UAS re-accredited for the AAS-Health Information Management program


Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The University of Southeast Alaska’s Health Information Management Program, which provides students with knowledge, skills, and the ability to prepare to enter the profession , has been re-accredited.

The University of Southeast Alaska recently announced that its Associate of Applied Science online health information management program has been successfully re-accredited.

Based on the UAS Sitka campus, the program is the only program in Alaska accredited by this commission.

“It’s a combination of health care delivery, but it’s behind the scenes; record keeping, the information technology that is so essential to healthcare today. Said Dr Paul Kraft, director of the Sitka campus.

Dr Kraft said that receiving accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Health Informatics and Information Management is like a golden seal of approval, showing that the program has met the needs of the industry.

The accreditation body found that the program met all 26 standards without the need for corrections, an achievement only 7 of the remaining 362 passed at this level.

“It’s very, very rare that creditors who come to college spend time digging through all of our files and saying, ‘yes, you hit them all. You ticked all the boxes, “” he said. “In fact, one of the accreditors said,“ I have learned some things from you doing things that I am now going to take up and implement or incorporate into our programs. “”

The re-accreditation process takes about six months, but can take up to a year.

Dr Kraft said he was not shocked by the result. “I just know their professionalism. I know they are very focused on providing the best possible education for students and meeting the needs of the industry. So that was a nice little bonus at the end of hearing the news. . “

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