Saturday, January 16, 2010

CAHIIM (health informatics and information management)

Are you familiar with the acronym CAHIIM?

The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) recognizes degree-granting programs in Health Informatics and Information Management that have undergone a rigorous process of voluntary peer review and have met or exceeded the minimum Accreditation Standards as set by the CAHIIM. These programs are awarded accreditation status by the CAHIIM, which provides public recognition of such achievement.

CAHIIM Mission

CAHIIM advances the value of health informatics and information management through quality education by:
* Establishing and enforcing accreditation Standards
* Recognizing programs that meet the Standards
* Assessing student achievement
* Respecting educational innovation and diversity
* Recognizing academic institutions' autonomy
* Emphasizing the principle of volunteerism and peer review
* Embracing a culture of continuous quality improvement
Considering a graduate degree in health information management or health informatics? (not to be confused with medical informatics or biomedical informatics)

Definition: Health Information Management (HIM) at the master's degree level leads to executive level health information management, enterprise wide HIM leadership, administration, education or research. HIM is focused on the strategic and operational relevance and robustness of clinical information resources, workflow, and connectivity within the healthcare industry and public heath sectors.

Click here to see which academic programs are accredited by the CAHIIM.

Or, you can view this list (current as of 1/15/2010) of graduate programs that are accredited by the CAHIIM:
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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