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

#2 U.S. News & World Report ranks our online bachelor's in health information management No. 2 in the nation
Our MS in biomedical visualization is the
oldest program of its kind and one of only
accredited graduate programs in North America
1st Our online master's in health informatics is the first online graduate program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education

Biomedical Visualization Programs

With a curriculum at the leading edge of science and technology, our Biomedical Visualization Master of Science program attracts students from diverse disciplines, such as biology, art, computer science, and the health/clinical sciences.
Name Type Description Apply
Minor in Life Science Visualization On Campus Harness digital media technology to create dynamic works of art that advance understanding Apply
MS in Biomedical Visualization On Campus Candidates who are strong in science and have excellent art skills can become experts in the visual communication of complex medical and scientific concepts Apply

Biomedical and Health Informatics Program

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, data and evidence to improve the quality and safety of patient care Apply
Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Informatics Online Enter with an advanced degree and work experience, and leave as trained informaticians ready to make an impact Apply
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Informatics Fundamentals Online Understand the essentials including healthcare information systems, patient safety, knowledge management and mobile health informatics Apply
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Data Science Informatics Online Build knowledge and skills for using data in various health industry organizations in the areas of health data, healthcare analytics, business intelligence, data visualization and population health Apply
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Leadership in Health Informatics Online Focus on leadership for healthcare organizations in adoption of healthcare technology Apply
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Mobile Health Informatics Online Focus on mobile and consumer health informatics including data literacy, mobile health applications, patient-generated data and healthcare analytics 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
MS in Health Information Management Online Become a specialist in the management of electronic health records, data and technology Apply

What makes us great

  • Interior of the UIC Library of the Health Sciences

    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

  • Sam Bond

    Sam Bond

    Teaches interactive visualization and helps students understand the power of drawing in learning anatomical content

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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

  • Andrew Boyd

    Andrew Boyd

    Researching data simplification to improve clinical outcomes and transforming the electronic health record system to engage patients in their own care

  • A dark skinned woman holding a folder of documents in a clinical setting

    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