One Degree, Two Tracks (100% Online)
Health Information is one of the fastest growing professions in the country based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health Informatics and Information Managers are qualified for many different types of positions. According to the American Health Information Management Association, there are more than 120 different job titles that health information professionals hold demonstrating the wide range of skills and opportunities for the health information professional. The variety of jobs is endless. As with any dynamic, rapidly growing profession, advancement depends on a personal commitment to life-long learning to keep up with the changes in the health field and in technology.
See http://www.ahima.org/careersinhim/default.aspx for more career information.
State Authorization – Education Outside the State of Tennessee
In October 2010 the U.S. Department of Education adopted regulations indicating that
states were responsible for all education offered to residents within their state
boundaries, regardless of where this education originated. The 2010 federal regulations,
referred to commonly as "State Regulatory Authorization," applies to all types of
postsecondary education for which students qualified for federal student assistance,
regardless of the sector or level of higher education. Additionally, federal law now
requires each institution offering education in other states to demonstrate that it
has approval to serve students in these other states. These regulations encompass
educational and clinical experiences for UTHSC students served in other states via
distance education, practical experiences, or face-to-face instruction. Therefore,
UTHSC is expected to obtain approval before enrolling students, advertising, marketing,
or performing other regulated activities in other states.
Please see the UT System summary of states that have physical presence triggers that will affect our ability to offer online programs (and some field experiences with any programs, regardless of the mode of delivery). Please see the State Authorization page for a list of authorized states.
The Entry-Level Master's program and the Post-graduate Health Information Management programs are both are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) under the HIM Baccalaureate Degree and HIM Master's Degree Standards. For more information about CAHIIM, go to www.cahiim.org to verify the accreditation status of the programs.
Health Informatics and Information Management
920 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6486