One Degree, Two Tracks
The UT program awards a Master of Health Informatics and Information Management. This program has been in existence since 1954 when is started as a post- baccalaureate program at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. It transitioned to baccalaureate in 1972 when the program transitioned to the then College of Allied Health. The program consistently has excellent outcomes and results on the national certification examination are above the national average. The Entry-Level Masters program at UT is accredited under the HIIM Baccalaureate Degree Curriculum requirements by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Students utilize the course management system via the Internet to attend classes, complete assignments, and interact with classmates and faculty members. Students may continue to work full time and choose to complete the program in either a full-time or part-time option.
The program has outstanding faculty members who have served or are currently serving in numerous leadership positions in national, regional, state and local levels of the professional organization. Adjunct faculty and guest speakers for classes include hospital administrators, attorneys, physicians, and other health care professionals who provide valuable, real-world insights.
The entry-level HIM program has excellent outcomes on the AHIMA RHIA certification exam. Recent annual first-time pass rates:
Graduate placement rates are high and both graduates and employers are satisfied with the skills and education of the program graduates.
“The entry level MHIIM program has helped my career in many ways. The University of Tennessee is a widely respected and recognized institution. According to the American Health Information Management Association, roughly 10% of HIM professions have graduate degrees in HIM. This program has helped me to stand out among my peers.”
Rachel Berry, MHIIM, RHIA, CHPS
2014 graduate and Director of HIM at Community Hospital of McCook Nebraska
“The MHIIM Program at UTHSC has paid dividends for me already in the beginning of my career in ways that I would not have imagined. After beginning my position as HIM Director at National HealthCare Corporation, The critical thinking skills and leadership principles added to the clinical knowledge that I received from the program have enabled me to lead my HIM department in this company through the challenges that I have faced along the way. Not that there haven’t been any stumbling blocks, there always will be, I just feel comfortable facing these challenges largely in part to the quality education I received at UTHSC.”
J. Marcus Rickman, MHIIM, RHIA
2014 graduate and Regional Health Information Director, National Healthcare Corporation