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Health Informatics Accreditation Scholarship

Through its collaboration with the American Medical Informatics Association (“AMIA”), CAHIIM is pleased to offer the opportunity for qualified master’s in health informatics programs to apply for a scholarship to cover the costs associated with applying for CAHIIM accreditation. The scholarship is funded by AMIA and covers the cost of the application, candidacy, and site visit fee*. Prior to applying, programs should ensure that the program meets the professional curriculum content and quality of the program as measured by the Health Informatics Accreditation Standards. Up to four scholarships will be awarded in 2024 to qualified programs.

More information about accreditation and the Health Informatics Accreditation Standards can be found on the CAHIIM website, here.

*Programs pay travel costs associated with the on-site visit.

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Application Information


Please note the following when  considering applying for the scholarship and accreditation:

  • The sponsoring institution must be accredited by a regional or national accrediting institutional agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to offer a degree.

  • The Program Director must be a full-time employee with the institution and must have a PhD or equivalent. 

  • A completed Synopsis of Curriculum must be provided with the application.

  • A Curriculum Self Evaluation Tool ( CSET) provided

    • Two courses (an Introductory course and an advanced course ) mapped in the CSET and the syllabi for these two mapped courses must be included with the application.

Important Application Deadlines


Completed applications must be received by September 1, 2024. Applications will be evaluated by an independent committee of qualified health informatics professionals who are not affiliated with CAHIIM. 


Applicants will be notified about the Committee’s decision by October 1, 2024.

Benefits


The scholarship will cover the cost of the application fee, candidacy fee and site visit fee for initial accreditation. 


In addition, programs awarded the scholarship will also receive the following complimentary registrations during the candidacy period:

Two (2) registrations to the annual CAHIIM Process Conference.
Two (2) registrations to the annual CAHIIM Fall Summit.

Fees will also be waived for two qualified candidates to apply for a CAHIIM Fellowship and Badging through the CAHIIM Faculty Fellowship Program and the Faculty Badging Program.

Scholarship programs can also utilize the CAHIIM Job Posting services free of charge during the candidacy period.