Informatics vs. Analytics
This graphic below depicts the broader field of informatics versus the more focused field of analytics. It also highlights many of the skills health information and informatics management (HIIM) professionals have acquired in formal education and day-to-day practice.
Learn more about the current landscape in the adoption of advanced informatics practices with AHIMA’s Informatics Toolkit for Health Informatics and Information Management Professionals. The toolkit is free for AHIMA members and includes an appendix of resources and sample documents, along with suggestions for additional reading.
Certified Professional in Health Informatics (CPHITM)
Advance your career and improve patient care as a leader in health informatics!
Informatics professionals build connections between information technology and the people who utilize healthcare data to achieve better health outcomes. With the continuing advancements in technology and the increasing demand for qualified health informatics professionals AHIMA’s informatics credential will provide credibility and recognition to individuals who possess the required knowledge and expertise of health informatics. Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for the CPHI examination. To help you pass the CPHI exam, AHIMA offers education resources aligned to the CPHI exam domain.
Become a Certified Professional in Health Informatics (CPHI™)
2018 Health Informatics Live Webinar Lineup
Kick off your 2018 professional development goals by attending AHIMA’s new health informatics webinars.
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The webinars listed below are live events. If you missed the live webinar or can't attend at the scheduled time, all webinars are also available on-demand.
CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT: RISKS, REWARDS AND REQUIREMENTS
Sarah Churchill Llamas, JD, Healthcare Industry Group, Winstead PC, Austin, TX
February 27, 2018 | CEUs: 2
INTEROPERABILITY DOES NOT EQUAL AUTOMATION: CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING THE NEW FRONTIER
Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser, MBA, CHPC, CHTS, Compliance, DataFile Technologies, Kansas City, MO and Jamie Verkamp, DataFile Technologies, Kansas City, MO
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | CEUs: 2
MACRA: EMBRACING THE CHALLENGE AS AN HIM PROFESSIONAL
Bonnie Cassidy, RHIA, Advisory Services, nThrive, Alpharetta, GA
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | CEUs: 2
HIMSS STAGE 7 AND HIM: GOING THROUGH A SURVEY AND BEYOND
Seth Jeremy Katz, MPH, RHIA, Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City, MO
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | CEUs: 2
GOING BEYOND E-HEALTH IMPLEMENTATION TO ADOPTION
John Gachago, Healthcare Consultant, Orlando, FL
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | CEUs: 2
TELEMENTAL HEALTH: THE HIM ROLE
Jacqueline Sanders, RHIT, MS, BS, Telemental Health, Veterans Administration Maryland Health Care System, Cambridge, MD
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | CEUs: 2
Health Informatics Resources
AHIMA’s focus is providing expertise to ensure trusted information for healthcare. One of main ways we accomplish this objective is by offering resources to help you advance in health informatics, including certification, exam preparation, webinars, and books.
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN HEALTH INFORMATICS (CPHI™)
Show employers you’re ready to lead in an ever-expanding data universe as a Certified Professional in Health Informatics (CPHI™). Learn More
SELF-PACED LEARNING CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN HEALTH INFORMATICS (CPHI): ADVANCEMENT IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
The self-paced CPHI Advancement in Health Informatics series can help you on the road to CPHI certification. Best of all, this program allows you to work at your own pace and prepare to sit for the CPHI exam. The webinar series reviews each CPHI exam domain with a total of seven on-demand webinars. Learn More
CEUs: up to 11 (for all 7 webinars)
Learn from known and respected health information subject matter experts. AHIMA live webinar events ensure that you stay current on the latest industry trends.
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AHIMA Press is the publisher of the world’s most respected, technically accurate, and most widely used books in the health information management field.
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Informatics Toolkit for Health Informatics and Information Management Professionals
Developed to advance the practice of health informatics and its role in supporting healthcare’s technology rich environment, this toolkit covers the current landscape in the adoption of advanced informatics practices, with a variety of resources that facilitate and enhance the skills of healthcare professionals in the health informatics and information management field. AHIMA Members: Access Toolkit for Free
Informatics Competencies Curriculum Overview
Health informatics professionals come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many Health Information Management (HIM) professionals, as well as others from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds, currently practice in health informatics roles. As defined by AHIMA’s Informatics Committee of the Board, “Informatics is a collaborative activity that involves people, processes, and technologies to produce and use trusted data for better decision making.” This definition recognizes the value that professionals from many healthcare areas can bring to the health informatics workforce.
AHIMA is inspired to provide HIM professionals and others with both clinical and non clinical backgrounds a course of study that supports the needs of the contemporary healthcare employer. AHIMA draws from its many years of leadership in informatics domains of practice such as standards for data content, information exchange and interoperability, data management, health information technology and others. The AHIMA Informatics Committee of the Board has approved AHIMA’s curriculum competencies for graduate level health informatics programs. Members of this committee included industry leaders, association executives, informatics practitioners and educators. The intent of these competencies is to provide direction and support for academic programs seeking to offer curricula to prepare students to meet informatics workforce needs of the future. AHIMA’s goal is to align with schools to offer graduate level academic programming built from these competencies that reflect the need to prepare individuals for positions across the healthcare horizontal and focusing on operational or applied informatics positions.
Educator Collaboration and Support
An annual educator meeting—the Assembly on Education Symposium (AOE)—is held each summer with a new informatics track planned for 2018. The commitment, desire to lead, and collaborative nature of the AOE education community is unparalleled. We welcome and support those who wish to be part of this innovative group that works to advance health informatics education. Books, webinars and convention activities are also available to support educators and student learning.
If you are interested in learning more about how to adopt these competencies for curriculum development activities, the free compendium user guide and soon to be released to any programs that are using these competencies, or for questions on any of the other noted resources, please contact us at Academic.Affairs@AHIMA.org.
AHIMA is proud to introduce a new certification, the Certified Professional in Healthcare Informatics (CPHI), which is gaining traction in the healthcare setting. Individuals completing graduate level programs in health informatics that have adopted the AHIMA competencies are eligible to sit for the CPHI exam. See the CPHI certification webpage for additional requirements and information.