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UW HIMT Celebrates 200 Graduates

UW Extended Campus Blog Team June 22, 2021

We’re proud to celebrate 200 graduates of the 100% online University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT)! 

“Our students, who often balance their degree with family and work commitments, have demonstrated it’s possible to go back to school at any stage.” said Lyndsey Agler, program manager of UW HIMT. “It’s an exceptional accomplishment, and I am thrilled to be part of a program that has helped so many students make significant strides in their careers.” 

What Are HIMT Graduates Up to Now?

The UW HIMT degree program, which offers both health information management (HIM) and health information technology (HIT) tracks of study, has helped propel the healthcare careers of our graduates in Wisconsin and beyond. 

HIMT graduates have gone on to hold positions such as: 

  • Health information management analyst 
  • Supervisory health system specialist
  • Application specialist 
  • Health information management supervisor
  • Director of analytics 
  • Release of information clerk 
  • Electronic eligibility specialist 
  • Coding specialist
  • Director practice management 
  • Business support analyst 
  • Health information systems technician 
  • Data management and analytic specialist 
  • Research billing analyst 
  • Medical staff services specialist 
  • Clinical documentation improvement specialist 
  • Informaticist 
  • Data analyst 

RELATED: HIM or HIT: Which Path is Right for You?

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HIMT graduates have worked for organizations including:

  • UnitedHealth Group
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Providence Health & Services
  • Amita Health
  • Advocate Aurora Health Care
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
  • American Red Cross
  • Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health 
  • UW Health
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Care.com
  • UnityPoint Health-Meriter
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • UW Medical Foundation
  • BayCare Health Systems
  • Green Bay Oncology

Learn more about our HIMT students—where they come from, how many have graduated, the average age of our students, and the number of students currently enrolled.

RELATED: UW HIMT Grad Promotes the Health of All People as HIM Analyst at UW Health

HIMT: A Growing Field with Increasing Opportunities

The health information field has transformed dramatically due to new technology and regulations. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of medical and health services managers will grow by 32 percent between 2020 and 2030—far outpacing the average for other occupations in the United States.

The UW Bachelor of Science in HIMT provides professionals the education and skills they need to enter and advance in the field of health information. 

“Even though our students complete their degree entirely online, they can still connect with peers and benefit from a Success Coach who is there to support them along the way,” Lyndsey said. “The HIMT program is also fortunate to have dedicated and experienced faculty who are passionate about the field and are active in the health information industry.”

RELATED: From Nursing to HIMT: UW Academic and Program Director Discusses Career Journey and Shares Advice

The 100% online program, which is CAHIIM accredited, is a partnership between four University of Wisconsin campuses: UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Parkside, and UW-Stevens Point. Students enroll at and earn an HIMT degree from one of these four home campuses. They also can choose from two tracks of study: health information management or health IT. 

Get an inside look at an HIMT course for a glimpse at online learning with UW Extended Campus

Explore more about the UW HIMT program and its curriculum

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Enrollment advisers are happy to answer any questions you may have about the program or the application process. Call 608-262-2011 or email learn@uwex.edu.

Programs: Health Information Management and Technology