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Beal University’s HIM Program Receives Initial Accreditation for Seven Years


[Bangor, ME, March 19, 2024] – Beal University is proud to announce that its Health Information Management (HIM) Baccalaureate Degree Program has been awarded Initial Accreditation for Seven Years by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The accreditation was granted following a comprehensive program review conducted by the Health Information Management Accreditation Council and the CAHIIM Board of Directors.

The vote to award initial accreditation to Beal University’s HIM program took place on February 16, 2024. This accreditation underscores the program’s substantial compliance with the nationally established CAHIIM 2018 Health Information Management Accreditation Standards. Beal University’s HIM program has demonstrated a commitment to continuous quality improvement in higher education, as recognized by CAHIIM.

“We are thrilled to receive initial accreditation for our Health Information Management Baccalaureate Degree Program,” said Sheryl DeWalt, MBA, CPA, President of Beal University. “This accreditation is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our faculty, staff, and students in upholding the highest standards of education in health informatics and information management.”

The HIM program at Beal University equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly evolving field of health information management. Through a comprehensive curriculum and hands-on learning experiences, students gain expertise in managing health information systems, ensuring data accuracy and security, and utilizing technology to improve healthcare delivery.

The CAHIIM accreditation serves as a mark of quality and excellence in health informatics and information management education. It signifies that Beal University’s HIM program meets or exceeds the rigorous standards set forth by CAHIIM, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to excel in their careers as health information management professionals.

Beal University is committed to delivering a high-quality education and real-world experiential opportunities that positions its graduates for success. Beal’s instructors have working experience in the health information industry and our curriculum aligns with the current environment. This accelerated but flexible online baccalaureate program can be completed in 38 months (about 3 years) for new students but is designed as a seamless stepladder approach that empowers our existing health information technology associate degree graduates to earn a bachelor’s degree with only 18 additional months.

Beal University’s bachelor’s in HIM offers graduates a chance to improve advancement opportunities and earn one or more highly sought after credentials. The health information management Bachelor of Science program prepares students for various career pathways in health information and informatics, revenue cycle management, data quality and analytics, health information privacy, risk management, and health care compliance.

With initial accreditation secured, Beal University’s HIM program will undergo a comprehensive program review for continuing accreditation in 2031-2032. The university looks forward to continuing its tradition of excellence in health informatics and information management education.

For more information about Beal University’s Health Information Management Baccalaureate Degree Program, visit

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