Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Health Information Management Technology Program: Professional Organizations & Associations

Provides a listing of resources both print and digital that support the HIMT program students in evaluating, controlling, and maintaining the information contained in all types of health records.

Credentialing & Standards Setting Organizations

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, AHRQ works towards "Improving the Quality, Safety, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of Health Care For All Americans."
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - ICD-10: Stay up-to-date on ICD-10 with this CMS website that indicates "The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA). Please note, the change to ICD-10 does not affect CPT coding for outpatient procedures and physician services."
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT): "Widespread adoption of health information technology (health IT) can foster improvements in quality, safety, efficiency and access – key goals in today's national dialog on health reform. These goals also drive the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of health IT."
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM): "CAHIIM 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 (HIM) educational programs."
The Joint Commission: "The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards."


495 North Indian Creek Drive | Clarkston, GA 30021 | 404-297-9522
A Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia

As set forth in its student catalog, Georgia Piedmont Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).  Contact Lisa Peters, the ADA Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1154, ADA504Coordinator@gptc.edu or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-170; or Dr. Debra Gordon, the Title IX Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1176, TitleIXCoordinator@gptc.edu or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-103 for assistance.  For more information about our graduation rates and other important program information, please visit our website at https://www.gptc.edu/gainfulemployment