A collaboration of four University of Wisconsin campuses led by UW Extended Campus, 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 degree 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-Parkside 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 academic year 2018-2019 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 during 2018-2019 academic year scored this question with 3 points or higher. “The instructor provided timely responses.” Examples of those responses included:
- I really appreciated the instructor’s lesson videos and the lightboard videos. Not only did the lesson videos clarify the materials in the textbook, but also the lightboard videos provided a visual.
- The strengths of this course were the discussions. They were fun to do because it changed up some the layout of what we typically did in the course. They were also useful because they were on stuff relating to coding, billing, and reimbursement and errors or ethical issues.
- Fantastic course in both design and execution. Out of the four courses I have taken this spring this is by far the best-written and scheduled curriculum. The instructor was fantastic, incredibly involved in the discussions, and punctual in his grading which is huge in my opinion.
RHIA Exam Pass Rate
During 2019, six (6) students sat for the RHIA Exam for the first time. All six (6) successfully passed the exam for a 100% pass rate.
The following is a comment from a student who completed their capstone project in 2016. “I got the opportunity to take data and change it into information that will help make decisions to improve health care in patient’s primary service area.”
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.
123 semester credits are required for graduation.
- Skills Requirements (6 credits minimum)
- General Education (36 credits minimum)
- Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 credits)
- Ethnic Diversity Requirement (3 credits)
- Health Information Management and Technology Program Requirements (61 credits)
Students must earn the last 30 semester-hour credits through UW-Parkside. A candidate for graduation must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (combination of UW-Parkside and transfer credits).
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