Alumni Profiles


Graduates of the UW Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Health Information Management program embark on a variety of different career paths. Read what a few of our recent alumni have to say about the program and how it prepared them to enter the field.

For information about career opportunities and earning potential for health informatics and health information management professionals, see the Careers page.

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    Jeremy Morton, RHIA

    Patient Identity Manager, King County Public Health

    After his daughter was born, Jeremy Morton decided he had to make a career change. Looking to switch from the late nights of being a stage technician to something with a more family friendly schedule, Jeremy dediced to pursue health information management. In this interview, the UW HIHIM grad talks about the strong foundation his degree gave him and what he loves about his new career path.

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  • kelson okimoto

    Kelson Okimoto, RHIA

    Program Manager, Operations Analyst, UW Medicine

    Kelson Okimoto knew he wanted to work in the health care industry, but wasn't sure what role would be the best fit. When he found the HIHIM program, he also discovered a great career. In this interview he talks about the program combined his interests in health care and technology and set him on the road to success.

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  • jennifer phan

    Jennifer Phan, RHIA

    Health Information Management Specialist II, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    An aversion to the sight of her own blood led Jennifer Phan to pursue a degree in health information management instead of one related to direct patient care. Itís a decision that has paid dividends, as Jennifer has forged a successful career in the HIM field. Here, she discusses how earning the HIHIM degree gave her the skills and education valued by employers today.

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