Health Information Management education occurs in academic programs awarding associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Each of these degree programs has a set of accreditation standards that ensure the quality of the education. Graduation from these education programs are the beginning of a career in health information management.
Graduation from CAHIIM Accredited programs enable HIM professionals to be eligible to obtain certifications that enhance their careers. See the American Health Information Management Association HIM Certifications website page for additional information regarding eligibility for certification.
Health Information Management professionals may practice in health care, health information systems industry, health information management education programs, health finance and billing services, and health information standards and policy development. Their practice connects clinical, operational, and administrative functions in health care. They work on the classification of disease and interventions to ensure their standardization for use in clinical, financial, and legal purposes.
CAHIIM attends and presents at health information management conferences concerning their accreditation processes and their Standards for Accreditation. Check the Events page to see the details of these conferences.
Call to Action: Career Paths
CAHIIM calls for the development of a stakeholder-endorsed career paths model that incorporates multiple, coordinated career paths for informatics professionals in healthcare. Click on the link below to learn more.