Creating and transforming information in the healthcare industry

Biomedical and health information science isn’t just creating information—it’s turning that information into applicable knowledge and improving healthcare delivery. Our Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences prepares you for cutting-edge roles at the forefront of the healthcare arena.

Our innovative curriculum incorporates the newest ideas and technology, and constantly evolves to make sure our students leave prepared for positions as leaders in their field. Located in the heart of the Illinois Medical District, our students have access to clinical sites, professional associations, state-of-the-art facilities and a top-notch faculty with research expertise and real-world industry experience.

Stats and Facts

#8 ranked online bachelor's program in health information management by U.S. News & World Report
Our MS in biomedical visualization is the
2nd
oldest program of its kind and one of only
4
accredited graduate programs in North America
100% online, with more than 400 current students and 500 graduates our master's in health informatics program is the largest at UIC

Biomedical Visualization Programs

With a curriculum at the leading edge of science and technology, our biomedical visualization master's program attracts students from such disciplines as kinesiology, biology, art and computer science. The largest of only four accredited programs of its kind—as well as the second oldest—we produce leaders in medical and scientific visualization.
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MS in Biomedical Visualization On Campus For artists who have a knack for science. Become a master in communicating complex medical and scientific concepts. Apply

Biomedical and Health Informatics Programs

Our PhD in biomedical and health informatics prepares future academicians and healthcare industry leaders. We emphasize interdisciplinary, collaborative research and mentorship, developing scholars who solve complex knowledge management issues in healthcare.
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PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics On Campus For people with a passion for health information. Prepare to advance the discovery and application of new ideas in health information technology. Apply

Health Informatics Programs

Satisfy your interests in technology, health and research with a degree in health informatics. As clinicians become more reliant on information technology, the demand for health informaticians continues to grow. Graduates of our online Health Informatics programs are ready to lead their organizations in the use of technology strategies to improve patient care and safety.
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MS in Health Informatics Online Become an expert in linking information technology and communications to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Apply
Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Informatics Online Our students enter with advanced degrees and work experience, and leave as trained informaticians ready to make an impact on the healthcare industry. Apply

Health Information Management Programs

The need for specialists in electronic patient records continues to increase. Our on-campus and online health information management programs provide skilled instruction in the collection, management and use of information in healthcare systems, and prepare you to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam.
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BS in Health Information Management On Campus or Online Take the first step in becoming an expert in safeguarding critical and private patient data. Apply
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management Online Expand on your bachelor’s degree and get a solid foundation in using technology to manage healthcare data. Apply

What makes us great

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    Full online access to the UIC Library of the Health Sciences

    Library materials include 61,000 journal titles, monographs and audiovisual materials on medicine, nursing, pharmacology and other health professions

  • Christian Luciano

    Cristian Luciano

    Conducting research and development on virtual, mixed and augmented reality in engineering, dentistry and medicine for over 20 years

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    Qualify to take the RHIA exam

    Our accredited HIM programs prepare students for the Registered Health Information Administrators (RHIA) exam administered by the American Health Information Management Association

  • Annette Valenta

    Annette Valenta

    Developed UIC's model curriculum in informatics: the first national federally funded graduate-level specialization in health informatics and information management

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    Health Informatics Practicum

    Work with a preceptor to gain experience and earn course credit through the Health Informatics Practicum

  • Lois Hitchcock

    Lois Hitchcock

    A Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association and leading expert in healthcare management and business practices

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