Bachelor of Arts:
Bachelor of Science:
Flexible Bachelor's Degree Option
Health Informatics and Health Information Management
The Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM), offered through the UW Evening Degree Program, is designed to develop skills necessary to administer information technology systems in the health care environment. This program prepares students for the Registered Health Information Administrator (R.H.I.A.) national certifying examination of the American Health Information Management Association. The UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine, nationally recognized for its work in improving health services delivery systems, sponsors the degree program.
Health Informatics and Health Information Management is focused on the collection, organization, use and evaluation of data in health care, a necessity for primary care delivery, public health and community medicine. HIHIM graduates learn skills to manage these data in primary support of:
The HIHIM bachelor's program was developed to meet the need for health information professionals in a dynamic health care system. Health information systems are relying more on technology to become more efficient and effective. Teamwork is essential in the workplace, and is used in the educational preparation of HIHIM students. This program combines formal coursework with opportunities for community-based internships and projects. Faculty provides an atmosphere of learning, and supports professional development in the health information field.
Prerequisites (with approved UW courses)
Students that have completed a bachelor's degree may be interested in the HIHIM certificate program.
A limited number of these or similar courses will be offered each year (for course descriptions, see the UW Course Catalog):
Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM)
Courses listed below are required for both degree and certificate students, except courses designated with an *, which are only required for degree students.
This major is not state-funded, and tuition is higher than the regular undergraduate rate.