Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management – CCHIIM

By on November 23, 2012

American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management oversees eight distinct certification programs, including one for the new Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) credential.

This program is intended to help healthcare organizations achieve the goals of Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor audits, the Meaningful Use EHR incentive program, and other healthcare quality-improvement initiatives.

Other AHIMA professional certifications include:

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) for executive-level health information specialists.
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), suitable for all levels of healthcare organizations.
  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) for coding professionals. Another credential, Certified Coding Specialist–Physician-based (CCS-P), recognizes those proficient in outpatient clinics, group practices, and other physician-centric settings.
  • Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA), which signifies expertise and experience in data analysis.Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS), recognizing competence in designing, implementing, and administering privacy and security programs.

All except RHIT, CCS, and CCS-P require at least an associate’s degree and relevant professional experience.


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Original list published in Information Week

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I've been involved in Healthcare IT and PACS since Y2k. Over the years I've been fortunate enough to be involved in a lot of interesting an diverse projects. My experience also includes numerous HL7/EMR integration projects as well as many hardware and software platforms. My three main areas of expertise include technical integration aspects of radiology, oncology and laboratory diagnostics.

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