Colleges

The state of Kansas contains five institutions that provide degrees in Health Information Management. Three of the institutions, Hutchinson Community College, Neosho County Community College and Washburn University, provide associate degrees in Health Information Technology. The University of Kansas Medical Center and University of Saint Mary provides a bachelors degree in Health Information Management.

National Accredited/Approved HIMS Programs

Colleges / Programs 
Hutchinson Community College

The Health Information Management Program at Hutchinson Community College is located in Hutchinson, Kansas, a south central Kansas city of approximately 45,000 people. Founded in 1928, the institution is a comprehensive community college serving Reno, McPherson, Harvey, and part of Rice counties.

The Health Information Management Program is designed for persons interested in pursuing a career which combines skills in: (1) operating computers and word processing, (2) interpreting and analyzing medical information and terms, (3) assigning ICD-10 CM/PCS as well as CPT codes to insure accurate reimbursement, (4) handling legal questions regarding consent for treatment and release of information, and (5) managing and maintaining the many components of health record systems and the personnel required for these systems to function. The program includes both traditional and non-traditional students and is provided online regardless of student's location.

Contact:

Bonnie Folkerts, MS, RHIT
Program Director
Health Information Technology
Phone: 620-694-2455
Email: folkertsb@hutchcc.edu
Washburn University

Washburn University, located in Topeka, Kansas is a premier public Midwest regional teaching institution recognized as a community leader in providing a superior student-centered, teaching-focused learning experience, preparing graduates for success in their chosen profession and stimulating economic vitality.

Washburn offers course work leading to an Associate of Science Degree in Health Information Technology and a certificate of completion program in ICD-10 and CPT coding. Students in the CAHIIM accredited Health Information Technology Program benefit from the highly-specialized academic knowledge of our faculty and from area health care agency experts in the professional practice setting. The program is available to traditional and non-traditional students and includes a distance learning option.

Contact:

Michelle Shipley, MS, RHIA, CCS
Program Director
Health Information Technology
Phone: (785) 670-2174
Email: michelle.shipley@washburn.edu
The University of Kansas

Founded in the 1970s, the Department of Health Information Management at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KU-HIM) has a rich history of educating baccalaureate prepared HIM practitioners throughout Kansas. The traditional 2+2 program is classroom-based with hybrid and online learning options available for some courses. Students typically complete two years of prerequisites and general education at the accredited college or university of their choice followed by two years at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. An online option is also available for working health professionals. Typically 100% of graduates from this program are employed or enrolled in a graduate degree program within 6 months of graduation, although many students are hired into jobs at graduation. The KU-HIM program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

Online RHIT to RHIA Progression Program
The goal of this online academic program is to expedite completion of a bachelor of science in health information management and access to the RHIA certification exam for working health professionals. Individualized plans are created for students based on prior academic and work experiences. The KUMC-HIM approach provides classroom experience in the online environment for the adult learner. Please visit the RHIT-to-RHIA website.


Interested students should contact the HIM Advisor at him@kumc.edu or through Connect with Us on the website.

Contact:

Norbert Belz, PhD, RHIA
Department Chair
Phone: 913-588-2434
Fax: 913-588-2428
Email: nbelz@kumc.edu
Neosho County Community College

Neosho County Community College is a full-service community college with a main campus located in Chanute, KS and a satellite campus in Ottawa, KS. Our mission is to enrich the community and the lives of our students. Our program is available online making it assessable to students regardless of their geographic location.

Neosho County Community College has one of the lowest costs per credit hour of any CAHIIM accredited Associate of Applied Science Degree program in the state of Kansas. Our highly qualified faculty members have many years of experience as health information technology professionals and they possess a strong desire to help students succeed. In addition to the Health Information Technology Degree, we also offer Healthcare Coding and Healthcare Documentation and Transcription certificate programs.

Contact:

Richard Ryan, MHS/HS, RHIT
Program Director
Health Information Technology
Phone: (785) 242-2068
Email: rryan@neosho.edu
The University of Saint Mary

The bachelors program in Health Information Management at the University of Saint Mary was accredited in November of 2014. The HIM program is offered in either an on-campus or online format. The on-campus program is located on 200 acres adjacent to K-7 and across from the Leavenworth VA Hospital and CPAC. It is a 2-year program with students beginning their junior year and, since our program is on our main campus, you can complete your general education requirements while you are taking HIM coursework. The USM-HIM program only has two prerequisites: 1) Anatomy and Physiology; and 2) an overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale. The USM-HIM program is also offered in an online format consisting of 8-week sessions. Both the on-campus and online programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Heath Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and will allow you to sit for the RHIA credentialing examination.

Contact:

Sheila Hammonds, MBA, RHIA
Program Director
Phone: 913-758-4325
Email: sheila.hammonds@stmary.edu
http://online.stmary.edu/