Health Information management and technology online
The health information field is changing, and that change is happening now. Our collaborative online, degree completion program offered with our UW partners is one of the only programs that provides you with essential skills in both health information management and technology. As a graduate, you will be uniquely prepared to pursue jobs in a wide array of healthcare environments.
In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked health informatics and information management as one of the top nine new majors in the country, stating that "the need is huge for professionals who can help acquire, manage, and use information to improve health and manage payments."
The health information field is changing, and that change is happening now. Our collaborative online, degree completion program offered with our UW partners is one of the only programs that provides essential skills in both health information management and technology. As a graduate, you will be uniquely prepared to pursue jobs in a wide array of healthcare environments.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology is a degree program designed for students who have completed at least 60 credits of transferable coursework with a 2.0 or better GPA. It is offered solely online so you can obtain a world-class UW education that fits into your schedule.
Learn more about Health Information Management and Technology collaborative program with UW-Extention and UW-Parkside.
Program ineligible for international F-1/J-1 visa holders
The next 10 years will see great demand for health information professionals who understand not only the management, coding, and transfer of electronic health data, but who also know how to build and use the software and systems needed to manage, retrieve, and analyze data. Employment opportunities for health information professionals with the required knowledge and technical skills are expected to increase by 21 percent between 2010 and 2020, far outpacing the average for all other occupations.
A UW bachelor of science in health information management and technology can be the foundation for a variety of positions, including
- HIM department manager,
- health data quality manager,
- health data coder/analyst,
- health data statistician,
- clinical data manager,
- electronic health records (EHR) privacy and security coordinator,
- EHR project manager, and
- compliance coordinator.
Associate Professor-Biological Sciences
Dr. Barber obtained his PhD in the Cellular and Molecular Biology program at the UW-Madison in 1997. He was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Pennsylvania State University from 1998 to 2000. Barber is currently an associate professor of biological sciences at the UW-Parkside, where the focus of his research is the application of genetic, biochemical, and informatics strategies to understand evolutionary relationships within biological datasets.
Visiting Assistant Professor-Biological Sciences
Dr. Bennett has a background that highlights his great appreciation of higher education. After receiving a double major in Biology and Chemistry from UW - Stevens Point, he earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Loyola University Chicago where his work focused on DNA tumor viruses and Hodgkin's lymphoma. He continued his research as a post-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University and was awarded and NIH grant to study the DNA tumor virus SV40. John used his background to teach Biology at the university level. John went back to school to earn a law degree at Marquette University. He focused on healthcare law and policy.
Professor-Management Information Systems
Suresh Chalasani is a professor of management information systems at the UW-Parkside. Prior to joining UW-Parkside, he was an assistant professor at UW-Madison and served as a consultant for several companies. Chalasani’s educational background includes a PhD from the University of Southern California.
Chalasani’s current research interests include healthcare management and healthcare technologies. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). He has received numerous research and teaching grants from the National Science Foundation and University of Wisconsin System.
Associate Lecturer-Applied Health Sciences
Russell Roberson is vice president of quality and regulatory affairs for a major medical device manufacturer. In this global role, he works to ensure that products and services are properly designed, manufactured, distributed, and serviced. Roberson has 30 years of experience in medical drugs and devices, and has worked on product lines that include magnetic resonance imaging, blood transfusion, blood substitutes, cancer therapies, cardiovascular, and drugs. He has been teaching at the university level in the areas of leadership, ethics, statistics, and quality as an adjunct faculty member since 1996.
Betty Rockendorf, MS, RHIA, CHPS, CHTS-IM
Health Information Management and Technology
Professor Rockendorf has extensive experience working in health care and joined UW-Parkside as a full-time educator in 2016. She is the President of the Wisconsin Health Information Management Association (WHIMA). In 2016 she received the WHIMA Distinguished Member Award, which honors outstanding members for their loyal service and contribution to the profession. Betty is active in the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Professor Rockendorf takes pride and pleasure in securing relevant placements for students’ Capstone internships and preparing students for the RHIA credentialing exam and their careers. Betty has written numerous articles and blog posts for WHIMA and AHIMA and presents at professional conferences.