Lead and Succeed in the New Age of Health Information

The University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT) is one of the only online degree programs that teaches essential skills in both health information management (HIM) and health information technology (HIT)—providing the skill set you need to succeed in today’s technology-focused healthcare environments.

UW HIMT is a degree completion program. It is designed specifically for people who already have 60+ college credits and want to complete their degree.

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Choose the HIM or HIT track. Or Both!

Health Information Management Track

Human Resources Management
Financial and Resource Management
Strategic Planning and Organizational Development

Health Information Technology Track

Programming and Data Structures
Data, Information, and Storage Structures
Data Security
Information and Communication Technologies

Study online, anytime, while staying connected.

Pick Your Track of Study

As a student, you’ll take core courses covering both health information management and technology. Then, you’ll choose to specialize in health information management  or health information technology. As a HIM student, you’ll learn about human resource management, leadership, and strategic planning. As a HIT student, you’ll gain skills in programming, data security, and IT.

Qualify for Industry Credentials

The UW HIMT program is CAHIIM accredited, which means upon completing your degree, you’re qualified to sit for industry credentialing exams like the RHIA to become a registered health information administrator. CAHIIM accreditation is your assurance that our program meets the rigorous academic quality and competency standards established by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Benefit from Flexible Online Learning 

Course content is accessible online from any device. Watch lectures, participate in online forums with classmates, and do homework whenever it’s convenient for you. You’ll receive personal attention from your instructors as they deliver lessons, direct you through activities, and answer your questions. Students often say the online format is a big factor in their ability to earn a degree.

Earn a Recognized and Respected UW Degree 

Where you get your degree is important. The Universities of Wisconsin is one of the largest and most widely respected public higher education institutions in the country. Our online HIMT courses are created and taught by the same faculty as their face-to-face counterparts—using the same rigorous content and standards. That means you’ll graduate with the same recognized and respected UW degree as students who attend class on campus.

Discover Dynamic Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for medical records and health information specialists are expected to increase nine percent between 2020 and 2030, while medical and health services manager jobs are expected to increase 32 percent. Combined, the BLS predicts nearly 75,000 job openings in related occupations each year over the decade.

Graduates of the UW Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology have gone on to hold positions such as:

  • Health information management analyst
  • Health information management supervisor
  • Coding specialist
  • Data management and analytic specialist
  • Informaticist
  • Data analyst


Universities of Wisconsin is one of the largest and most widely respected public higher education systems in the country. By partnering with all UW campuses to offer online degrees and certificates, students of UW Extended Campus programs receive a quality University of Wisconsin education—no matter where they live and work.

UW Health Information Management and Technology is a partnership of UW Extended Campus and

University of Wisconsin institutions offering the online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management & Technology are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The programs have been approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.