Next Start Date:
January 4, 2017
This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.
This course covers the revenue cycle management of health information administration.
You have the option of completing this certificate program over one year or two. You must complete all 16 courses to earn the certificate.
You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.
Foundations for Healthcare Vocabularies (HIHIM 407)
Disease Concepts for Managers (HIHIM 409)
Organizational Theory in Health Facilities (HIHIM 450)
Legal Concepts for Health Fields (HIHIM 470)
Management Concepts With HIM Applications (HIHIM 408)
Introduction to Health Care Systems & Health Data Systems (HIHIM 410)
Health Care Coding (HIHIM 412)
Revenue Cycle Management (HIHIM 413)
Health Care Computer Systems & Electronic Health Records (HIHIM 420)
Management Project I (HIHIM 460)
Management, Problem-Solving & Decision-Making (HIHIM 480)
Health Information Systems Analysis (HIHIM 421)
Professionalism & Leadership (HIHIM 455)
Choose One of Two Sections
Quality Assurance & Research in Health Care (HIHIM 456)
Management Project II (HIHIM 462)
Certificate in Health Informatics & Health Information Management
Developed in partnership with the UW Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.
View this program's advisory board.
Each of our programs uses an advisory board to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. By tapping the minds of the top thinkers, doers and leaders in the field, we offer a transformational learning experience. The following individuals serve as the advisory board for this program.
Sally Beahan, R.H.I.A., Director, Patient Data Services, University of Washington Medical Center
Rovy Branon, Vice Provost, University of Washington Continuum College
Ellen Cadwell, Director, Health Informatics & Information Management, Shoreline Community College
James Condon, Ed.D., R.H.I.A., C.T.R., Faculty, Health Informatics & Information Management, University of Washington
Karen English, R.H.I.A., Decision Support Analyst, Swedish Medical Center
Becky Foley, RHIA Administrative Director, Health Information Services Virginia Mason Medical Center
Nancy Gladish, R.H.I.T., Director, Health Information Management, Swedish Medical Center
Sheila Green-Shook, M.H.A., R.H.I.A., C.H.P., Director, Health Information Management, Evergreen Healthcare
Mary Alice Hanken, Ph.D., R.H.I.A., Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Washington
Susan Helbig, M.A., R.H.I.A., Director, Medical Record Services, Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System
Linda Heller, R.H.I.A., C.P.C., Compliance Specialist Corporate Responsibility, Franciscan Health System/NW Division Catholic Health Initiatives
Eric Irvin, MBA, Assistant Director, UW Professional & Continuing Education
Larry Kessler, Chair, Health Services
Rhona Moses, Director, Group Health Cooperative
Gretchen Murphy, M.Ed., R.H.I.A., F.A.H.I.M.A., Program Director, Degree and Certificate Programs in Health Informatics and Health Information Management; Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Washington
Carole L. Okamoto, M.B.A., R.H.I.A., C.P.H.Q., Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Washington; Principal, C.O. Concepts, Inc.
Clemente Salazar, RHIA, Privacy Consultant, Group Health
Marsha Steele, Senior Lecturer, Health Informatics & Health Information Management
Susan Stubbs, R.H.I.A., Director, Health Information and Privacy, Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.
Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.
Not available for this course
Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, which allows you to participate in class activities, assignments and discussions on your schedule, from anywhere. Experience cutting-edge technology and a supportive, diverse learning community.
This course is part of a certificate program. You can take this course without enrolling in the certificate program, but it won't automatically count toward earning the certificate. To apply to the full certificate program instead, visit the Certificate in Health Informatics & Health Information Management page.
To apply to this course, you’ll need to submit the following:
We accept course applicants on a space-available basis and will email you before the first class to let you know if you’ve been accepted. If accepted, you’ll need to pay the course fee to complete your registration.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.* A satisfactory GPA of 2.5 for all academic work is preferred. However, demonstrated levels of professional competency necessary to successfully complete the certificate program may be used to satisfy the GPA requirement.
Applicants must have taken the following courses or have the equivalent knowledge or skills: human anatomy and physiology (lab recommended); statistics in any discipline; and medical terminology. These courses should be completed before entering the program. When reviewing your application, we’ll take into consideration how many of these courses were completed by the time of your application and what your grades were in each.
*Students who have not completed a bachelor’s degree may seek admission to the Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Health Information Management program.
A nationwide criminal background search is mandatory for all accepted applicants. Names of accepted students will be submitted for a background check.
All applicants accepted to the Certificate in Health Informatics & Information Management are required to show documentation of protection against a number of vaccine-preventable diseases. This must be completed by the end of the first quarter of the certificate. This fee will separately appear in your student “Tuition Account Balance” section of MyUW.
If you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have basic English language skills to participate in this program. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.
To enroll in this program, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. If you apply and are accepted, we will send you an I-20 form, which enables you to apply for an F-1 visa. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
Each HIHIM student must own a laptop computer (Mac or PC) for use in courses. Laptops should have Wi-Fi (wireless) installed and include the following: a current Microsoft Windows or Mac operating system and Microsoft Office 2007 or higher (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access). Student should also have a current version of Internet Explorer.
Please read the full HIHIM Program Technology and Computer Proficiency Requirements for further information.
You earn the certificate by regularly attending class and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Completing Your Program.
University of Washington, Seattle main campus
This course may earn you 3.0 college credits -