Mission, Goals & Objectives​​

Our Mission

The mission of the Online  ​Master of Science in Health Informatics Program is to prepare individuals to influence the future of healthcare through the use of technology.

Program Goals and Objectives

Goal: Graduates will apply their theoretical knowledge and technical skills to drive integrated clinical and administrative decision-making.

  • Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to be an independent entry-level practitioner as evidenced by mastery of the CAHIIM Curricular Components.
  • Students will apply the theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom to the healthcare setting.
  • Students will demonstrate an organized thought process and be able to analyze necessary information to make sound judgments based on a theoretical framework and adaptable to a variety of situations.
  • Students will demonstrate a strong work ethic.

Goal: Graduates will draw from and apply into their professional practice all of the following: ethical standards; accreditation guidelines; statutes and regulations; and privacy, security, and confidentiality guidelines.

  • Students will model the AHIMA Code of Ethics.
  • Students will abide by the Professional Practice Experience Affiliation Agreements.
  • Students will actively protect patient rights and values.
  • Students will develop and defend their position on commonly faced ethical issues faced in the practice of health informatics.

Goal: Graduates will demonstrate effective communication skills in interactions with multidisciplinary and multi-facility professionals.

  • Students will be able to effectively communicate and interact with various stakeholders in facilities ranging from small physician offices to large healthcare systems.
  • The student will understand the importance of collaboration among a variety of health care professionals and other individuals to produce the best possible clinical and administrative outcomes.


Goal: Graduates will conduct independent research to contribute to the body of knowledge and professional practice of health informatics.

  • The student will be able to apply research findings to assure currency in the practice and the advancement of theoretical knowledge and practice within their discipline.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use the tenets of evidence-based practice to make informed professional practice decisions.

Goal: Graduates will engage in personal and professional development.

  • The student will recognize the importance of becoming an active member of health informatics professional membership organizations.
  • The student will utilize opportunities to educate others about the health informatics profession.
  • The student will become a lifelong learner and recognize the need for continuing education to remain current in the professional practice of health informatics.