Health Informatics Accreditation

Health informatics (HI) graduate programs focus on information systems, informatics principles, and information technology as applied to the continuum of healthcare delivery. Health Informatics graduate programs demonstrate uniqueness by offering varied options for practice or research.

Accreditation provides an effective and consistent quality monitoring process, tools for assessing continuous quality improvement, and data representing key information pertinent to describing informatics educational programs to the public. Accreditation also assures that educational standards and core competencies are met in support of learning so that Health Informatics programs are accurately represented to students, faculty, and the health care industry.

AMIA is a member of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) as an organizational member to support Accreditation Standards for masters' degree programs in health informatics.  The CAHIIM Health Informatics Accreditation Council (HIAC) is comprised of subject matter experts with extensive training and experience in informatics who are responsible for Standards for Accreditation of Master's Degree Programs in Health Informatics. 

AMIA's participation in health informatics' accreditation ensures that informatics will retain a professional identity distinct from health information management (HIM) and health information technology (HIT).  For more information please contact AMIA Vice President of Education and Academic Affairs Jeffrey J. Williamson, M.Ed. at jeff@amia.org.

To learn about CAHIIM accreditation or apply for accreditation for your Health Informatics master degree program, please visit the CAHIIM website at www.cahiim.org/hi/hi.html.