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CAHIIM Accreditation Standards

Interpretation of Standards For Health Informatics - Master's Degree Education

2010 Interpretation of Standards for Health Informatics - Master's Degree

The Program Review Process for Initial Accreditation is available at the web page for Applying for Accreditation for Health Informatics Education.

Interpretation of Standards for Health Information Management (HIM) Education

Health information management (HIM) professionals have skills and competencies in health data management, information policy, information systems, administrative and clinical work flow. HIM is focused on operations management – essential to ensuring an accurate and complete medical record and cost effective information processing.

In acute care hospitals, HIM is often part of the team including the Information Technology (IT) staff and clinical informatics professionals that oversee electronic health records (EHRs).

HIM skills are critical to continuous quality improvement, regulatory requirements, and revenue cycle processes, ensuring the availability of accurate health data. The role of HIM in helping medical practices adopt electronic health records is growing and is an ideal skill set for EHR technical assistance.

HIM is a value-added “bridge” between clinicians, payors, regulators, patients, consumers and technology (EHRs, personal health records), with critical skills and competencies essential to building the nationwide health information network (NHIN) and health information exchanges (HIEs).

Access the following HIM Master's Standard link:

2008 Standards and Interpretations for Accreditation of Master's Degree Programs in Health Information Management (HIM)


Implementation Plan

Access the following 2012 HIM Associate and Baccalaureate Standards links:

2012 Standards and Interpretations for Accreditation of Associate Degree Programs in Health Information Management (HIM)

2012 Standards and Interpretations for Accreditation of Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Health Information Management (HIM)