Application for the CAHIIM HIM Future Education Model Demonstration Program

Health Information Management (HIM) programs interested in becoming an HIM Demonstration Program for the Future Education Model will be invited to submit their application from July 31 to October 3, 2023.

CAHIIM is developing standards and competencies for a new HIM education model to advance the profession and protect student interests. Before full implementation of the 2025 HIM Standards and the new competencies, CAHIIM invites programs to participate as a Future Education Model Demonstration Program to build a community of early adopters. 

Early adopters of the 2025 HIM Standards and competencies will participate in several competency-based education (CBE) training sessions and help shape future education by sharing ideas and CBE learning activities and assessments with other programs. Demonstration programs will also be invited to participate in scholarly activities to promote knowledge translation.

 Interested programs will complete the Demonstration Program Application by October 3, 2023. No application fee is required.

Demonstration Program Selection Process

  • Blinded applications will be reviewed by a CAHIIM-appointed Volunteer Working Group and staff will notify the program whether the application has been approved by the end of November 2023.
  • CAHIIM is seeking up to 40 programs representing various geographical locations, program levels (Associate, Baccalaureate and Master level), program size and proposed program structure for the demonstration programs. CAHIIM will be running the demonstration programs through two different Cohorts.

Demonstration Program Expectations and Deadlines:

  • February 27, 2024, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm CST: Participate in a mandatory webinar introduction to CBE.
  • April 2024: Participate in a mandatory 1.5-day in-person workshop on the new HIM standards and CBE training. To be updated with dates and location.
  • September 30, 2024: Cohort 1 will submit a self-assessment.
  • November 20, 2024: Cohort 2 will submit a self-assessment.
  • Starting March 2025: Site visits will begin.
  • Assist CAHIIM in obtaining graduate, educator, and employer data.
  • Programs participating in this program will be reaccredited under the HIM 2025 Accreditation Standards and will be required to pay the reaccreditation fees and travel expenses associated with attending the in-person CBE workshop.
All HIM programs will be required to come into compliance with the HIM FEM Standards and competencies by September 30, 2025.