Telecommunications & Information Resource Management (TIRM)

Health Information Technology (HIT) is often used to refer to the complex of technologies and applications in healthcare.  Technologies include information communication technology (ICT), and various technologies in clinical care, public health, and health care system management.  Increasingly administrators and professionals in business, government, and health care are required to have a deeper understanding of HIT in order to analyze, plan, develop, implement, use, and manage telecommunications, information resources and technologies in health care.

The Telecommunications and Information Resource Management (TIRM) Graduate Certificate Program provides professionals with updated knowledge, skills and abilities for managing telecommunication networks, services, and other information resources.

The TIRM Program is offered in an accelerated format for working professional and students to gain skills and develop understanding in:

  • Health Information Technology (HIT)
  • Information Resource Policy, Planning and Management; and
  • HIT and ICT Development and Services

The curriculum incorporates a comprehensive exploration of the breadth and depth of HIT and information resource policy, planning, technology systems, regulation, and management. The course activities and projects build on participants’ professional background, experiences and HIT and ICT related interests. Although the program is not designed to develop highly specialized technical skills, technical professionals benefit from the TIRM Program by expanding their understanding of broader policy, program, and management issues in the field.

TIRM Graduate Certificate Program

The Telecommunications and Information Resource Management (TIRM) Graduate Certificate Program is offered by the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM) Graduate Division, the College of Social Sciences (CSS), UHM Outreach College, the School of Communications, and the Telecommunications and Social Informatics Research Program (TASI) of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI).