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 degree if you have completed at least 60 semester credits of transferable coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA).
The bachelor’s degree health information management track at UW-Parkside is in candidacy status, pending accreditation review 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:
- Thanks for the detailed feedback! That helped A LOT!
- This course and instructor greatly contributed to my education and career knowledge.
- This class requires hard work, but the hard work pays off. All of the instruction was necessary and worthwhile.
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).
Visit the UW-Parkside Financial Aid Office for help completing your application for financial assistance, as well as for general information about the programs available to you to finance your education.
The University Library has a collection of almost 395,000 volumes and a rapidly growing list of electronic resources that are available through the Internet. Over the last three years the “universal borrowing” service made it possible and convenient for our faculty and students to borrow directly from any UW System library, thus greatly increasing the richness of the collection and supporting and furthering the vision “One System, One Library.”
Explore careers at the UW-Parkside’s Career Center:
- Assess your values, skills, and interests
- Take a career assessment in the Career Center
- Network with professionals currently working in an area that interests you
- Job shadow a professional in your desired career field
- Conduct informational interviews
- View current job opportunities to investigate desired skills and educational requirements
- Understand the labor market
- Tap the hidden job market
- Speak with students majoring in an area that interests you
- Speak with a professor who teaches a course that interests you
- Browse through the books in the Career Center
- Speak with a career counselor to discuss your career ideas
Contact the Career Center at 262-595-2452.
A veteran is a former member of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard who served on active duty and was discharged other than dishonorably. Some benefits available are listed below.
State of Wisconsin Veterans’ Educational Benefits
WDMA National Guard Tuition Grant
WDVA Tuition and Fees Reimbursement Grant
WDVA Part-Time Study Grant
WDVA Economic Assistance Loans
WDVA Retraining Grant
Veterans’ Federal Education Programs
Chap 30 Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty/Veterans)
Chap 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Program—Disabled Vets
Chap 32 VEAP (Veterans Educational Assistance Program—Post-Vietnam Era)
Chap 34 GI Bill (Vietnam Era—”Super 30″)
Chap 35 DEA (Dependents’ Educational Assistance) Program—Spouses and Children
Chap 1606 Selected Reserve GI Bill (Reserve/Guard Members)
REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Dependents)
VA Work-Study Program
VA Tutoring Program
For more information on benefits for veterans, visit the Registrar’s Office or call 262-595-2160.