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The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) is a standing commission of AHIMA dedicated to assuring the competency of professionals practicing health informatics and information management (HIIM). CCHIIM provides strategic oversight of all AHIMA certification programs.

CCHIIM holds the sole and independent authority in all matters pertaining to both the certification and ongoing recertification (certification maintenance) of HIIM professionals.

By establishing and enforcing the standards and procedures for certification and recertification of HIIM professionals, CCHIIM serves these professionals as well as the public.

 

About CCHIIM: Value-Based Leadership

Through certification, the CCHIIM assures the competency of professionals practicing health informatics and information management worldwide.

Professional excellence in health informatics and information management through certification

  • The application of evidence-based best practices for certification;
  • The validation of workforce competence through professional certification;
  • The commitment to ongoing professional development, lifelong learning and workforce excellence;
  • The recognition of CCHIIM-certified professionals' role in maintaining and enhancing quality health information for the safety of the public and the improvement of health care.

CCHIIM serves the public by establishing, implementing and enforcing standards and procedures for certification and recertification of HIIM professionals.

Per AHIMA bylaws, and as further codified in a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between AHIMA and CCHIIM, CCHIIM shall have sole and independent authority in all matters pertaining to both the standards for initial certification and ongoing recertification (certification maintenance) of HIIM professionals.

View the CCHIIM Operating Code to see its standards for certification.

CCHIIM Commissioners

Commissioners represent a broad spectrum of HIIM professionals. In order to serve on the commission, they must be AHIMA-certified and meet certification, work experience, and leadership requirements.

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