Accreditation: At a Glance
CAHME’s governance and management structure is tailored specifically for its special mission. Our policy framework fosters effective conduct of the evaluative and accrediting processes. This governance, management and policy structure springs from and fosters the major principles upon which CAHME is founded:
- Conduct of accreditation processes that are fair, equitable, ethical, and professional in every way.
- Provision of reliable, meaningful, and timely information to universities, students, prospective students, parents, alumni, employers, and the public in general on the quality of career preparation and/or career enhancement in healthcare management.
- Setting standards for quality in academic healthcare management education that are meticulously developed, rigorous, and highly relevant to the actual performance of healthcare managers, executives, and leaders.
- Involvement of qualified academicians and practitioners pervasively throughout the accreditation functions in an equal and balanced fashion.
- Adherence to the fundamental premise of volunteerism and collegiality in the conduct of accreditation processes so as to avoid punitive practices and foster enlightened self-improvement while always holding to the mark of excellence in educational quality.
- Insuring the integrity of the accreditation processes and actions through structural safeguards of governance, policy, and management that assure independent and professional judgment in measuring educational quality.
Recognized by the Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, CAHME is the resource for the healthcare field in setting, measuring, and authoritatively attesting to the quality of academic education in healthcare management. CAHME bears a major responsibility to the field and the community it serves.