Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Health IT Certification


If you're considering a career in the field of health information technology (health IT, HIT, or HITECH), then you should also look into Health IT Certification. There are currently three different types of certifications offered:
  • CPEHR: The designation of Certified Professional in Electronic Health Records (CPEHR) indicates that the holder has mastered the common body of knowledge covering planning, implementation, operation of EHR for knowledge management, quality improvement, patient safety, and care coordination. The CPEHR curriculum adjusts the strategies to make the most of an EHR investment, enhancing capabilities, using new technologies, and building value.
  • CPHIT: The designation of Certified Professional in Health Information Technology (CPHIT) indicates that the holder has mastered the common body of knowledge covering planning, selecting, implementing, using, and managing health information technology (HIT) and electronic health record (EHR) applications. The CPHIT curriculum introduces the use of health information technology in any setting within the continuum of care.
  • CPHIE: The designation of Certified Professional in Health Information Exchange (CPHIE) indicates that the holder has mastered the Common Body of Knowledge covering planning, governance, information architecture and stewardship, personal health records, telehealth and home monitoring and other exchanges of electronic information among organizations. The CPHIE curriculum incorporates the strategies to make the most of the HIE investment, enhancing capabilities, using new technologies to integrate and exchange data interoperably among organizations, addressing patient information via personal health records, home monitoring, and telehealth.
Want to learn more? Visit: http://www.healthitcertification.com

3 comments:

  1. Hi,

    One should consider that most of these certifications are certificate programs. The CPHIMS credential is a professional certification for healthcare IT. I'd encourage your readers to consider the CPHIMS credential, as it is respected and valued.

    Hope this helps,
    Elyse

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  2. Elyse,

    Thanks for your comment. You make an excellent point. I was going to write about CPHIMS in my next blog post.

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  3. Even post grads with MBA degrees require minimum 2 year of experience in health care industry to achieve CPHIMS certification. There are many IT experts who will like to enter health care IT arena. Any thoughts?

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