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Health Information Management Program at National College in Columbus Accredited

Jun 27, 2014


CONTACT:  Campus Director Wes Smith
(614) 212-2800 /

Health Information Management Program at American National University in Columbus Accredited 
Accreditation confirms program’s academic merit

COLUMBUS, OH—Columbus-area residents interested in starting a new career that combines health care and technology may receive their training in the newly-accredited health information management associate degree program at the Columbus Campus of American National University (5665 Forest Hills Boulevard; 614-212-2800; The program was recently awarded accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

“We are pleased that our students and graduates have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certification through this accreditation, further building on the high-level of understanding they will have achieved in the HIM program,” said campus director Wes Smith. “It helps further illustrate our commitment to higher education and that our students and graduates are ready for the future.”

Programmatic accreditation is an important part of the overall accreditation process and acknowledges the program’s compliance with nationally-established standards in the field of health information management. To become CAHIIM accredited, academic programs undergo a rigorous process of voluntary peer review and have met or exceeded the minimum accreditation standards as set by the CAHIIM.

The associate degree program in health information management provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage patient data and make it available to health care providers, ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security along the way. For more information, visit //

The Columbus Campus has been offering a career-oriented education to area students since 2008 and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and diplomas.

Founded in 1886, American National University and American National University are dedicated to the training and education of men and women for a full life and a successful career in a number of fields in business, information technology, and health care. American National University and ANU offer more than 45 academic programs, including numerous masters’, bachelors’, and associate degree programs, short-term diploma programs, English as a Second Language, and corporate training. Serving 31 communities through campus locations in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, as well as a growing online student body nationwide, American National University and ANU currently serve approximately 7,000 students annually.

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