About the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
CAHME actively promotes continuous improvement in the preparation of future healthcare leaders by developing measurable, competency-based criteria for excellence in healthcare management.
CAHME Accreditation is the benchmark for students and employers alike that ensure that students are well prepared to lead in healthcare management.
Since 1968, CAHME accreditation has defined the standards for healthcare management education for the world community. Ensuring the health of our communities depends on creative, knowledgeable and mission driven professionals. Graduating from a CAHME Accredited program helps to better prepare the future leaders of healthcare.
CAHME is recognized as an independent global leader for determining quality in healthcare management education. Universities, programs, practitioners, and peers will seek the consultation of CAHME to assess the quality of healthcare management education. CAHME is respected for its collaborative, efficient, and reliable contribution to the more effective delivery of healthcare management education, as noted by its recognition by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
CAHME’s mission is to serve the public interest by advancing the quality of healthcare management education by:
Setting measurable criteria for excellent healthcare management education
Supporting, assisting and advising programs which seek to meet or exceed the criteria and continuously improve
Accrediting programs that meet or exceed the criteria
Making this information easily available to interested constituencies.
CAHME actively promotes continuous improvement in the preparation of future healthcare leaders by developing measurable, competency-based criteria for excellence in healthcare management. CAHME Accreditation is the benchmark for students and employers alike that ensure that students are well prepared to lead in healthcare management.
CAHME’s Core Values:
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Statement
CAHME embraces a diverse community and is committed to the equity of all demographics and perspectives. We strive to incorporate a sense of inclusion within our daily work and our accreditation standards; from the programs we accredit to the volunteers who serve, as well as the team in which we employ. In keeping with our value of fairness, CAHME acts in accordance with fair treatment regardless of gender, economic status, race, religion, ethnicity, age, citizenship, disability, or sexual orientation. We are committed to creating an environment focused on respect and civility in which both personal and professional growth is at the forefront.
CAHME is the ONLY organization recognized to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a professional master’s degree in healthcare management education by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
CAHME is a member of the Association of Specialized & Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and adheres to the ASPA Code of Good Practice.