Baker College student facing a computer monitor that is displaying a medical record example.
The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education has granted accreditation to the new 100% online Health Information Technology (HIT) program at Baker College.
A recent and comprehensive program review conducted by the Health Information Management Accreditation Council and the CAHIIM Board of Directors has recognized the program’s substantial compliance with the nationally established CAHIIM Health Information Management Accreditation Standards.
“The Commission recognizes you and your colleagues for your commitment to continuous quality improvement in higher education, as demonstrated by your participation in programmatic accreditation,” wrote Mervat Abdelhak, Chair of the CAHIIM Board of Directors, in a letter to president Bart Daig.
“Our previous on-campus HIT program was accredited and we are so proud that our new online HIT program has also been granted accreditation by CAHIIM,” said Tanya Lewis, Dean of the College Health Sciences. “Offering accredited online HIT programming with a new curriculum that will serve students throughout the country is awesome news!”
Students of Baker College’s two-year HIT program develop skills in the areas of health data management, information policy, information systems, and administrative and clinical workflow to secure accurate and complete medical records and cost-effective information processing.
CAHIIM strives to provide the public with effective and consistent quality monitoring of academic programs in health information management (HIM) and health informatics (HI) through the maintenance of accreditation policies and processes. For more information about CAHIIM and accreditation, visit www.cahiim.org.
For information on the online HIT program at Baker College, visit the College’s Health Information Technology webpage.