Most online courses require a textbook. Textbooks may be purchased through the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus Bookstore, powered by eFollett. Students may also look into using other online or traditional retail bookstores. (Purchasing your books through eFollett will ensure that you get the right editions of the right books for your classes.)
When purchasing textbooks, please be sure to verify the title, edition, author, ISBN number, etc., that are listed for each required text in your class(es), and plan ahead to have your textbooks available by the start date of your course(s).
Materials may also be purchased from eFollett via phone, fax, or mail. Check out their Store News & Hours page for contact information and additional details.
*When ordering textbooks from eFollett by phone, identify yourself as a UW Extended Campus student and specify your program of study—Health Information Management and Technology—along with the course numbers and titles to identify your courses and texts.
Academic Electronic Health Record
Students in the program have access to an Academic Electronic Health Record (AEHR) designed to meet specific learning outcomes. By using the AEHR, students gain hands-on experience in one of the world’s largest certified EHRs, apply critical-thinking skills, and employ knowledge learned from textbooks, discussions, and lectures in real-world scenarios.
To help enhance the students’ experience, four (4) courses in the HIMT program include the use of EHRGo, a certified electronic medical records system. EHRGo assignments have been designed to give students hands-on experience in different modules of the EHR system. Access to the EHRGo system is an additional cost, and is purchased directly from the vendor.
There are different pricing structures based on the length of time a student needs to complete coursework. For instance, if a student intends to complete the HIMT program in two years, the student can purchase a two year subscription that will cover all courses where it is needed. Or, a student may choose to purchase the subscription on a semester-by-semester basis. For instance, if a student is taking HIMT 320 and 370 during the same semester, one subscription would cover both courses. The four (4) courses where EHRGo is required are: HIMT 320, HIMT 370, HIMT 400, and HIMT 410
Frequently Asked Questions About Textbooks
New or Used Textbooks?
In most cases, you have the option to purchase a new or used textbook. When purchasing a used textbook, please note that some textbooks require students to have a special code to access required supplemental materials. These codes are often not available with used textbooks, but they can be purchased separately. If you purchase a used textbook, refer to your course syllabus and then purchase the code if you need it. You will need to purchase the code through the book’s publisher.
What Is the eFollett Return Policy?
Read about the eFollett return policy here.
May I Purchase Texts from Other Vendors?
You are welcome to buy your books anywhere. However, it is your responsibility to obtain the correct book (and appropriate edition) for your class. Be careful to use the exact ISBN numbers to ensure you have the correct edition of the text. Allow enough time for delivery to ensure your books arrive by the start of your course. UW Extended Campus is not responsible for texts purchased through another vendor. Please review the return and book-buyback policies when purchasing.
If You Have Additional Questions
Please contact HIMT Student Services at 1-608-800-6754 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or send an email to email@example.com.