Health Science Curriculum - 1st Open Public Comment
The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) is an accrediting organization that has independent authority in all actions pertaining to the accreditation of educational programs in health informatics and health information management. Achieving CAHIIM accreditation signifies that a program has fulfilled rigorous standards and that it equips students with the necessary skills for successful careers in the field. Starting in 2024, CAHIIM is expanding its accreditation services to include Health Science programs. The Health Science Accreditation Council is actively working on developing Accreditation Standards and a model curriculum to facilitate the review process. These Standards and curriculum are in the process of being made available for public comment.
CAHIIM – 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 develops and adopts Accreditation Standards that are the basis for programmatic review and evaluation of certain degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs. The Standards provide the expectations and requirements needed to establish a well-developed quality program.
Bachelor of Health Science Curriculum
CAHIIM welcomes public comments, edits, changes and feedback for the CAHIIM Bachelor of Health Science Curriculum. The process consists of two open periods for public comment, the first period will end on October 8, 2023. CAHIIM will consider and deliberate on every comment received and make any necessary modifications. The modified curriculum will then be released for the second public comment period that will run from October 30 – December 3, 2023.
The Health Science Model Curriculum consists of four facets. Under each facet, there are two option boxes. After reviewing the facet, check the 'No Change' option if you feel that no changes are needed and proceed forward. If you think that modifications are needed, please add your comments in the Enter Changes comment box.