Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Health Information Management

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Prepare for a Dynamic Career

2 Years / Seattle, WA

Technology is transforming health care, giving providers access to information that helps them deliver better and more cost-efficient care. The University of Washington Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM) program provides students with the necessary skills to launch their careers in the dynamic fields of health informatics and health information management.

The major is delivered in an in-person format with hybrid format components, with students attending classes in the early evening on the Seattle campus for two days each week.

Earn the Credentials

We’ll prepare you to become a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). Learn how to manage patient records, develop IT solutions, and analyze data.

Enter a Fast-Growing Field

Health services management is among the nation’s fastest-growing occupations. UW HIHIM graduates are prepared to work in a variety of in-demand roles.

Learn on a Flexible Schedule

Because classes start in the early evening, you can fit the UW HIHIM program around other important commitments in your life, including your job and family.

Gain Practical Experience

For their capstone, students matched with a Seattle-area health care organization and gain experience in areas such as systems analysis and problem-solving.

Jennifer Phan

“Completing the RHIA certification made a big statement to my current employer. The greater Seattle area can be a competitive market, and many employers are looking to hire credentialed candidates.”

— Jennifer Phan
Health Information Management Specialist II
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Application Dates

Application Opens
November 15, 2023

Early-Acceptance Deadline
January 15, 2024

General Deadline
March 15, 2024

Space Available Deadline
June 15, 2024

Applicants Notified
Within 6 weeks of application deadline

Information Sessions

Prospective HIHIM students can register for and attend an information session to learn more about the program.

Resource Access Pages

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Support Students

Help support future public health leaders today! Make a gift to Gretchen C. Murphy Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM) Student Support Fund.



The health informatics and health information management accreditor of the University of Washington is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The college’s accreditation for the baccalaureate degree in health informatics and health information management has been reaffirmed through 2030. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL 60601; by phone at 312-235-3255; or by email at

Program Outcomes:

Graduation Rate: 98%

Employment Rate: 86%
(within one year of graduation)

Student Satisfaction Rate: 100%