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  1. 2. The American Society of Health Informatics Managers <ul><li>Non-profit member association for IT professionals who specialize in Health IT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accrediting body sponsoring the Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional (CHISP) exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CHISP tells the hiring public that a professional understands both the Healthcare industry and Health IT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Certified skills make a professional more secure and marketable </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CHISP professionals “stand out” with employers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hiring mistakes are avoided </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Certified staff are more likely to ensure physician approval </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 3. CHISP™ core competency <ul><li>a set of skills-based competencies needed by IT professionals in the HIT profession, regardless of the career path they choose. </li></ul><ul><li>It is rooted in seven core competencies to reflect the nature of the field and the way one area of knowledge blends into another. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CLINICAL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATIONS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>COMPLIANCE/LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HEALTH IT (HIT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>INFORMATION ANALYSIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TECHNOLOGY </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. CHISP™ Qualifications <ul><li>Three years working IT experience (hardware related, software related, data related, or clinical IT training related). </li></ul><ul><li>The three years experience requirement will be waived with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a Microsoft or Cisco certification, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a degree in computer science, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a diploma from an IT post secondary program. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Options <ul><li>CHISP differs from other certifications in Healthcare Information… </li></ul>
  5. 6. Company Credential Experience requirement Brand Fee ASHIM CHISP - Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional   3 years IT experience or Microsoft /Cisco certification, a degree in computer science, or a diploma from an accredited IT post secondary program. <ul><li>Working Support Level IT and Trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Software installations and configurations </li></ul><ul><li>Software support/training </li></ul><ul><li>EHR sales </li></ul><ul><li>System administration/security </li></ul><ul><li>DBAs </li></ul>$260 AHIMA RHIA - Registered Health Information Administrator Associate  or Baccalaureate degree from an AHIMA approved program  <ul><li>Mid to Senior Level Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>HIM Managers/Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Documentation Auditors </li></ul>$299 RHIT- Registered Health Information Technician Associate  degree from an AHIMA approved program  <ul><li>Working Support to Mid Level Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>HIM workers </li></ul><ul><li>Medical records clerk </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer registrars </li></ul><ul><li>Patient data entry </li></ul><ul><li>Medical documentation reviewers </li></ul>$299 HIMSS CPHIMS - Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems Baccalaureate degree and 5 years experience, 3 in healthcare, or Graduate degree and 3 experience, 2 in healthcare. <ul><li>Senior Level/Decision Makers Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Project managers </li></ul><ul><li>HIM Directors </li></ul><ul><li>CIOs </li></ul><ul><li>Technical consultants </li></ul>$375
  6. 7. Who’s watching? <ul><li>United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Department of Education, and independent studies that indicated a 2009-2015 shortfall of approximately 51,000 qualified Health IT workers required to meet the needs of hospitals and physicians as they move to adopt electronic health care systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Studies conducted in 2010 project up to 200,000 new jobs in Health IT </li></ul><ul><li>The PUBLIC---aside from personal health interest, the HITECH act includes elements from healthcare reform, and job stimulus </li></ul>
  7. 8. What makes ASHIM special? <ul><li>Experience in Healthcare , IT, and Member Associations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adam Michael Clark, Ph.D, Director of Research and Policy, Lance Armstrong Foundation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>David Bates, MD, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Frederick H. (Rick) Blake, Principal and Chief Health Strategist, Strategic Health Resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>James Walker, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Geisinger Health System </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joel White, Executive Director, Health IT Now Coalition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>John Klimek, R.Ph., SVP of Industry IT, National Council for Prescription Drug Programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, VP Information Services, Aurora Health Care </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Miscoe JD, CPC, CASCC, CUC, CHCC President, Practice Masters, Inc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC™, President, CEO, e-MDs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stephanie L. Jones, CPC, CEMC, SVP, American Society of Health Informatics Managers™ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shahid N. Shah, CEO, Netspective Communications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tip Ghosh, CEO, Bloomsbury Consulting </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Get involved… <ul><li>“ Like” newsfeeds on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Follow us on Twitter and Linked In </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Local Chapter Meetings via </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in ASHIM blogs and forums </li></ul><ul><li>Become an official ASHIM member </li></ul>
  9. 10. Contact us <ul><li>Toll Free: 877-263-1261 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: 801-236-2258  </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>