Health Information Management

SchoolSchool of Allied Medical Sciences
DepartmentDepartment of Heath Information Management


Program Description


Health information management was initially introduced in the United States in 1990s. Gradually, various universities started to admit students to their PhD programs when many other academic courses and curriculums were being created. Health information management is in close relationship with health information technology (HIT), and many universities in England, Australia, and Canada are admitting students to their PhD programs. In Iran, this program was initially approved by the relevant authorities in 1998 when a number of universities started to admit students to their program. 



Health information management is a profession with many university graduates who are able to identify different parts of a health system, collect and analyze health data, make high quality information accessible using electronic methods, and manage health information while they strictly observe patient rights and the confidentiality of patient information.





  1. Improving performance and quality of health information management in the country
  2. Administering health information management scientifically and systematically using information and communication technologies



Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:  Holding a master's degree (MSc) in one of the fields of medical records, education of medical records, rehabilitation management, social welfare, medical librarianship, health services management, health information technology, medical informatics, and health technology  received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.

Duration: 4 years


Courses and number of credits:


Prerequisite courses:                  8 credits 

Special Courses:                           20 credits

Thesis:                                          20 credits

Total:                                            48 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Heath Information Management

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Heath Information Management, Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: : Dr. Bahram Nikmanesh

Tel.:  (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169

Email  :

Address: Department of Heath Information Management School of Alied Medical Sciences  , No.17, Fardanesh Alley , Qods Street , Enqelab Street , Tehran , 1417744361 , Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Ira



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