Who is Eligible? Each candidate wishing to take the CPHIMS exam is required to have one of the following: A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and 5 years of hands on information and management systems work experience. Three of those 5 years must have been in a healthcare setting. A Graduate degree or higher from an accredited institution and 3 years of information and management systems experience.

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At least three 3 of the 5 required years of experience must have been in a healthcare setting. Another means of meeting testing eligibility is to possess an accredited graduate degree or higher, plus 3 years of information and management systems experience. At least two 2 years of the 3 required years of experience need to have been in a healthcare setting. Your official score report will be available shortly after completing the exam, and official recognition of your CPHIMS certification will be mailed to you within 8 weeks of your exam date.

Scores on the exam are on a scale of , with a minimum score of required to pass the exam and earn certification. If you do not earn the requisite score to pass the CPHIMS exam, you can retake the exam as many times as necessary; however, you will need to reapply via the HIMSS website before a new day testing period will be provided to you. You will be given 2 total hours to complete the exam.

The following outline provides the content areas, cognitive levels, number of questions, and general topics covered: General: 22 RE, 6 AP, 0 AN; 28 total questions Healthcare environment: 10 RE, 4 AP, 0 AN; 14 total questions Different types of healthcare organizations, interrelationships, roles and responsibilities, etc. Technology environment: 12 RE, 2 AP, 0 AN; 14 total questions Applications commonly used in healthcare, technology infrastructure, etc. Design: 0 RE, 3 AP, 3 AN; 6 total questions Systems designs, requests and proposals, industry and regulatory compliance, infrastructure, etc.

Selection, implementation, maintenance, support: 0 RE, 4 AP, 4 AN; 7 total questions Solution selection, selecting and reviewing team members, management techniques, implementation of solutions, etc. Testing and evaluation: 0 RE, 2 AP, 3 AN; 5 total questions Formal teaching methodology, internal controls, contractual terms, validation, etc. Management: 2 RE, 8 AP, 0 AN; 10 total questions Defining roles, staff competency, managing relationships with vendors and customers, etc.

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The first blog answered why I selected this certification. Today I will talk about my exam preparation efforts. The third and last blog will describe how my exam day went. Now four things before I begin my blog. First, I really did what I am going to write here.


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