Feldman SueSue Feldman, RN, MEd, Ph.D.Sue Feldman, RN, MEd, Ph.D., Director, UAB School of Health ProfessionsGraduate Programs in Health Informatics, has been appointed to the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) Health Informatics Accreditation Council.

Feldman, associate professor, SHP Department of Health Services Administration, associate professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medical Education, associate scientist, Informatics Institute, was also named to CAHIIM’s Health Informatics Competency Education Workgroup.

“This is a very dynamic time for health informatics as we continue to elevate the professional identity, academic discipline, and competencies of the health informatics professional,” said Feldman. “I am honored to serve on the Health Informatics Accreditation Council with some of the nation’s most respected health informatics thought leaders and contribute to the Health Informatics Competency Education Workgroup by helping to shape the education delivered in Health Informatics programs nationwide.”

In her role with the Health Informatics Accreditation Council, Feldman will support quality assurance in higher education within CAHIIM’s scope of accreditation services. She will also be called upon to contribute to the quality performance measures, accreditation standards and processes driving improvements in health informatics and health information management academic programs in colleges and universities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

For the Health Informatics Competency Education Workgroup, Feldman will assist in creating guidelines, HI competency evaluation education and other tools to be used by her fellow HI program directors, CAHIIM peer reviewers and others.

CAHIIM Health Informatics Accreditation Council members are all volunteers who “strive to help students, the public, and employers seek the education and graduates that meet their expectations, are prepared for today’s complex healthcare environment and tomorrow’s health information challenges.” The two member organizations served by CAHIIM are the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).