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Health Information Management Standards

HIM Standards for the Associate and Baccalaureate Level:

CAHIIM has announced its release of the new 2018 HIM Standards for the Associate and Baccalaureate level programs. These Standards were released on March 1, 2019.

CAHIIM HIM Standards Implementation Schedule for Continuing Accreditation:

 

Next Review Cycle Notification Letter Date:
Comprehensive Program Review
for Continuing Accreditation 
 Curriculum
(AHIMA/CEE) version
CAHIIM Standards
version 
 APAR Report Year
(curriculum verification)
         
 2019-2020  Spring 2019 Letter  2014  2012  N/A
         
 2020-2021  February 2020 Letter  2018 (must be documented by the program's Self-Assessment due date in 2021)  2018  January 2022
         
 All CAHIIM Accredited Programs  As of September 1, 2021, all CAHIIM HIM accredited programs must be compliant with the 2018 CAHIIM Standards and 2018 AHIMA/CEE Curriculum.  January 2022
         
 2021-2022 and later  February 2021 Letter and later  2018  2018  January 2022
 

CAHIIM HIM Standards Implementation Date for Initial Accreditation:

 

Developing and Applicant Programs Standards & Curriculum Version  Date of Implementation 
 Initial Programs Applying for Candidacy Status  Programs will be responsible for the 2018 CAHIIM Standards and 2018 AHIMA/CEE Curriculum.  March 1, 2019

2018 CAHIIM HIM Associate and Baccalaureate Standards

2018 HIM Bacc icon 2018 Accreditation Standards for HIM Baccalaureate Degree Programs

2018 HIM Assoc icon 2018 Accreditation Standards for HIM Associate Degree Programs

2018 Associate and Baccalaureate HIM Standards and Compliance Guide

During the creation of the 2018 HIM Standards, a compliance guide was constructed to help programs understand the requirements of each of the new Standards. The compliance guide provides supporting information to address each Standard. The compliance guide provides the verbiage of each standard, followed by the compliance guide information.

2018 HIM Baccalaureate Degree Standards and Compliance Guide: 

2018 Compliance Guide for Accreditation Standards for HIM Baccalaureate Degree Programs

2018 HIM Associate Degree Standards and Compliance Guide:

2018 Compliance Guide for Accreditation Standards for HIM Associate Degree Programs

2012 HIM Associate and Baccalaureate Standards:

2012_HIM_Assoc_Stndrds 2012 Standards and Interpretation for Accreditation of HIM Associate Degree Programs

2012_HIM_Bacc_Stndrds 2012 Standards and Interpretation for Accreditation of HIM Baccalaureate Degree Programs


2008 Graduate HIM Standards  

Currently the Graduate degree programs in Health Information Management are evaluated under the 2008 HIM Standards. Health information management (HIM) graduate programs focus on the skills and competencies in health data management, information policy, information systems, administrative and clinical work flow. Health information management graduate programs focus on operations management essential to ensuring an accurate and complete medical record and cost-effective information processing.

2008_HIM_Masters_Stndrds 2008 Standards and Interpretation for Accreditation for HIM Masters Programs