U of Wisconsin offers new health IT degree

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The University of Wisconsin (UW) is offering a new online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT) degree by a consortium of UW campuses and coordinated by University of Wisconsin—Extension (UW-Extension).

Students can receive their degrees through UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside and UW-Stevens Point, according to the Madison-based UW-Extension.

The HIMT program offers two tracks to prepare students for careers in health information management and health IT. The technology track prepares students for IT roles in the healthcare, health insurance and governmental fields. It’s the foundation for positions from health data analysis to insurance claims coordinator. The management track prepares students to be leaders in providing better patient care, administering computer information systems and managing patient information.

Applications for fall are currently being accepted. It is the only HIMT degree in the UW system.