Lead and Succeed in the New Age of HIMT
Designed with an understanding that the health information field is changing, the online UW-Green Bay 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. Right now, you have a tremendous opportunity to both advance your career and lead the way in this fast-growing segment of healthcare. In this program, you will:
- Learn and become expert in the new HIMT skills the industry needs
- Enjoy the flexibility of online courses
- Select from two study tracks to suit your career interests and goals
- Learn from top UW System faculty
- Graduate with a degree employers respect
What Is HIMT?
HIMT professionals are experts in managing patient health information, administering computer information systems, and coding diagnoses and procedures for services provided to patients. They maintain, collect and analyze the data that doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare. But as the field transitions from paper to electronic health records, the traditional HIM skills of coding, data entry, and recordkeeping are no longer enough. The future belongs to HIM professionals who are fluent in technology and who understand how to get the most from the data.
Earn a degree that’s in demand
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for health information professionals are expected to increase by 22 percent between 2012 and 2022—far outpacing the average for all occupations (11 percent) in the United States. 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."
Accessible and Affordable
Whether you are accessing this program from across town or across the country, tuition is a flat fee of $390 per credit for 60 credits. The entire program is made available online, meaning that you do your work at times and in places that are convenient for YOU. Admission to the program requires approximately 60 credits of transferable general education coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA).
The Wisconsin Health Information Management Association is a not-for-profit organization providing leadership for the management of health records in the state of Wisconsin. WHIMA cultivates innovative concepts for improving the management of patient health record systems.