CAHIIM Accreditation Process Virtual Conference 2020 - Health Information Management (HIM) Academic Programs

Mon, April 27 2020, 10:00 AM - Thu, April 30 2020, 4:00 PM [CST]


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Full HIM Conference includes Strategic Planning Session Partial Approval - $550.00

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Full HIM Conference includes Strategic Planning Session and HIM Curriculum Evaluation Session Partial Approval - $700.00

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HIM Curriculum Session Only Partial Approval - $200.00

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Mon, April 27 2020, 10:00 AM - Thu, April 30 2020, 4:00 PM [CST]

About the Event


Due to the ongoing threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and given that Illinois has issued a disaster proclamation (Illinois’s version of a state of emergency), CAHIIM has made the decision to move the Accreditation Process Conference, scheduled to take place in Chicago on April 27-28, 2020, to a virtual conference. The health and wellbeing of our staff, our volunteers and participants is a top priority, and at this time, we feel this precautionary step is an important one to take. The content of the conference remains the same and will be offered live with the ability to interact with presenters and CAHIIM staff.

Please be aware that cancellations must be made by April 5, 2020. Please refer to the cancellation policy below for further information.

Please visit our website to download a copy of the revised agenda.


This Virtual Conference is designed to assist programs seeking initial or continuing CAHIIM accreditation.  Attendees will learn to prepare for the process, review the Accreditation Standards and curriculum requirements, examine the CAHIIM expectations for quality assessment, and assess overall program readiness.

The Conference provides an opportunity to meet virtually with CAHIIM staff and walk through the steps to using the web-based online CAHIIM Accreditation System (CAS) and get advice on the accreditation process and instructions on how to prepare the required documentation within the Self-Assessment process. This year CAHIIM we welcome an industry expert who will guide participants and go over the intricacies of crafting and executing a strategic plan.


Program directors, faculty and administrators of health information management programs seeking Initial and Continuing Accreditation.


·       The fundamentals of CAHIIM Accreditation, policies and procedures

·       Interpretation of the Accreditation Standards

·       A step-by-step guide to the program Self-Assessment process using the CAS online web-based system and it’s functionality

·       Explanation of CAHIIM expectations and documentation requirements

·       Curriculum design guidance and syllabus evaluation requirements

·       Constructing a meaningful program evaluation plan and outcomes assessment techniques

·       Examine resources, online program delivery, practical experiences and much more

·       New this year: Architecting a strategic Plan - guided sessions with an industry expert allows participants to develop and accelerate the execution of their strategic plan

·       New this year: Curriculum evaluation - this session offers attendees insight into how curriculum is evaluated for meeting competencies and AHIMA taxonomy levels.



·       Registration Per Person - Health Information Management (HIM) including Strategic Planning Session: $550

·       Registration Per Person - Health Information Management (HIM) including Strategic Planning Session + HIM Curriculum: $700

·       Registration Per Person - Health Information Management (HIM) Curriculum Session ONLY: $200

Registration closes on April 5, 2020

No day-of-the-conference registration allowed

Contact should you require registration with an invoice with check payment.

If mailing payment, please print a copy of your registration email and include it with the payment or PO. Registrations are not considered complete until payment is received in full. Payment must be received within 30 days of registration.


Cancellations made by April 5, 2020 will be refunded the paid registration fee.

Cancellations after this date are not eligible for any refunds. CAHIIM is not responsible for airpfare, hotel, or other costs. Conference cancellation requests should be emailed to


About the Organizer

The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) strives to provide the public with effective and consistent quality monitoring of health informatics and health information management (HIM) programs through maintenance of accreditation processes. CAHIIM is the globally recognized and trusted accreditation organization for Health Informatics and Health Information Management education programs to ensure the development of a workforce that meets the challenge of an information-intensive environment and its impact on global health. CAHIIM, a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization accredits associate and baccalaureate degree programs in health information management, and masters’ degree programs in the health informatics and health information management professions in the United States and Puerto Rico. When a program is accredited by CAHIIM, it means that it has voluntarily undergone a rigorous review process and has been determined to meet or exceed the Standards set by the Board of Directors.


Event Speakers

Philipia Hillman, PhD
Founder, The October Group

Dr. Philipia Hillman is the founder of The October Group a small consultancy in Washington, DC. The firm focuses on helping clients harvest the results they desire. She believes in a strength-based approach. This approach encourages individuals and organizations to identify and acknowledge what is good and to use that to ignite the transformation they want to see. Dr. Hillman’s experiences include driving a communication strategy with the National Science Foundation (NSF), a renewal strategy with the Association of Contextual Behavioral Scientists, supporting a safety strategy with CONSOL Energy, transforming culture with the National Weather Service (NWS), and a design strategy with the District Alliance of Safe Housing (DASH). Dr. Hillman’s current portfolio centers around work with associations, small businesses and executive partnering with boutique consulting firms.

Mona Calhoun, MS, M.Ed., RHIA, FAHI...
Chairperson Health Information Management Program, Coppin State University

Mona Calhoun, MS, M.Ed., RHIA, FAHIMA has over 32 years’ experience in the Health Information Management (HIM) profession and has served as the Chairperson of the HIM Baccalaureate Program at Coppin State University since its inception in 2006. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychometrics at Morgan State University. Ms. Calhoun is active with the Maryland CSA and AHIMA. She has been a CAHIIM Panel Reviewer for almost 10 years.

Jacqueline Gibbons, MS, RHIA
HIM Consultant, HIM Program Director and Associate Professor at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

Jacqueline Gibbons, MS, RHIA, HIM Consultant, is the Health Information Management (HIM) Program Director and Associate Professor at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), where she has worked for the past 11 years. She has over 30 years of successful, progressive experience in diverse areas of Health Information Administration and related aspects of healthcare education. As a Healthcare Consultant she worked alongside Executives and Administrators in community-based healthcare centers and universities to assist with health information systems and medical documentation. Ms. Gibbons has proven her ability to function in the role as an operations manager and business professional with extensive experience in program management, curriculum design, and teaching. Currently, as the HIM Program Director, Ms. Gibbons successfully assisted NOVA in achieving 100% compliance in their 2019 CAHIIM site visit. She has been appointed a member of the CAHIIM Health Information Management Accreditation Council commencing January 2020. It is her desire is to assist in health information management program development and the success of healthcare professionals.

Lesley Plemons, MS, RHIA
Director of Health Information Technology; McLennon Community College

Lesley Plemons, MS, RHIA currently serves as Director of the Health Information Technology program at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. She has served as professional practice coordinator since 2004. She serves the college in various capacities including student success, pathways, distance learning, and professional development initiatives. She has been an active, behind the scenes, leader for TxHIMA District 16 for over 7 years.

Jan Friis, JD
Vice President for Government Affairs, CHEA

Jan Friis, JD, is the Vice President for Government Affairs. He joined CHEA in May 2006 from Final Analysis Communication Services, Inc. where he was the Vice President of Administration and Director of Government Relations. Mr. Friis has served as chief of staff for two former Members of Congress (Mr. Fox of Pennsylvania and Mr. Forbes of New York) and served as district administrator for a third Member, Mr. Schulze of Pennsylvania. He has also been in private law practice.

Angela Kennedy, EdD, MBA, RHIA
Chief Executive Officer, CAHIIM

Linde Tesch, MS, RHIA, CAE
Senior Education Quality Officer, CAHIIM

Amanda Stefan, MHI, RHIA
Quality Analyst, CAHIIM

Deborah Schultze, MS, RHIA
Associate Professor and Department Chair for the Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Assistant programs in the Allied Health Division of St. Charles Community College (SCC)

Deborah (Debby) Schultze, MS, RHIA is an Associate Professor and Department Chair for the Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Assistant programs in the Allied Health Division of St. Charles Community College (SCC). Debby worked in the field of Health Information Management for 12 years. She has been at SCC since 2014 and has been an educator since 2000 at Community colleges in Texas and Missouri. She holds the Registered Health Information Administrator credential and has served as a CAHIIM Peer Review for the past two years.

Jayne Kosik, CPA
Senior Director of Business Operations, CAHIIM

George J. Payan
Accreditation Operations Manager, CAHIIM