Health Information Management and Technology

Phone: 1-877-895-3276
Email: learn@uwex.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/himt

1-877-895-3276
learn@uwex.edu
www.uwsp.edu/himt

Phone: 1-877-895-3276
Email: learn@uwex.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/himt

Choose Health Information Management and Technology at UW-Stevens Point

​New regulations and technologies are dramatically changing the roles and educational requirements of health information professionals. Traditional HIM skills are no longer enough. That’s why we created the University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT).

This 61-credit online degree completion program is one of the only programs that teaches essential skills in both health information management (HIM) and health information technology (HIT)—providing the new HIMT skills you need to succeed in today’s ever more technology-focused healthcare environments.

The UW online health information management and technology program is a smart choice for busy adult learners who want to advance their careers while balancing work, family and other commitments. You will:
  • Learn and become expert in the new HIMT skills that are rapidly growing in demand
  • Learn from top faculty from across the UW System
  • Enjoy the flexibility of online courses
  • Graduate from an institution that employers respect
  • Choose from two tracks—health information management (HIM) and health information technology (HIT)
  • Contact a friendly student services adviser now to schedule a free, personal consultation!

Career opportunities in Health Information Management and Technology

In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked health informatics and information management as one of the top nine new majors in the country, stating that "the need is huge for professionals who can help acquire, manage, and use information to improve health and manage payments."

Employment opportunities for health information professionals with the required knowledge and technical skills are expected to increase by 21 percent between 2010 and 2020, far outpacing the average for all other occupations.

A UW Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology can be the foundation for a variety of positions, including:
  • HIM department manager
  • health data quality manager
  • health data coder/analyst
  • health data statistician
  • clinical data manager
  • EHR privacy and security coordinator
  • electronic health records (EHR) project manager
  • compliance coordinator

Building your résumé

Because UW HIMT courses are fully online, all course content, from multimedia lectures and e-learning tools to homework assignments, will be delivered to you through the program's online learning management system. You can study and do homework whenever and wherever its convenient for you.

The HIMT curriculum offers two tracks: Health Information Technology and Health Information Management. Students will enter the program with 61 credits. All students will take 16 core courses and then, depending on which track you choose, you will take four additional courses in a given track to complete your degree. There are no electives. Graduates will earn a concentration in Health Information Technology OR Health Information Management.

Outside the classroom

Take your health information management or health IT career further with membership in the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The premier association of HIM professionals worldwide, AHIMA offers extraordinary opportunities for networking, professional development, and career preparation, as well as events and resources to help you stay up to date on the latest industry news. Join AHIMA today!

Student support services

Many students are surprised to find that they get to know their instructors and classmates better online than in a traditional classroom. You will receive personal attention from your instructors as they deliver lessons, direct you through activities, and answer your questions. You will feel connected and supported as you engage with other students through email, chat, video conferencing, discussion boards and more.

A collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Extension and four UW System campuses—UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, and UW-Stevens Point, with additional instruction offered by UW-La Crosse–this unique degree program is led by diverse and distinguished faculty from across the UW System. No matter which campus you choose as your "home" campus, you will graduate from a University of Wisconsin institution with a world-class academic reputation. View our faculty biographies.