I passed my certification exam!!!! YEA ME!!!
I've been boad certified in Nursing Informatics for 8 years and set as another career goal to obtain my CPHIMS in 2008 and I did it Friday!!!!
Per the HIMSS website:
CPHIMS status provides both internal and external rewards. As a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems, you:
Enjoy the pride of recognition of knowing that you are among the elite in a critical field of healthcare; and Have a premier credential based on a sound assessment to distinguish yourself in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Yea me!............ I am among the "elite"!!!
To learn more about the CPHIMS exam go to:
To learn more about the Nursing Informatics Certification go to:
Feb 3, '09
I'd say the NI cert is focused on content related to NI, scope and standards of practice and data, information and knowledge the trilogy of NI. Where as the HIMSS cert focuses on traditional IT basics and HIT/HIS practice areas: Healthcare Enviroment, Govermental, regulatory, professional and accreditation agencies, Technology enviroment, Systems Life-cycle, Security/Privacy of data, Planning and budgeting, Law, ethics, communication, vendor contracting, Operations management, administration, leadership, etc.
I used supplemental reading recommended in the HIMSS prep material/manuel.
Last edit by rninformatics on Feb 3, '09
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