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Health Informatics Competency Driven Education

Programs are encouraged to review their health informatics curriculum and compare current curriculum content with AMIA’s core competencies (Foundational Domains). The AMIA Foundational Domains are intended to be used for health informatics curriculum development and accreditation assessment for masters level graduate education in health informatics education.

For the purposes of CAHIIM Accreditation, students in the health informatics discipline should have working knowledge and competency of these foundational domains as they define and affect the practice of health informatics. The program graduate is expected to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that exist in the following domains:

  • Health
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Social and Behavioral Science
  • Health Information Science and Technology
  • Human Factors and Socio-technical Systems
  • Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health
  • Social, Behavioral, and Information Science and Technology Applied to Health
  • Professionalism
  • Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
  • Leadership

As with all other health professions, the work of health informaticians affects the health, safety, and effectiveness of those working and being cared for within the system of health care delivery.

For more information about the Health Informatics Core Competencies and Domains read:

AMIA 2017 Core Competencies for Health Informatics Education at the Masters Degree Level

CAHIIM Self Evaluation Tool (CSET)

The CAHIIM Self Evaluation Tool is an Excel (2016) workbook that is used for CAHIIM program curriculum assessment. It is a mapping document that describes what is learned and observed in a Masters of Health Informatics program. The CSET also includes a heat map that will allow the program to see what their areas of concentration/focus are in the AMIA’s Foundational Domains.

The CAHIIM Self Evaluation Tool is required for the CAHIIM application and used to assess the program curriculum once the program is in Candidacy for CAHIIM accreditation.


Download and review the CSET instructions below before you start using the tool:

CSET Instructions

Download the CSET workbook below:

CSET 2019

Additional resources:

www.AMIA.org