The UW Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Health Information Management program is designed to address the rapidly changing landscape of health information technology and data management. Working with industry professionals and other expert faculty, students will learn to develop and promote IT solutions and advance such urgent goals as improved health outcomes, patient safety and disease prevention.
The HIHIM program is offered by the Department of Health Services in the UW School of Public Health, which ranked sixth in the nation in a 2015 survey by U.S. News & World Report. This self-sustaining, fee-based degree is administered in partnership with Continuum College, which extends the reach of the UW with a range of online and on-campus programs for working professionals and other learners of all ages.
UW's HIHIM program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates are eligible to take the national certifying exam, offered by the American Health Information Management Association, to become a registered health information administrator (RHIA). RHIA certification is an industry-recognized credential and a proof of expertise in the field.
Highly Skilled Grads
Among UW HIHIM graduates, 80 to 90 percent find employment within six months of completing the program. Our graduates enter the job market with a versatile skill set that positions them for a variety of careers within the industry. An a survey of employers who had hired our graduates within a year of graduation, 100 percent rated the quality of UW HIHIM graduates as satisfactory to excellent.
To learn about HIHIM career paths, see the Careers page.