The Sullivan University Health Information Management Associate Degree Program has been granted programmatic accreditation by The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
The programmatic accreditation in the fast-growing field of health information management provides graduates the opportunity to demonstrate to employers that they have attended a university that adheres to the principles of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and that they are eligible to sit for the professional certification exam, said Sullivan University Provost Dr. Diana Lawrence.
“This programmatic accreditation demonstrates Sullivan University’s commitment to professional standards; an industry-focused curriculum and the preparation of its graduates to enter the workforce as an entry-level health information professional,” Lawrence said.
In a letter to Sullivan University announcing the programmatic accreditation, CAHIIM said that the “commission recognizes you and your colleagues for your commitment to continuous quality improvement in higher education, as demonstrated by your participation in program accreditation.”
Students studying in the Sullivan University Health Information Management program are provided the skills and competencies needed in data analytics, information policy, information systems, administrative and clinical workflows. Those students opting for an accelerated path – 16 to 20 hours per quarter – may complete the program in 18 months.
Health information management provides strong career opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for associate-level health information management professionals is favorable. The job outlook for this field is expected to grow by 16 percent by the year 2024.