University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management & Technology (HIMT) (Collaborative Program)
As the health information field transitions from paper to electronic health records, the roles and educational requirements of health information professionals are changing dramatically. Traditional health information management (HIM) skills are no longer enough. That's why we created the University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT).
This 60-credit online degree-completion program provides both the HIM and health information technology (HIT) skills you need to succeed in the new age of health information management, technology, and data analytics—in a format that is ideal for busy adults.
As a student in this program, you will learn not only about the management, coding, and transfer of electronic health data, but also how to build and use the software and systems used to manage, retrieve, and analyze health data to drive improvements in patient care.
The HIMT curriculum offers a choice of two tracks:
- The Health Information Management track is ideal for those interested in managing health information operations and personnel as well as clinical data to improve patient care; and for those who intend to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification examination.
- The Health Information Technology track focuses on information systems implementation and operations as well as health data analysis, providing the skills you need to manage the clinical IT systems used to capture, analyze, and report the data.
A bachelor's degree in HIMT can be the foundation for a variety of positions, including:
- HIM department manager
- Health data coder/analyst
- Clinical data manager
- Electronic health records (EHR) project manager
- Health data quality manager
- Health data statistician
- EHR privacy and security coordinator
- Compliance coordinator
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Accreditation by CAHIIM is your assurance that our program meets the rigorous academic quality and competency standards established by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and CAHIIM. Completing a CAHIIM-accredited program qualifies you to sit for industry credentialing exams such as the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) offered by AHIMA.
Credits for Completion
To complete this degree, you will take 16 core courses and four additional courses in your chosen track for a total of 60 credits. There are no electives. Because of the unique nature of this program, other courses may not be substituted for courses in the curriculum. Graduates will earn a concentration in Health Information Management OR Health Information Technology.
You are eligible for admission to this degree program if you have completed approximately 60 semester credits of transferable general education coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA).
How to Apply
Visit the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology website and choose the Application and Admission page under the "Get Started" tab. A friendly enrollment adviser will be happy to guide you through the application process.
This program is a collaboration of the University of Wisconsin-Extension and three University of Wisconsin degree-granting institutions. Additional instruction is provided by UW-La Crosse.