PHOENIX, July 12, 2017 – University of Phoenix® today announced that the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has designated University of Phoenix College of Health Professions as an Approved Education Partner (AEP). Following a detailed analysis, HIMSS determined that the College’s comprehensive curricula for the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA) and career-relevant educational offerings fulfill the Society’s rigorous standards for quality health information technology and healthcare education.

“HIMSS is pleased to welcome University of Phoenix College of Health Professions as a HIMSS Approved Education Partner. By earning this distinction, the organization has demonstrated that their educational development activities meet the rigorous standards for quality as identified by HIMSS,” said Mara L. Daiker, senior manager, professional development, HIMSS. “With the AEP designation, University of Phoenix establishes itself as one of our educational collaborators in this program.”

As an Approved Education Partner, University of Phoenix College of Health Professions joins an exclusive group of organizations authorized to offer HIMSS-approved healthcare and health information technology education and training programs that prepare candidates for advanced knowledge in health IT or healthcare administration.

The University’s Bachelor of Science in Health Administration curriculum addresses the body of knowledge, understanding and relevant skills identified as essential to operating in a constantly expanding healthcare environment. What attendees gain is an in-depth understanding of the diverse complexities of healthcare organizations, financial and economic issues, the application of risk and quality management concepts, the utilization and application of technology and management and leadership skills. This curriculum was recognized by HIMSS for serving as a solid foundation to prepare students to take the CAHIMS or CPHIMS exams. 

“University of Phoenix is proud to be designated an Approved Education Partner with HIMSS. We offer programs that provide relevant skills for today’s changing healthcare workforce,” said Doris Savron, executive dean, University of Phoenix College of Health Professions. “Programs like the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration are integral in the industry’s future, as it is designed to integrate a framework of general education courses with a healthcare curriculum that prepares graduates with the foundational knowledge needed to enter today's ever-evolving healthcare industry.”

To learn more about programs offered through University of Phoenix College of Health Professions, visit phoenix.edu/chp.

For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, visit, http://www.phoenix.edu/programs/degree-programs/nursing-and-health-care/bachelors/bsha.html. 


About HIMSS

HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events.  HIMSS North America represents 68,000 individual members, 630 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations.  Thousands of volunteers work with HIMSS to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, access, and value of healthcare through IT.  Major initiatives within HIMSS North America include the HIMSS Annual Conference & ExhibitionNational Health IT WeekHIMSS Innovation CenterHIMSS Interoperability Showcases™HIMSS Health IT Value Suite, and ConCert by HIMSS™.

About University of Phoenix® College of Health Professions

University of Phoenix College of Health Professions offers leading-edge graduate, undergraduate, certificate, and non-degree programs aimed at preparing students to improve the quality of healthcare in their communities and the industry. By leveraging our vast network of industry relationships to keep us on the pulse of change, aggressively adapting our curricula to align with current and emerging needs, and delivering our education in a fashion that aligns with the realities of our students’ lives, The College of Health Professions is helping to ensure that today’s graduates can effectively tackle tomorrow’s healthcare challenges. For more information, visit phoenix.edu/chp.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc., University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.

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