What is HIT?

Reliable and valid health information is vital to the health care industry, to researchers, and legal and financial professionals.  Public health officials depend on medical records for information about disease patterns and general health conditions.  Hospitals depend on accurate medical records for patient care, health statistics, reimbursement and protection in medico-legal matters.


Washburn University's Health Information Technology program offers: 

  • Certificate in Health Information Coding
  • Associate of Science (AS) degree in Health Information Technology

These programs are online and require that you have access to the Internet and have basic computer skills. 

Graduates of this program will find a wide variety of exciting career opportunities in ambulatory health care facilities, industrial clinics, state and federal health agencies, skilled and intermediate care nursing facilities, the insurance industry, managed care organizations, and hospitals.

Program Outcomes


The following data is provided regarding the health information technology program offered by Washburn University. The data is based on graduates of the associate degree program during the period August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. 

     Associate of Science Degree

     Health Information Technology

     Department Allied Health

     Washburn University 


 2018‐2019 Graduate Data


Total Number of Students in the Program 2018-2019: 23

Number of Graduates 2018-2019: 10

Attrition Rate: 8.7%

Program Pass Rate for RHIT Exam (2018-2019 graduates) 100%

National First-time Pass Rate for RHIT Exam (8/1/18 - 7/31/19) 75%

Contact the Program Faculty

Michelle Shipley, Program Director          785.670.2174

Stacie Hawkins, Clinical Coordinator       785.670.2218

Logo for the Commission of Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

The Health Information Technology Associate degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL 60601. www.cahiim.org


Allied Health
Benton Hall, Room 107
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Ph: 785.670.2170
Or: 785.670.2176

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