Friday, June 19, 2009
Earlier, I wrote about Health IT certification. I'd like to clarify and say that there are different bodies that are currently providing various levels of "certification." Are we talking about a certificate or some level of board certification? (Is there currently any type of certifying board?)
Perhaps the more important question is: who provides the certification?
CPHIMS is a professional certification program for healthcare information and management systems professionals. Individuals who meet eligibility criteria and successfully complete the CPHIMS exam are designated a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).
The CPHIMS Certification is governed by the CPHIMS Certification Committee, a HIMSS committee of individuals with subject-matter expertise in the content tested on the examination. This Committee is responsible for assuring that certification meets high standards required for the profession; and is charged with setting general standards for the program, developing examination specifications, constructing new editions of the examination and establishing passing standards for the examination.
To learn more about CPHIMS, visit: http://www.himss.org/getcertified