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Standardization

The differences between accreditation, certification, and Licensure

TermDefinition
Accreditation The act of granting approval to a healthcare organization based on whether the organization has met a set of voluntary standards is called
Licensure The act of granting a healthcare organization or an individual healthcare practitioner permission to provide services of a defined scope in a limited geographical area is called
Certification The act of granting approval for a healthcare organization to provide services to a specific group of beneficiaries is called
Compulsory review This type of healthcare organization review is performed to fulfill legal or licensure requirements.
Voluntary review This type of healthcare organization review is conducted as the request of the healthcare facility seeking accreditation.
JCAHO - Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Organization responsible for accrediting healthcare organizations since the mid-1950s
AHIMA American Health Information Management Association
RHIT Registered Health Information Technician
1928 What year was the first professional association for health information managers established?
ACS American College of Surgeons
1918 Year the first hospital standardization program was established by the ACS
CAHIIM: Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Who accredits academic programs in health information management?
Active Membership Which classification of AHIMA membership requires the individuals hold an AHIMA credential
AHIMA House of Delegates Functions as the legislative body of AHIMA
AHIMA Communities of Practice Function as the virtual network of AHIMA members
AHIMA Foundation Promotes education and research in health information management on AHIMAs behalf
Board of Directors Who holds the responsibility for managing the property, affairs, and operations of AHIMA?
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