Health Science Accreditation

Associate Degree



For over a decade, the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) has ensured that programs offering degrees in Health Informatics and Health Information Management meet and maintain high-quality educational standards. Accreditation from CAHIIM is highly regarded and demonstrates that a program has met rigorous criteria and prepares students for successful careers in the field.

CAHIIM has now expanded its accreditation services to include Health Science programs. The Health Science Accreditation Council has developed and is pleased to present the initial draft of the Accreditation Standards and curriculum facets for public comment.

Public Interest


CAHIIM serves the public interest by operating in a consistent manner with all applicable ethical, business and accreditation best practices. Accreditation is a voluntary, self-regulatory process by which nongovernmental associations recognize educational programs found to meet or exceed standards for educational quality. Accreditation also assists in the further improvement of these educational programs as related to resources invested, processes followed, and outcomes achieved.

CAHIIM establishes, upholds, and advances suitable standards of quality for postsecondary educational programs, aiming to supply the healthcare industry with competent and skilled professionals.

CAHIIM develops and adopts Accreditation Standards that are the basis for programmatic review and evaluation of degree granting programs. The Standards provide the expectations and requirements needed to establish a well-developed quality program.


Health Science

Accreditation Standards and Curriculum Facets


CAHIIM welcomes public comments, edits, changes and feedback for the Health Science Accreditation Standards and Curriculum Facets developed by the CAHIIM Health Science Accreditation Council.

Two opportunities will be provided for the public to submit comments. The first open public comment period will end on August 15, 2024. The Council will carefully evaluate all comments received during this period. Any necessary modifications will be made and the second draft will be released for a second open comment period which will run from October 7, 2024 to October 24, 2024. Any necessary changes will be incorporated and the final version of the Standards and the Curriculum Facets will be presented for approval by the CAHIIM Board of Directors in December.

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Project Timeline




1st Open Comment Period
July 15, 2024 - August 15, 2024
 Live Open Hearing 
July 22, 2024 at 12 PM (Central Time)
2nd Open Comment Period October 7, 2024 - October 24, 2024
Standards Reviewed and Approved by CAHIIM Board
December 2024 (tentative)
 Application Open January or February 2024 (tentative) 

To participate in the Open Comment Period, please click on the provided link below.


View and Submit Your Comments


Education programs use competencies to inform the curriculum and ensure all students can function at the competence level upon graduation.

By completing the form below, you will help confirm that the competencies and performance indicators clearly and accurately align with the core competence required of the Health Science graduate

Complete the form


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

CAHIIM Accreditation Manual

Questions: Please contact if you have any questions.