Dr. Anthony Blash, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy, recently completed the facilitation of a virtual, 4-part Certified Associate in Health Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) Review Course facilitated and sponsored by the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), North America Division.
HIMSS North America positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information and technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy and events. HIMSS North America represents 70,000 individual members, 630 corporate members and more than 450 non-profit organizations, all working to leverage the potential of digital health to improve both the health status of populations as well as the quality, cost-effectiveness, access and value of healthcare.
Beginning on October 9 and continuing through October 19, the 4 virtual master classes reviewed the CAHIMS competency areas using materials from the Review Guide and assessed participants from London, Canada and the United States on knowledge areas included in the certification exam.
Knowledge and competency areas covered by this review course included Organizational and Technological environment; Healthcare Information and Systems Management Analysis and Design, Selection and Implementation, Support and Maintenance, Testing and Evaluation, Privacy and Security, Administrate Leadership and Management Support.
Due to the course’s positive reviews, Blash has been invited to teach the Health Informatics Management Certificate Program Review Course at the HIMSS19 Global Conference & Exhibition in February 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando
“Our virtual course over the last couple of weeks went very well. I was very impressed by Dr. Blash’s preparation for the course and the work done to revise and update the material. I have already received positive feedback about the course from the attendees and immediately offered Dr. Blash the opportunity to participate in person at our annual conference,” said Mara Daiker, MS, CPHIMS, RHIA, SHIMSS, director, professional development for HIMSS North America.
Each year, the HIMSS Professional Development department strives to introduce innovation and differentiation across many aspects of general educational programming for the HIMSS Global Conference, which is attended by 50,000 members and offers more than 300 education sessions during the 5 day conference. For more information on the CAHIMS certification exam, click here.