Monday, September 7, 2009
CPHIMS certification and careers in health IT
Are you familiar with the CPHIMS Certification? CPHIMS stands for: Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems. CPHIMS is a professional certification program for healthcare information and management systems professionals. If you're considering a career switch into the world of health information technology (Health IT, HIT, or now HITECH), then I would urge you to join HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) and take the necessary steps to become a CPHIMS. Of course, you'll need to gain some experience before you can simply go out and become certified, so don't expect that it will happen overnight.
Right now, most physicians who are involved in health IT do not have any type of formal training or certification in informatics. However, I see this trend changing as more people are pursuing biomedical informatics fellowships, master degree programs, and professional certifications such as CPHIMS.
To learn more about CPHIMS, visit: http://www.himss.org/ASP/certification_cphims.asp