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Clinical Health Informatics Specialist
Students who complete designated coursework within the Health Information Technology associate of applied science degree are prepared to take the Office of National Coordinator (ONC), Health Information Technology Professional (HIT Pro TM) exams offered through the ONC or through the American Health Information Management Association. This is a certificate that a student may earn while pursuing their applied associate of science degree in Health Information Technology.
“CAHIMS is a new HIMSS health IT certification designed for emerging professionals within the industry (five years or less of experience). This certification demonstrates knowledge of health IT and management systems, facilitating entry-level careers in health IT. It is designed to be a career pathway to the CPHIMS credential (Healthcare Information and Management Systems).”
Who is the CAHIMS credential for?
How will the CAHIMS credential help you?
Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS) Exams
“As the nation moves toward industry-wide adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a shortage of about 50,000 qualified health IT workers to meet the needs of hospitals and healthcare affiliates. The Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS) competency exams allow professionals and employers to capitalize on new technologies, procedures and careers.
The CHTS exams assess the competency of individuals seeking to demonstrate proficiency in certain health IT workforce roles integral to the implementation and management of electronic health information. The CHTS exams assess the competency of health IT professionals to:
There are many reasons to take the CHTS exams and to hire qualified CHTSs:
The Value of CHTS to Health IT Professionals
Because of new technology, qualified technical support and management professionals will be needed across hospitals, clinics and other healthcare organizations.
CHTS competency exams ensure that a competent workforce is ready to effectively implement and manage the use of electronic health records. They show expertise and competence, proving a readiness to seize new opportunities in an expanding market.
The Value of CHTS to Employers
Health IT Employers – Health Information Technology Professional Competency Exam
CHTS competency exam will assess competency in various healthcare IT roles. The exam will determine if a candidate is qualified to support your EHR transition efforts.
Typical CHTS exam candidates will be:
Individuals who pass the CHTS are health IT-competent and ready to implement or manage your EHR activities.
The CHTS exams can also help you measure the health information technology (IT) competency levels of your existing staff or as a pre-employment assessment. Use this information to identify training opportunities or discover gaps in employee proficiency to make improvements in your organization.” – AHIMA, http://www.ahima.org/certification/chts.aspx