CAHIIM Awards 7-Year Accreditation for UNOH HIT Program

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023


The University of Northwestern Ohio was recently awarded a seven-year continuing accreditation for the Health Information Technology (HIT) program from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). 

This supplemental accreditation by CAHIIM qualifies UNOH HIT graduates to be eligible for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) professional HIM Certification Exams.  These exams, if passed, allow a graduate to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Graduating from a CAHIIM-accredited program offers employers assurance that students have the expected professional knowledge and skills and have experienced a curriculum that is relevant to today's health information systems. In a survey of students who completed courses between 2019-2021, 90% of UNOH Health Information Technology graduates are employed in the healthcare field or are choosing to continue their education in a bachelor-degree program.

All UNOH degrees, Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master are approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.  The CAHIIM continual accreditation process was completed for the Health Information Technology associate’s degree this past fall. UNOH received initial accreditation from CAHIIM in 2015. 

The University seeks programmatic, or specialized, accreditations in many programs to provide a benefit to its students, and allow for additional opportunities for external review.  These accreditation efforts are a testament to the university’s commitment to continuous improvement.

For more information about the Health Information Technology program at UNOH, please visit the program page.

Category: Business, Health, and Occupational Professions

Keywords: CAHIIM, Health Information Technology

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Last updated: 12/21/2023