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Combine Your Health Care Experience with Information Technology

With few programs nationwide to meet the growing demand of Health Care IT professionals, our online Master of Science in Health Care Informatics and Information Management gives you a professional advantage.
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M.S. Health Care Informatics & Information Management

Degree Overview

Interested in the emerging field of Health IT? Electronic health records (EHRs), provider order entry systems and diagnostic technologies are just a few of the IT solutions being implemented by today’s health care industry. The use of electronic information plays a role in reducing medical errors and decreasing costs, ultimately leading to happier healthier patients!

But the systems don’t run themselves. Ensuring that health care systems deliver timely and accurate information, in the correct format, while meeting regulatory requirements, these complex technologies are increasing educational demands on the individuals assigned to develop, implement, and maintain this data. Regis University’s Master of Science in Health Care Informatics and Information Management (MS-HIIM) program is designed to meet these growing educational demands.

The MS-HIIM program is designed for current health care professionals looking to expand their knowledge of systems implementation, work flow design, systems planning, security management, and electronic health information management. Beyond IT, the program also includes curriculum focused on project management, leadership development, ethics, and managing digital information, all taught from the health care perspective. Two graduate level prerequisites exist for individuals without health care experience.

Degree: Graduates are awarded the Master of Science in Health Care Informatics and Information Management.

Online Format: Flexible format allows you to log in anytime, day or night as you complete assignments.  Each class lasts 8 weeks allowing you to progress quickly. No campus visits are required for online students, but we encourage you to celebrate your graduation in person!

Start Dates: Spring (January), Summer (May), Fall (August)

Application Deadline:  Program has a rolling admission deadline; we accept applications up to the start date of the program. Course size is limited, so it is best to submit applications sooner than later.

Length of Program: The curriculum can be completed in 24 months.

Next Step: Call us and we’ll walk you through your next step to get started.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Master of Science in Health Care Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) program at Regis University. The total degree requires 36 semester hours.

Health Care Informatics and Information Management Requirements
HCE 600 Organizational Ethics and Health Care Compliance (3 semester hours)
HCI 610 Design and Selection of IT Systems in Health Care (3 semester hours)
HCI 615 Human Computer Interaction/Device Strategies (3 semester hours)
HCI 620 Data Mining for Decision Support in Health Care Settings (3 semester hours)
HCI 625 Workflow and Change Management in Adoption of Health IT (3 semester hours)
HCI 645 Management of e-HIM (3 semester hours)
HCI 680 Capstone: Applied Research Project (3 semester hours)
HSA 649 Health Care Information Systems* (3 semester hours)
HSA 658 Strategic and Project Management in Health Care* (3 semester hours)
MSCI 610 Ethics in Information Technology (3 semester hours)
MSIA 672 Managing a Secure Enterprise (3 semester hours)
Elective HSA, HCI, MSCC course (3 semester hours)

*Students progressing from Regis University's HIM/HCA undergrad programs may use these courses to fulfill graduate requirements.

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.

Accreditation

Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Commission URL: http://www.ncahlc.org/
Commission Phone: 312-263-0456

Fall 2014 - Summer 2015

Tuition (per semester hour) $605
Application Fee $75

How to Apply

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Detailed admissions criteria and FAQs are listed below.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA - ELIGIBILITY

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or a satisfactory score on the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). (Note: Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will be considered on an individual basis by the Division of Health Services Administration.)
  • Two or three years of management experience in a health industry setting with exposure to health care systems is strongly recommended.
  • If English is not your native/first language, you must meet the following language proficiency requirement:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Internet-based: Minimum score of 82 (24 Writing, 20 Speaking, 22 Reading, 16 Listening) on the TOEFL.
    • TOEFL – Computer-based: Minimum score of 213
    • Regis University's TOEFL code is 4656.

RANKING

  • Applications for the HIIM program are evaluated on a rolling admission basis. An application is reviewed and an enrollment decision is made once all required application materials are submitted.
  • The ideal candidate holds a baccalaureate degree in Health Care Administration/Health Information Management or a baccalaureate degree in technology, business or other health related field. Applicants without degrees or experience in a health-related field may be required to take prerequisite course work.

Applications for the Masters of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management program are evaluated on a rolling admission basis. Your application is reviewed and an enrollment decision is made once all required application materials are submitted.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

You are encouraged to submit all required application materials at once, with the exception of official transcripts.

  • Submit a completed application.
  • Request official transcripts to be sent directly to Regis University from all post-secondary educational institutions attended. Transcripts must be official. Official transcripts can be mailed or sent electronically. Regis accepts electronic transcripts from the following services: Scrip-Safe, Docufide, Avow Systems.
    • Submit electronic transcripts to sendtranscripttoRU@regis.edu
    • Submit mailed transcripts to:
      Regis University
      Academic Records
      3333 Regis Blvd. A-8
      Denver, CO 80221-1099
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Submit two recommendation forms. Select professional and academic references that can address your academic, professional, and leadership potential. The recommendation forms provided must be used.
  • Submit a 750-word typewritten personal statement (double-spaced) that addresses the essay topic in the application.
  • Submit a non-refundable $75.00 application fee. Make your check payable to Regis University. You may also pay the application fee using a credit card by calling 800.388.2366 x-4344.
  • Personal Interview - May be required.
  • Direct all written materials and inquiries to:
    Regis University
    Office of Admissions, Mail-Code G-9
    3333 Regis Blvd
    Denver, CO 80221-1099
    Contact: 303.458.4344
    Fax: 303.964.5534
    Email: hsam@regis.edu

All documents submitted during the application process become the property of Regis University.

FAQS

Will this degree qualify me to sit for the RHIA?
The Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) licensure is not included in the MS-HIIM program. If you currently have a bachelor degree in any area, we encourage you to apply for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management (www.regis.edu/himct). Completion of this certificate will qualify you to sit for the RHIA licensure examination.

When does the program begin?
The MS-HIIM program begins in the both the fall and spring semesters. Please refer to the academic calendar for specific start dates in these semesters.

Class Start Dates

Term Class Starts
Spring 2015 January 5, 2015
Summer 2015 May 4, 2015

This is a rolling admissions program in which we accept applications at all times. You are encouraged to submit your application materials as soon as they are completed.