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School of Health Sciences and Wellness Health Information Management and Technology Degree

Major

Health Information Management and Health IT in One Online Degree 

Designed with an understanding that new technologies and regulations are profoundly changing the roles and education requirements of professionals in the health information field, the fully online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT) provides the knowledge and competencies you need to qualify for jobs in tomorrow’s technology-based healthcare environments. A collaboration of four University of Wisconsin campuses, 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.

Why study Health Information Management and Technology at UW-Stevens Point?

The UW HIMT program is a smart choice for busy adult learners who want to advance their careers in health information while balancing work, family, and other commitments. Courses are 100% online and can be completed on your schedule and from anywhere in the world. As a bachelor’s completion program, the HIMT degree is a great option for anyone with existing, transferable college credits who wants to complete their degree. Find more information on transferring credits here.
HIMT

UW System Collaboration

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology is a partnership of UW Extended Campus and UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Parkside, and UW-Stevens Point, giving you access to the best talent and resources of the UW System. You will take courses taught by esteemed faculty from each partner campus, who contribute diverse expertise from fields including nursing, public health, information systems, biology, economics, and computer science. Learn more about our campus partners and choosing a home campus.
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What to Expect? 

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
  • electronic health records (EHR) project manager
  • privacy and security coordinator
  • compliance coordinator

Get Involved on Campus

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.

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology is a partnership of UW Extended Campus and UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Parkside, and UW-Stevens Point, giving you access to the best talent and resources of the UW System. You will take courses taught by esteemed faculty from each partner campus, who contribute diverse expertise from fields including nursing, public health, information systems, biology, economics, and computer science.
Jason Davis

Jason Davis

  • Coordinator – Economics Area
  • Professor – Economics

David Gibbs

  • Senior Lecturer in Computing
715-346-2120

Weimin He

  • Professor of Computer Information Systems
715-346-4409
Dan McCarty

Dan McCarty

  • Academic Director – Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT)
  • Professor – Health Science
715-346-2508

Accreditation

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.
CAHIIM Accreditation

CAHIIM Accreditation

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 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.
HIMSS Affiliate

HIMSS Affiliate

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.
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