The CAHIMS Review Guide
Preparing for Success in Healthcare Information and Management Systems
HIMSS’ Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) certification offers a pathway to careers in health information technology (health IT) for associate-level, emerging professionals, or those who would like to transition to health IT from other industries. The CAHIMS Review Guide, 2nd Edition is the ideal resource for those preparing for the CAHIMS certification exam—or looking for a comprehensive "health IT 101" guide.
Content in this updated and revised CAHIMS review guide reflects the new CAHIMS exam content outline. Content is divided into three topic categories: organizational and technology environments; systems analysis, design, selection, implementation, support, maintenance, testing, evaluation, privacy, and security; and leadership and management support. Each chapter includes learning objectives for tracking progress in understanding and articulating the content. Practice exam questions at the end of the book reinforce key concepts explored throughout the book.
This book is a comprehensive and timely introduction to healthcare information and management systems. It’s also an invaluable resource for staying current in all aspects of the industry. In addition to sample exam questions, this book includes an overview of the eligibility requirements, testing procedures, and the CAHIMS examination itself.
Table of Contents
Section I: Healthcare and Technology Environments
Chapter 1: Healthcare Environment
Chapter 2: Technology Environment
Section II: Clinical Informatics
Chapter 3: Clinical Informatics
Section III: Healthcare Information and Systems Management
Chapter 4: Analysis
Chapter 5: Design
Chapter 6: Selection Implementation Support
Chapter 7: Testing and Evaluation
Chapter 8: Privacy and Security
Section IV: Management and Leadership
Chapter 9: Management and Leadership
HIMSS is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through Health IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. As the leading source of Health IT, HIMSS designs and leverages key data assets, predictive models and tools to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers of best practices in Health IT so they have the right information at the point of decision.
Through its HIT network of over 1 million experts, over 200 knowledge exchanges and collaborations, including 60,000 plus members, HIMSS drives innovative; forward thinking around best uses of technology in support of better connected care, improved population health and low cost of care.
HIMSS is a not for profit, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in North America, Latin America, Europe, United Kingdom and Asia.