
Master of Health Information Management (MHIM)
The Department of Health Information Management at Texas State University offers the accredited Master of Health Information Management (MHIM) degree. The 100% online MHIM degree program offers current and emerging content about the evolving health information management field with the expanding reliance on patient data. HIM professionals are trained in the latest information management technology applications and understand the workflow in healthcare organizations from large hospital systems to private physician practices.
The MHIM is designed to prepare leaders in the field of health informatics and information management with advanced knowledge and data analysis skills. With the implementation of electronic health records and recent payment reform initiatives, providers are motivated to be more efficient in their practices. To achieve efficiency, HIM professionals are needed for a diverse range of positions that involve the collection, handling and processing of clinical information for many purposes that will revolutionize clinical healthcare decision making and strategic planning. The job market for HIM professionals ranges from large medical and hospital systems, private physician practice, healthcare consulting companies, software and service vendors to a variety of healthcare related organizations.
The MHIM is a 36-hour degree program which includes a 30-hour core of Health Information Management (HIM) courses plus 6 hours of electives or completion of a thesis. Specific combinations of elective courses are organized into concentrations.
Principle areas of study include health data content structure and standards, health informatics and data analytics, healthcare information security, healthcare finance and revenue cycle management, quality improvement, research methods, regulatory compliance, and contemporary leadership principles for HIM.
MHIM Degree Plans
Completion of the accredited MHIM degree program following any of these degree plans qualifies students to take the American Health Information Management Association Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) exam.
- MHIM Degree Plan - Thesis Option
- MHIM Degree Plan - Non-Thesis Options with Concentrations
- MHIM Degree Plan - Health Informatics and Data Analytics Concentration
- MHIM Degree Plan - Healthcare Information Security Concentration
MHIM Program Objectives:
- To provide an accredited degree program that will prepare students for the emerging roles and functions within the health information management domain.
- To provide graduate level education where students develop problem-solving skills with ability to analyze and evaluate systems, technology, regulations, and data needs to assist in creating new methods to achieve greater efficiency.
- To provide a broad-based program of coursework to support the varied aspects of HIM practice focusing on data management, data analytics, compliance and regulations including privacy and security of patient information.
- To establish a framework for professional behavior and ethical principles to be used to guide decision-making and actions in the expanding role of health information management professionals.
- To conduct research that will exemplify and define the health information body of knowledge.
For information about scholarships, financial aid, graduate assistantships, and application deadlines, visit Graduate College Funding.
For information about costs of the 100% online MHIM program, visit Tuitions and Fees. Starting Fall 2022, students outside Texas are charged a rate comparable to in-state tuition.
Dr. Tiankai Wang, Graduate Advisor and MHIM Program Director
Department of Health Information Management
Texas State University
100 Bobcat Way, NURS Building, Suite 204
Round Rock, TX 78665
Phone: (512) 716-2840
Fax: (512) 716-2827