Purdue University Global Awarded Exclusive HIMSS Designation

School of Health Sciences recognized for meeting rigorous quality standards in advanced degree programs in health IT, health care education

INDIANAPOLIS--()--Affirming the quality and rigor of its health care degree programs, Purdue University Global was recently selected as an Approved Education Partner (AEP) by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) for its master’s degree offerings in health informatics and health information management.

HIMSS, based in Chicago, is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and access through the best use of information technology and management systems.

As an AEP, Purdue Global joins an exclusive group of organizations authorized to offer HIMSS-approved healthcare and health information and technology education, as well as select training programs that prepare candidates for advanced knowledge in health information and technology or healthcare.

“The fast-changing world of health care requires a highly-trained, highly-skilled workforce that’s conversant in health care data, analytics and information management,” said Keith Smith, dean and vice president of Purdue Global’s School of Health Sciences. “It’s a great honor for Purdue Global to be recognized by HIMSS as an Approved Education Partner and testimony to the outstanding work of our faculty and staff to develop a world-class curriculum that serves the interests of students and the health care community.”

Purdue Global’s Master’s of Health Informatics and Master’s of Health Information Management degrees are available to students through convenient, flexible, fully online programs. These programs provide students with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of learning activities, including clinical terminology and medical vocabulary, statistics, project management, health information systems, leadership, legal and ethical issues and data analytics.

Both programs include a final capstone project allowing the students to apply their classroom learning experience to real-world problems and situations. These programs also serve as a solid foundation to prepare the student to take the CAHIMS and CPHIMS professional certification exams.

“HIMSS is pleased to welcome Purdue University Global as an Approved Education Partner. By earning this designation, the organization has demonstrated that their educational development activities meet the rigorous standards for quality as identified by HIMSS. With the AEP designation, Purdue University Global distinguishes itself as an advanced and innovative educational institution,” said Mara L. Daiker, director, professional development, HIMSS.

To learn more about HIMSS and how to become an AEP, visit the organization’s website. For more information about Purdue University Global, visit the website.


HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation companies, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision.

As an association, HIMSS encompasses more than 72,000 individual members and 630 corporate members. We partner with hundreds of providers, academic institutions and health services organizations on strategic initiatives that leverage innovative information and technology. Together, we work to improve health, access and the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare.

Headquartered in Chicago, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

About Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global is the extreme personalization online university, providing students the competitive edge to advance in their chosen careers. It offers a hyper-tailored path for students to earn an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits, and other considerations - no matter where they are in their life journey.

Purdue Global serves approximately 29,000 students, most of whom earn their degrees online. It also operates locations in Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, Missouri and Wisconsin. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University's flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates two regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest, Indiana, as well as serving close to 6,000 science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) Indianapolis campus.

For more information about Purdue Global, visit www.PurdueGlobal.edu.


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