Health Informatics

Health informatics (HI) graduate programs focus on information systems, informatics principles, and information technology as applied to the continuum of healthcare delivery. Health Informatics graduate programs demonstrate uniqueness by offering varied options for practice or research.

Process Introduction

The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) studied the issues and needs of programmatic accreditation at the graduate level in health informatics and incorporated the work of a blue ribbon Health Informatics Workgroup in 2008 and a CAHIIM Health Informatics Committee in 2009 consisting of four appointed Commissioners to the CAHIIM Board representing health informatics educators and practitioners. Recognizing that there is a significant difference among the health informatics knowledge domains, a variety of interpretations of health informatics curricula across academic institutions, and that both the field of health informatics as a formal discipline and as an academic program are evolving, a set of curricular components are used to form curriculum guidelines.