Saturday, September 4, 2010

UIC receives CAHIIM accreditation

Chicago, IL (July 16) – The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is pleased to announce that the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) has accredited its online Master of Science degree in Health Informatics. The UIC program is the first master level degree program to receive CAHIIM accreditation. Prior to receiving accreditation, UIC was one of only six master programs to be approved by CAHIIM.

"We are thrilled to receive CAHIIM accreditation for our online Master of Science in Health Informatics program," says Department Head Dr. Larry Pawola. "The CAHIIM accreditation process requires our program to meet a very high educational standard; our accreditation status reflects both the overall quality of our online master’s program, and our ability to deliver valuable advanced education in an online format. We are pleased UIC is recognized as being the leader in health informatics education."

Students in the UIC online Master of Science in Health Informatics program (non-research track) can graduate after earning as few as 45 credits delivered through 14 courses. Since the master’s program started in fall 1999, student enrollment has grown to over 250 active students.

The online program is designed to appeal to working professionals. It offers a unique combination of academics, practical education and technology leadership skills that enables the effective utilization of information technologies to support the delivery of exceptional patient care.

"Our CAHIIM accreditation demonstrates our commitment to offering only the highest-quality educational experience for our admitted students," says Dr. Pawola. "Students can be certain that their UIC degree represents the opportunity to be a true leader in the evolving and growing health informatics field.”

About The UIC College of Applied Health Sciences

The College of Applied Health Sciences (CAHS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is located in the heart of University’s Health Sciences campus just west of Chicago’s downtown area. The College was established in 1979 and offers baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees, including online bachelor's degree completion, online master's degree programs and online post-master's degree certificate programs in Health Informatics and Health Information Management. Learn more about the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences and the available online programs at

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