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Accreditation Adds Value

The Peirce College Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and the Health Information Administration program is pending accreditation review. CAHIIM is an independent accrediting organization that establishes and enforces quality accreditation standards for Health Informatics and Health Information Management educational programs. 

An independent organization that accredits institutes of higher learning, CAHIIM establishes and enforces strict Accreditation Standards for Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIM) education programs. Accredited organizations like Peirce College have demonstrated academic quality. CAHIIM-accredited programs educate students on the requisite skills and instill the proper knowledge to make them highly marketable to employers in the healthcare field. Employers receive assurance that graduates of such programs are prepared to step into a role in the modern electronic health record environment. Peirce has achieved CAHIIM accreditation in addition to its college-wide accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

CAHIIM accreditation is required for students to be eligible for the AHIMA professional HIM Certification Exams. To achieve eligibility to take the exams and achieve certification, graduates must first complete an accredited program. 

Peirce CAHIIM Accreditation

CAHIIM accreditation enables students enrolled in the HIT program to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Exam. Credentialing denotes specialized competency, which can mean fewer hours of on-the job-training. Recent feedback from the Health Programs Advisory Board indicates that certifications and credentials are highly valued in the workplace.   

Additional Information

For more information, please refer to this link from AHIMA on the value of certification, or open the 2013-14 Health Information Technology Program Assessment Report.