A new degree offered through the UW system!

With a complete online program, a study in Healthcare information has been approved and is ready for students!

“A newly developed online program allows Wisconsin students the opportunity to earn a degree in one of the fastest growing professions—health information” says Ana Scryver of University Relations. The new online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology, which some may refer to as HIMT, is offered by four University of Wisconsin campuses and coordinated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. It is currently the only HIMT degree offered in the UW System.

“This is a very timely degree. The employment outlook is extremely positive for highly skilled professionals in the health information management and technology field,” said David Schejbal, dean of the UW-Extension’s online and continuing education division. “The new program addresses the state’s shortage of 4-year degree holders in this field.”

This degree is currently being offered through UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, UW-La Crosse, and UW-Stevens Point.

The HIMT program offers two tracks to prepare students for careers in health information management and health information technology. In addition, courses are fully online, and returning students who have already completed the first 60 credits of undergraduate work or have an associate degree can complete the program in as little as two years. The curriculum consists of 20 classes (60 total credits) and covers such topics as health and medical terminology, medical ethics, information technology in healthcare, health benefit plans and providers, and leadership and change management in healthcare.

The HIMT degree is certainly applicable to today’s job market. It is current, effective, and complimentary to the virtual world of online degree-seeking students.

Article by Bobby  Johnson

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