2022 Master of Health Information Management Standards Revision Process


The first round of public comment closed on September 10, 2021.  CAHIIM would like to thank everyone who participated in the first comment period.

We anticipate that the 2nd Comment Period will begin in October 2021; so please look for communication from CAHIIM about this next comment period.

Current Standards Under Revision

2008 MHIM Standards

Proposed 2022 Master of Health Information Management Accreditation Standards

First Draft

Standards Crosswalk


CAHIIM develops and adopts Accreditation Standards that are the basis for programmatic review and
evaluation of degree granting programs in HI and HIM. The Standards provide the expectations and
requirements to establish a well-developed quality program.  Currently, the Master's degree programs in Health Information Management are evaluated under the 2008 MHIM Standards.

These standards are in the process of being revised by a diverse task force made up of CAHIIM Peer Reviewers, Health Information Management Accreditation Council (HIMAC) members, and program directors of MHIM programs.

The members of this volunteer work group are Mona Calhoun, Dr. Jude Haney, Dr. Debra Hamada, Anita Hazelwood, Jacqueline Moczygemba, Dr. Lisa Morton, Dr. Renae Spohn, and Dr. Amy Watters.

Standards Revision Work Group


Mona Calhoun


Dr. Jude Haney


Dr. Debra Hamada


Dr. Anita Hazelwood


Jacqueline Moczygemba


Dr. Lisa Morton


Dr. Renae Spohn


Dr. Amy Watters

For more information about CAHIIM's standards revision process, refer to CAHIIM Accreditation Manual.

CAHIIM Accreditation Manual

Project Timeline




Review of planning information, Committee charges, timelines
January 11, 2021
1st Open Comment Period
August 2, 2021 - September 10, 2021
2nd Open Comment Period
October 2021 - tentative
Open Hearing
October 27, 2021 - 1pm Central
Standards Reviewed and Approved by HIMAC
November 2021 - Tentative
2022 MHIM Standards Finalized
December 2021 - tentative
2022 MHIM Standards adopted by CAHIIM Board of Directors
December 2021 - tentative

The implementation timeline for the 2022 MHIM Standards will be added in the 2nd Comment Period launch.