CAHIIM welcomes public comments, edits, changes and feedback for the Bachelors of Science in Health Informatics (BSHI) accreditation standards. There will be two open periods for public comment. The first comment period will open September 19, 2022. In addition to the open comment periods, CAHIIM will also sponsor an Open Forum to discuss the Standards.
The Baccalaureate Informatics Standards were developed by the CAHIIM Bachelors of Science in Health Informatics Standards Workgroup and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Bachelor Accreditation Committee.
Comments from stakeholders were collected during the first public comment period, which took place from September 19 - November 18, 2022, as well as an open hearing, which was held on November 3, 2022.
The workgroup reviewed all comments, from the first comment period and the open hearing, and considered each comment as it related to an individual standard, the standards as a whole, and CAHIIM accreditation requirements. As a result of the comments received, some standards were modified.
A 2nd open comment period concluded on January 6, 2023. Comments are currently being reviewed and will be taken into consideration for the final version of the BSHI accreditation standards.
CAHIIM would like to thank those who participated in the open comment periods and the open hearing.
The final BSHI accreditation standards will be available here once finalized and approved.