2018 Health Information Management Accreditation Standards

CAHIIM announces the release and implementation of the 2018 Accreditation Standards for Health Information Management (HIM) Associate, and Baccalaureate Degree Programs.

Undergraduate Education

2018 Accreditation Standards for Baccalaureate Degree Programs

2018 Accreditation Standards for Associate Degree Programs

Implementation Schedule

The following implementation schedule is in effect for all listed programs and applications in the
Accreditation Process.

Report or Application
Process

Implementation
Date

Standards
Version

Standards Decision

2021 APAR Report (Accredited programs only)

2021

2021 Online Reporting system will verify curriculum competencies used in all programs. Non-compliant programs may be placed on Probationary Accreditation and assigned a Focus Review (site visit).

2018

Accreditation Application
(Initial–Programs In Progress)

From the date of achieving CAHIIM Candidacy Status

2012 Standards and 2014 Curriculum

2012

Accreditation Application (Continuing–Programs In Progress)

2019-2020 program review cycle and prior.
 
(A program’s date for Next Review is listed in the APAR System Directory Profile)

2012 Standards and 2014 Curriculum

2012

Accreditation Application (Continuing Programs)

Beginning with the 2020-2021 program review cycle.
 
(A program’s date for Next Review is listed in the APAR System Directory Profile)

2018 Standards and Curriculum

2018

Applications for Candidacy Status

Beginning March 1, 2019

2018 Standards and Curriculum

2018

The Implementation process will continue through 2020 in order to complete updating of reports, systems, training of CAHIIM Peer Reviewers and developing guidance documents and resources.

Resources

2018 Compliance Guide for Accreditation Standards - HIM Associate (PDF)

2018 Compliance Guide for Accreditation Standards - HIM Baccalaureate (PDF)

Historical Resources

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

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


2008 Health Information Management Accreditation Standards

Graduate Education

Health information management (HIM) graduate programs focus on the skills and competencies in health data management, information policy, information systems, administrative and clinical work flow. Health information management graduate programs focus on operations management essential to ensuring an accurate and complete medical record and cost-effective information processing.

Standards and Interpretations for Accreditation of Master’s Degree Programs in Health Information Management

HIM Masters Degree Standards