How do I advance from a coder to a healthcare IT manager? We hear this question from many of our prospective students. Moving up the ladder in healthcare IT is a smart move. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranks health informatics and information management as one of the top nine new majors in the country. Everywhere one looks, the need is continually expanding for professionals who can help acquire, manage, and use health data to improve health care and manage payments.The UW HIMT degree can put you in reach of your management goal. First, unlike other healthcare information programs, we offer students a choice between a management or a technology track. If you choose the management track, the curriculum is designed to prepare you for a health information management role which includes the knowledge, understanding, and development of the policies and procedures required for managing health information. Courses focus on key principles of management such as:
- Healthcare Economics
- Human Resource Management in Healthcare
- Application of Leadership & Management in Healthcare Technology
Second, if the management track appeals to you, consider that graduates of our degree are eligible to sit for the RHIA exam, a key credential that many employers look for in management candidates. (To learn more about RHIA vs. RHIT, visit the AHIMA site at http://www.ahima.org/certification/credentials.aspx).
This degree is also 100% online, making it a convenient and flexible choice for working adults like you who want to advance or change careers. If you are considering a move into management, the first step is a confidential conversation with our Student Services staff. Please contact us at 1-877-UW-LEARN (895-3276) or firstname.lastname@example.org for the support and information you need to get started.