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Standards Revision: 2010 Development Process

Undergraduate Degree: Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Programs

The development of each of the sets of Accreditation Standards includes input of relevant communities of interest and also a thorough review of current Standards by the Board of Commissioners. By CAHIIM policy requirements, the Standards are comprehensively reviewed at least every five years for improvement. The Board  will identify key topics and issues that require specific review and discussion.  The results of input from sources are considered as the Standards are reviewed and revised. A draft document will be provided for public comment.

Stakeholder Feedback in 2010

 The Quality Committee,  a standing committee of the Board of Commissioners monitors all of the Accreditation Standards. All comments about the Standards are forwarded to the Standards Quality Committee for consideration.

The Quality Committee of CAHIIM conducted their review during 2010, including a Standards Hearing held at the AHIMA Assembly on Education (AOE) Symposium in July 2010.  Additional input has been gathered from the AHIMA House of Delegates Higher Education and Workforce Committee, from the relevant professional communities of interest, program site visit results, educators and other stakeholders.

The 2005 HIM Standards History

The undergraduate HIM accreditation Standards for associate and baccalaureate degree programs in health information management (HIM) were adopted in 2005 when CAHIIM emerged from the previous Council on Accreditation.

Previous Standards Revision Timetable:

Following was the 2010 proposed timetable for the development and implementation process for the Standards of HIM Educational Programs for baccalaureate and associate degree programs.



Through November 1, 2010

Period ends for public consultation process

December 1, 2010

Quality Committee considers all submitted feedback

January 2011

CAHIIM Board publishes final draft for Public Comment Process