CGU SISATs Health Information Management Program Receives CAHIIM Approval

Published on Friday, May 15, 2009

Claremont, Ca. - The School of Information Systems and Technology (SISAT) is proud to announce that their Master’s in Health Information Management (MHIM) program has received approval from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Health Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM is the accrediting commission established in 2004 by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) designed to identify and maintain minimal education standards for health informatics and health information management programs.

“CAHIIM is just like WASC, AACSB or any other accrediting body,” said Matt Hutter, Director of External Affairs for SISAT. “This approval provides a great deal of legitimacy to the program that we’ve developed and we are very proud to be one of only six master’s programs in the nation to hold this distinction.” Approval is the first step towards program accreditation. To date, there are no accredited master’s degree programs in HIM, though site visits are set to begin this summer. “Having CAHIIM approval in HIM is similar to holding AACSB accreditation for MBA programs,” Hutter explained. “It is something that indicates a standard of quality, relevance and academic rigor. It is also something employers and prospective