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).
To begin, you must choose a home campus from one of four partner campuses: UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Parkside, or UW-Stevens Point. (UW-Green Bay is not an eligible home campus for students who live in Hawaii, Kentucky, Tennessee, or Maryland. For more information, see the UW-Green Bay page on distance learning outside Wisconsin.)
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 2016 remained at 90 percent.
Experience in the HIMT program
In an end-of-course survey, based on a five (5) point Likert Scale, 89.83% of the students who responded to the end of course survey in Fall 2016 scored this question with 3 points or higher. “The instructor provided timely responses.” Examples of those responses included:
- Professor was very clear with directions and material was laid out well.
- Everything that was prepared for this course was wonderful. I especially liked the chapter outlines. They were easy to read and easy to understand. I have had this professor every semester and I think he is one of the best in the program.
RHIA Exam Pass Rate
The exam pass rate for graduates of this program who took the RHIA exam for the first time is 88%, that rate represents first-time test takers during 2015 and 2016. The pass rate is higher than the national average.
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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