Health Information Management & Technology

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Explore HIM and health IT skills in a single online degree completion program

The 61-credit UW-La Crosse Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology will provide you with essential skills in both health information management (HIM) and health information technology (HIT). You'll gain the skills to succeed in today's technology-focused healthcare industry.

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  • Industry-led curriculum
  • Small class sizes
  • Individualized advising
  • Online courses—no on-campus meetings or requirements

Lead and Succeed in HIMT 

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-La Crosse 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.

  • Twenty-one courses to graduate
  • Sixty-one total credits
  • Three yearly start dates

Why Choose This Program?

The UW-La Crosse online Health Information Management and Technology bachelor degree completion program is the perfect choice for busy adult learners who want to advance their career. The flexibility of the online format allows learners to balance work, family and other commitments. 

  • Learn and become proficient in new HIMT skills that are rapidly growing in demand
  • Benefit from the flexibility of online courses
  • Choose from two tracks: health information management (HIM) or health information technology (HIT)
  • Learn from top faculty from across the UW System
  • Graduate from UW-La Crosse, an institution that employers respect

Discover Dynamic Career Opportunities

A UW-La Crosse Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology can be the foundation for a variety of positions including:

  • HIM department manager
  • Health data analyst
  • Clinical data manager
  • Electronic health records (EHR) project manager
  • Health data quality manager
  • Health data statistician
  • EHR privacy and security coordinator
  • Compliance coordinator

 

Demand for Health Information Management Professionals

The employment outlook for health information management (HIM) is bright. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of medical and health services managers will grow by 32 percent between 2019 and 2029—far outpacing the average for all occupations in the United States.

In 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked medical and health services manager as 11th on the list of the 100 best jobs, second in best business jobs, and seventh in best STEM jobs.

Program Accreditation

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 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.