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Launched in 2012, the UW Master of Health Informatics and Health Information Management (MHIHIM) program is designed to meet the growing need for leaders who can effectively develop and oversee enterprise-level health information systems.

The program is a self-sustaining, fee-based program offered by the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) in partnership with the UW Continuum College. HSPop is a department within the UW School of Public Health, which is consistently top ranked among publicly funded schools by U.S. News & World Report. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Program Outcomes


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Learn from Innovators

Learn from faculty with extensive experience in health informatics, health information management, and health administration. Courses are taught in partnership with faculty from the UW Master of Health Administration program.

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Advisory Committee

An advisory committee to the UW Master of Health Informatics and Health Information Management helps guide the overall direction of the program.

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Program Experience

Through the program’s unique leadership-focused curriculum, students develop the leadership skills required to manage large organizations, while gaining deep domain expertise in health informatics and health information management.

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Successful Alumni

More than 60% of recent MHIHIM graduates report earning promotions or taking new positions after starting the program.


UW, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest

The University of Washington (UW) is considered one of the best universities in the world and is highly ranked by the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings. UW is committed to excellence through diversity and provides health leadership across the Pacific Northwest, the United States, and the world.

The Space Needle lit purple at night for the Together UW campaign.

UW enrolls more than 60,000 students each year and thrives as a center for groundbreaking research in numerous fields, including public health, medicine, education, public affairs, aeronautics, and business. UW offers many areas of study, including more than 300 separate programs and over 600 degree options. A major research center, UW is one of the few universities in the U.S. with total research funding of more than one billion dollars. Since 1969, the University of Washington consistently places among the top for total sponsored research funding for all public and private universities in the country. It is home to seven Nobel Prize winners and 17 MacArthur Fellows, also known as “genius grant” recipients.

For working professionals in the Seattle area, opportunities abound. Some of the world’s top companies and institutions were started here and continue to have major operations in the region. The city is among the most innovative health care communities in the country with excellent hospitals, medical centers, and research institutions.

Beyond the excellent academics, the University of Washington is among the most beautiful college campuses in the world. The largest UW campus is located in the heart of Seattle, one of the most scenic and livable cities in the United States. The Seattle campus offers stunning views of snow-capped Mount Rainier and nearby Lake Washington. In the spring, the campus gardens bloom with color, while its Japanese cherry trees erupt in spectacular pink and white blossoms.

Seattle offers its residents the best of city and country living. Cultural attractions include world-class museums, an aquarium, a zoo, professional and college sports, a symphony, and large annual film and music festivals. For nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, excellent running, biking, hiking, camping, boating, and skiing are abundant in the city or nearby.