Bachelor of Science in HIHIM
Application Open: January
Application Close: April 15
Placement Rate: 80-90%
Graduate Satisfaction: 100%
Employer Satisfaction: 100%
Be Part of a Dynamic Health Care Discipline
A career in health information management positions you to directly affect the present and future of health care, including working on health information privacy and security as well as issues of data access, transmission, and analysis.
With a Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM) degree from the University of Washington, you will be prepared to fulfill the growing demand for professionals in this field - people leading advances in electronic health records (EHRs), ensuring patient privacy and regulatory compliance, contributing to software development, and promoting quality improvement and research. The HIHIM program incorporates the disciplines of management, information technology, finance, law, medicine, and health sciences into one curriculum.
Some of the environments where graduates find work include:
- Hospitals, ambulatory care centers, health centers, and EHR vendors
- Health care software development and implementation
- Systems analysis and training
- Government agencies
- Academic institutions
- Health planning and insurance organizations
- Health care compliance and regulatory programs
- International informatics research and biotechnology
The bachelor's degree in HIHIM is offered through the UW Evening Degree Program, allowing students to earn their degree without disrupting their daytime commitments. The program is sponsored by the UW School of Public Health, ranked 6th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Classes are taught by experienced HIHIM faculty in the School of Public Health and other university departments.
Students who already posses a baccalaureate degree can prepare to enter the field with our Certificate in Health Informatics and Health Information Management. Choose from one- or two-year program options. More information is available at www.pce.uw.edu/certificates/health-informatics.html
The RHIA Credential
Upon completion of the degree or certificate, you will be eligible to take the American Health Information Management Association's national certifying exam to become a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) - an industry-recognized credential.
The University of Washington Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Health Information Management and Certificate in Health Informatics and Health Information Management are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).