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The B.S. in Health Informatics is designed for both healthcare and IT professionals who seek the skills and knowledge necessary to become valuable assets in the high-demand fields of health informatics and health information management. This challenging program combines concepts in healthcare, information technology, and leadership practice, teaching you the skills and knowledge you need to become a valuable designer, developer, and manager of health information systems. As an added benefit, this program also incorporates multiple industry-recognized certifications, including the AHIMA Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification.

Note: This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the AHIMA Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credentialing exam.

Western Governors University is:

  • Challenging—The ideal student is a motivated self-starter who can commit at least 15 to 20 hours per week to their studies.
  • NCATE Accredited—WGU is the first exclusively online teacher education institute to be approved by NCATE. The university is also regionally accredited.
  • Affordable and Nonprofit—Tuition is less than half the cost of other reputable online universities. Your tuition goes toward your education, not to shareholders.
  • Competency Based—An innovative learning model, designed for adult learners like you, that measures learning, not time spent in class.
  • Respected—Your degree coursework is relevant and up-to-date because it’s designed and developed in collaboration with industry experts.
  • Flexible and Online—With no set class times, you can log in and learn anytime, anywhere.

Accreditation Information

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Accredited—Western Governors University is regionally accredited.

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