The online UW Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT) provides the knowledge and skills you need to expertly manage electronic health data, as well as build and use the software and systems needed to manage, retrieve, and analyze that data.
UW HIMT, a multi-campus partnership between UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Parkside, and UW-Stevens Point, is the ideal choice for busy adults who want to start or advance their HIMT careers.
17 courses. 61 credits. Online. Affordable.
This bachelor’s degree program teaches you to manage and administer health information technologies that span across healthcare divisions, departments, and businesses.
- Two tracks, HIM and HIT, allow you to specialize in one or both areas.
- Faculty from four University of Wisconsin campuses teach HIMT courses.
- Tuition for the program is a flat fee of $398 per credit in summer 2019 and $440 per credit in fall 2019 and beyond.
- Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Because the coursework in the program is entirely online, you can study and do homework wherever you have a WiFi connection. Courses have no set meeting times and you never need to come to campus. At the same time, you have ready access to success coaches and faculty by phone and email, and you may take advantage of on-campus resources such as career assistance and libraries.
You may be eligible for admission to this program if you have completed:
- Approximately 60 credits of general coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA).
- Prerequisite coursework in college algebra, communications, and biology.
Students with a GPA of less than 2.0 may be considered for provisional admission. Not sure if you meet these requirements? Call 1-877-895-3276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology is approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The UW HIMT HIM track offered by UW-Green Bay and UW-Parkside is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), with accreditation at UW-Stevens Point pending. 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) exam.
As a result of meeting the Healthcare Information and Management System Society’s (HIMSS) rigorous standards for quality health IT or healthcare education, UW HIMT has been named an Approved Education Partner and Academic Organizational Affiliate of HIMSS.
Partnership of Four University of Wisconsin Campuses
The UW Bachelor of Science in HIMT is a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus and four UW institutions:
- UW-Green Bay
- UW-La Crosse
- UW-Stevens Point
Your courses are taught by the best and brightest HIMT instructors from across the UW System. Although you complete your program entirely online, you apply to a “home” campus. From this campus, you receive financial aid (if you qualify), advising, career services, and ultimately, your diploma. Your diploma and transcript will be identical to those earned by on-campus students.
Required Background Check, Drug Screen, and Immunizations
All students in the UW HIMT program are required to submit and pass a criminal background check, proof of immunizations, and drug screening no more than one year prior to registering for the capstone experience. If you receive negative results, capstone sites will most likely deny to host you. You are responsible for completing and paying for the background screening process through a third-party vendor: www.certifiedbackground.com. No Protected Health Information (PHI) will be shared with the university. To register, you must first receive a “package code” from the HIMT capstone coordinator. After registering, you may want to watch a certified background tutorial by following the link under “Document Center” and “Tutorials.”
Find out more
Contact an enrollment adviser to answer any questions you have about the UW HIMT program. Call 1-877-895-3276 or email email@example.com.