Curriculum Requirements for Accreditation

NOTICE: AHIMA CEE Baccalaureate Curriculum Competency Changes and CAHIIM Implementation

2014 HIM Baccalaureate Curriculum Competency Changes
Subject: Bloom’s Taxonomy level 5 and 6 competencies changes

The AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) has approved the taxonomic level coordinated changes submitted in late Fall 2017 by the Consortium of Baccalaureate and Graduate Health Informatics & Information Management Educators.

A 30 day comment period was concluded in early 2018 and feedback reviewed by the CEE Curriculum Workgroup. Proposed changes also sent to the AHIMA HIMR Baccalaureate Curriculum Group for comment. Final changes presented at the March 2018 Consortium of Baccalaureate and Graduate Health Informatics & Information Management Educators meeting.

A webinar was conducted on March 26, 2018 “CEE/CAHIIM Preview of Pending Curriculum Competency Changes in Baccalaureate Programs”

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The AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education (CEE). An AHIMA council established in 2011 as the leading force in education strategy for the profession, guiding the academic community through improvements to education, coursework, and the curricula of associate, baccalaureate, and graduate programs in HIM and related studies. The CEE has developed a tool-kit to assist programs with the transition to the 2014 AHIMA/CEE Academic Competencies. Each of these tools is labeled in the AHIMA CourseShare under the heading of Curriculum Development Tool-Kit according to program level.

CAHIIM Implementation

The affected baccalaureate degree competency changes are in effect after May 2, 2018 for the following stages in the program review process. Revised Process Forms will be available on this date.

Initial Accreditation:

All new program applicants for Candidacy Status after May 2, 2018.

Continuing Accreditation

1. Progress Reports:

Program Information submitted will be reviewed under the new requirements after this date.

2. Continuing Programs in Application (Comprehensive Program Review process):

Programs in progress will all be reviewed by the Health Information Management Accreditation Council (HIMAC) under the new requirements after this date.

CAHIIM is not responsible for accreditation information, consultations or presentations that are not provided by CAHIIM staff.


CAHIIM Accreditation System (CAS)

PROCESS FORMS ONLY: For Applicants in the Accreditation Process for Initial or Continuing Accreditation

The 2014 CAHIIM HIM Curriculum Requirements templates files below are to be used for current applicant programs only in the accreditation process and in coordination with the most current policies and procedures presented in the annual CAHIIM Accreditation Process Conference designed for applicants.

2014 HIM Master’s Degree Curriculum Requirements

HIM Masters Curriculum Requirements

2014 HIM Baccalaureate Degree Curriculum Requirements

HIM Baccalaureate Curriculum Requirements

2014 HIM Associate Degree Curriculum Requirements

HIM Associate Curriculum Requirements