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Purdue University Global Awarded Exclusive HIMSS Designation

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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

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
. 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
. 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

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
, 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