A collaboration of four University of Wisconsin campuses led by UW-Extension, the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology is a degree completion program designed for students who already have some college credits or an associate degree. You are eligible for admission to this program if you have completed at least 60 semester credits of transferable coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA).
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.
Retention rate and student experience
The student retention rate for this program during 2017 remained at 90 percent.
Experience in the HIMT program
In an end-of-course survey, based on a five (5) point Likert Scale, 90% of the students who responded to the end of course survey scored this question with 3 points or higher. “The instructor provided timely responses.” In that same end-of-course survey, students were asked to provide examples of how they would improve the course. Examples of those responses included:
- There is nothing I would change! I enjoyed the setup of this class – especially the fishbowl style discussions.
- Maybe add more assignments
- If it wasn’t for Dr. McCarty’s amazing lectures, I would have had a very hard time learning this material through the textbook.
- I would suggest there be a requirement of basic knowledge of Microsoft Access.
Graduate Employment Rate
95% of all Graduates of the HIMT program during the 2016-2017 Academic Year were either working in a healthcare related career or pursing an advanced degree in a master’s program within one year post graduation.
As a result of meeting the Healthcare Information and Management System Society’s (HIMSS) rigorous standards for quality health IT or healthcare education, the UW Health Information Management and Technology program has been named an Approved Education Partner and Academic Organizational Affiliate of HIMSS.
University of Wisconsin institutions offering the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission. The program has been approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
120 credits are required, 30 of them online through UW-Green Bay.
- The minimum credit requirement for a major is 15 credits. Minor is 9 credits.
- One half of the upper-level requirements for any major, minor, etc., must be earned through UW-Green Bay.
- A cumulative, major/minor GPA of 2.0 is required to earn this degree. (Other programs may have higher GPA requirements.)
- Students are required to have an interdisciplinary major/minor in order to graduate. The HIMT program is designated as an interdisciplinary program; no minor is required.
For more detailed information about the general education, graduation, and major/minor requirements of a degree, click here.
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