The School of Health Services Management received full re-certification status by the Association for University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), the recognized accrediting body for health administration programs, in 2006. AUPHA is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals and organizations dedicated to the improvement of healthcare delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education. Its mission is to foster excellence and drive innovation in health management and policy education and to promote the value of university-based management education for leadership roles in the health sector.
It is the only non-profit entity of its kind that works to improve the delivery of health services – and thus, the health of citizens – throughout the world by giving professional healthcare managers a formal, entry-level university education. AUPHA's membership includes the premier baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degree programs in health administration education in the United States, Canada and around the world. Its faculty and individual members represent more than 400 colleges and universities.
The Health Information Management program is recognized as a partner program with the Canadian Health Information Management Association. CHIMA represents approximately 5,000 health information management professionals across Canada and is the certifying body and national association that represents leadership and excellence in health information management. CHIMA supports continuing education and professional practice for HIM professionals; develops strategic partnerships to advance the development and integration of electronic HIM; and advocates for and strengthens the HIM role in the diverse healthcare settings that exist today.