Call for Comment

Revised 2018 Standards for Accreditation of Associate and Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Health Information Management

The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) announces proposed revisions to the 2018 Health Information Management Accreditation Standards for associate and baccalaureate degree programs.

Background for Standards Development

As a recognized accreditation organization by CHEA, CAHIIM is required to conduct a formal planned five-year review cycle of its Accreditation Standards. In 2017, a review of the 2012 Standards and Interpretations for Accreditation of Associate and Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Health Information Management was conducted by the CAHIIM Health Information Management Accreditation Council (HIMAC), with input from health information management educators, program directors, professionals, academic administrators, healthcare providers, employers, CAHIIM Peer Reviewers and CAHIIM staff.

The resulting revised set of Accreditation Standards are now released for public comment until 
Friday,
March 23, 2018.

Submit Comments via Survey Monkey

CAHIIM welcomes input from all stakeholders and to submit comments and changes for consideration using the following Survey Monkey Links:

Download the following Crosswalk information and 1st Draft Standards

Crosswalk: Comparison of 1st Draft 2018 Associate and Baccalaureate Standards to the
2012 Associate and Baccalaureate Standards

2018 1st Draft Standards for Accreditation of Associate Degree Programs

2018 1st Draft Standards for Accreditation for Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Standards Revision Process

A second 2nd Draft and Public Comment Period will be provided to ensure all opportunities for input have been received and fully considered prior to the final Standards implementation date.

Standards Revision Projected Timeline

The timeline below is in effect and may be subject to change.

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TIMING

CAHIIM announces revision of HIM Accreditation Standards, Newsletter: CAHIIM View, Health Information Management, Winter 2017.

February 2, 2017

HIMAC approves final proposed 2018 Standards for Accreditation from sub-committee. 

December 13, 2017

CAHIIM publishes 1st Draft of Proposed Accreditation Standards for associate and baccalaureate degree programs (60 days).

January 23, 2018

1st Draft Public Comments Period and community feedback due date.

March 23, 2018

HIMAC and sub-committee reviews and considers all community input. CAHIIM prepares Summary of Public Responses received in preparation for the 2nd Draft and Second Public Comment Period.

March 27, 2018

CAHIIM publishes 2st Draft revision of Proposed Accreditation Standards for 2nd Comment Period (30 days). 

April 23, 2018

2nd Draft Public Comment Period and community feedback due date.

May 23, 2018

HIMAC and sub-committee reviews and considers all community input. CAHIIM prepares Summary of Public Responses received in preparation for the 2nd Draft and Second Public Comment Period.

June 2, 2018

Board of Directors adopts final 2018 HIM Accreditation Standards.

June 2018


Implementation Dates

New programs and all CAHIIM Accredited programs will be provided implementation dates for using the final
2018 Standards when the 2nd Standards Draft is published.