Accreditation for Health Information Management Program

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HIM Program Accreditation


NWACC's Health Information Management (HIM) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Graduating from a CAHIIM accredited program offers employers assurance that you have the expected professional knowledge and skills, and have experienced a curriculum that is relevant to today's electronic health record (EHR) environment.

A graduate is required to have completed an accredited CAHIIM program in order to be eligible to take the AHIMA professional HIM Certification Exam and become certified.
 

About CAHIIM:

The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) strives to provide the public with effective and consistent quality monitoring of health informatics and health information management programs through maintenance of accreditation processes. CAHIIM is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Where can I obtain additional information about CAHIIM accreditation? 

Visit: cahiim.org/accreditation


The NWACC HIM Program RHIT pass rate:

Year NWACC Students National
2016 70% 67%
2017 100% 69%
2018 100% 76%

* 2016 First year of CAHIIM accreditation

The NWACC HIM Program Retention Rate 2017-2018:

83% - Retention rate
17% - Non-academic attrition
0% - Academic attrition

The NWACC HIM Program Graudation Rate 2017-2018

83% Graduation rate