SFCC’s Beverly Marquez named HIMAC 2023 chair
State Fair Community College’s Director of Health Information Technology, Health Occupations and Medical Lab Technician programs, Beverly Marquez, has been named Health Information Management Accreditation Council (HIMAC) chair for 2023.
She has served on the HIMAC for three years with program directors from colleges and universities across the United States.
HIMAC members evaluate Health Information Management (HIM) programs at the associate, baccalaureate and master degree levels and offer recommendations on accreditation to the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education Board of Directors..
The council reviews and revises HIM standards for accreditation every five years. HIMAC members work on various projects, collect data related to the growth and future of HIM education and educators, offer a presence at various professional meetings, and are dedicated to maintaining the quality of all HIM programs.
“Working with HIMAC has provided me the opportunity to acquire an in-depth knowledge of accreditation standards,” said Marquez. “This knowledge has helped me develop a quality program for our students. In the 2021-2022 academic year, our program achieved a 100% pass rate on the national credential test; the national average pass rate was 74%.”
Marquez has been a director at SFCC for 11 years. She has an Associate of Science from Florida Metropolitan University, an Associate of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Science from Devry University, an Associate of Arts from St. Petersburg College in Florida, and a Master of Science from the College of Saint Scholastica in Minnesota.