McHenry County College's Health Information Technology Program received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, paving the way for graduates to have more competitive advantage in the workplace.
The commission is an independent accrediting organization whose mission is to serve the public interest by establishing and enforcing quality accreditation standards for Health Informatics and Health Information Management educational programs. Its program accreditation assures students and employers that graduates have completed a rigorous curriculum and have earned the expected knowledge and skills relevant to today's electronic health record environment.
Most notably, the commission's accreditation allows graduates from MCC's Health Information Management program to be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician certification exam.
"We are thrilled that CAHIIM has acknowledged the quality of our program, and are excited for our graduates to be able to sit for the RHIT exam," said Christina Coclanis-Loding, director of MCC's Health Information Technology program.
"Employers recognize the RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) designation as the gold standard of the industry, which gives our students a competitive advantage," said MCC's Health Information Technology instructor Allison Minicz.