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HIM Accreditation Council Members

The HIM Accreditation Council (HIMAC) makes recommendations on program reviews through established processes. They review and revise the HIM Accreditation Standards (at least every five years) in conjunction with the Board. They abide by the core values and code of conduct for CAHIIM decision-makers and contribute to the CAHIIM year-end summary. The HIMAC oversees the Peer Reviewers who serve the Council by establishing and maintaining a set of qualifications for Peer Reviewers, approving appointment of new Peer Reviewers, and reviewing site visitors and program evaluations.

The Council holds at least one face-to-face meetings annually and monthly conference calls to handle the caseload of reviews.

Qualifications of Council Members


  1. Have experience as an educator and demonstrate proven education leadership.  

  2. For a practitioner, has served as adjunct faculty or educational program advisory board member in the discipline represented by the Accreditation Council

  3. Hold a terminal degree in the field related to the Council’s scope of accreditation

  4. Exhibit exemplary ethical behavior in professional and personal matters

  5. No removal from any employment or leadership position due to ethical or legal issues.

  6. No simultaneous service with other groups that may represent a conflict of interest with CAHIIM’s activities, such as a certification board for the discipline represented

  7. No employment with the Member organization

  8. No concurrent service as a director of any Member Organization’s Board of Directors or similar body

  9. Agreement to abide by CAHIIM’s requirements concerning confidentiality, conflicts, dualities, and fiduciary responsibility

  10. Agreement to abide by the core values and code of conduct for CAHIIM decision-makers


  1. Innovative thinking

  2. Team player

  3. Demonstrated broad knowledge base in the discipline

  4. Possessing excellent oral and written communication skills

  5. Experience as a peer reviewer

  6. Doctoral degree for Health Information Management