Health Information Technology

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.


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The Health Information Technology Associate degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601. www.cahiim.org