HIM Accreditation Council Members

Members of the Health Information Management Accreditation Council (HIMAC) evaluate HIM programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and master degree levels and offer recommendations on accreditation to the CAHIIM Board of Directors.   The Council reviews and revises the HIM standards for accreditation every five years.  HIMAC members work on various projects, collect data related to the growth and future of HIM education and educators, offer a presence at various professional meetings, and are dedicated to maintaining the quality of all HIM programs.   The Council holds at least one face-to-face meeting each year, and participate in monthly virtual conference calls.

Qualifications of Council Members


  1. Demonstrated experience as an educator with proven educational leadership. 

  2. For a practitioner, has served as adjunct faculty or educational program advisory board member in the discipline represented by the Accreditation Council.

  3. Hold a terminal degree in the field related to the Council’s scope of accreditation.

  4. Exhibit exemplary ethical and legal behavior.

  5. Employment severance with the Member organization

  6. Past service as a director of any Member Organization’s Board of Directors or similar body.

  7. Agreement to abide by CAHIIM’s requirements concerning confidentiality, conflicts, dualities, and fiduciary responsibility.

  8. Agreement to abide by the core values and code of conduct for CAHIIM decision-makers.

  9. No concurrent service that would represent a conflict of interest to CAHIIM. 



  1. Innovative.

  2. Collaborative.

  3. Demonstrated broad knowledge base in the discipline.

  4. Possessing excellent oral and written communication skills.

  5. Graduate or terminal degree, doctoral degree preferred. 

  6. For HIMAC - RHIA certification.

  7. Past experience with other groups that complement CAHIIM’s activities, such as a certification board for the discipline represented.