CPHIMS Certification Become a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems! Members and non-members alike are invited to pursue certification leading to designation as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management System (CPHIMS). A. What does CPHIMS certification involve? The CPHIMS certification program conducted by HIMSS and has three components:
- Eligibility requirements
- Baccalaureate degree plus five (5) years of associated information and management systems experience, three (3) of those years in healthcare OR
- Postgraduate degree plus three (3) years of associated information and management systems experience, two (2) of those years in healthcare.
- A 115 item multiple choice examination that tests competencies in health information management.
- A renewal requirement every three (3) years (completed by demonstration of 45 contact hours of continuing professional education in information and management systems, with a minimum of 25 contact hours from HIMSS or HIMSS-approved continuing professional activities).
Certification is valid for three years, after which point it must be renewed through retesting or documentation of continuing professional education. Start the process of becoming CPHIMS certified by downloading the Candidate Handbook and Application from the HIMSS web site (www.himss.org/getcertified).
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