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Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS)


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Program Description


This course series prepares students to sit for the certification exam for Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).  Health IT professionals assist in the implementation of Electronic Health Records in various healthcare settings, and in achievement of “Meaningful Use” per federal guidelines.  They are looked upon to analyze, improve, and implement technology and workflow solutions to improve patient care.  They also support the growing use of technology throughout all aspects of healthcare.

Program Outcomes


CCBC Credential: Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate. Students will be prepared to sit for the certification exam for Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

Certifying Organization: Healthcare Information Management and Systems society; www.himss.org; exam cost: $225 (not included in the program costs)

Program Length


12 months.  Courses start in the fall at CCBC Essex and in the spring at CCBC Randallstown

Program Requirements


Degree or certification in healthcare field or IT field or 5 years related work experience.  Prior completion of AHE 534 Medical Terminology for Health Occupations or AHL 717 Challenge Exam for Medical Terminology.  Students must be computer literate and have computer access.

Application Process


Provisional Entry – Documentation of healthcare or IT background: degree or certification in the healthcare field or IT field or 5 years related work experience.  Documentation of completed medical terminology course AHE 534 or AHL 717.

Program Course Sequence


1. Foundations of Health Information Technology(online course): AHL 867

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • 1) “Electronic Health Records, A Practical Guide for Professionals & Organizations, 5th ed.”; $95;
    • 2)  “Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach, 4th ed.”; $125

2. Introduction to IT & Computer Science – for students with Healthcare background: AHL 823 Or

Introduction to Healthcare Systems – for students with IT background: AHE 641

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • AHL 823 – None
    • AHE 641 – Introduction to Health Care; 3rd Edition; $150

3. Working in Teams (online course): AHL 819

  • Textbook/Materials: None

4. Health Management Information Systems: AHL 943

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Same as AHL 867;
    • AHIMA Virtual Lab pass; $110

5. Quality Management (online course): AHL 825

  • Textbook/Materials: None

6. Information Technology Vendor Management (online course): AHL 944

  • Textbook/Materials: None

7.  EHR Process, Design & Implementation: AHL 820

  • Textbook/Materials:
    • Same as AHL 867

8. Public Health IT (online course): AHL 827

  • Textbook/Materials: None

Program Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $2392 (Tuition-$1005/Fees-$1387)
  • Textbook/Materials: $330-480

Program Contact Information


Director:                               

Lynette Higgins  

lhiggins@ccbcmd.edu     

443-840-5716    

Owings Mills, Suite 302

Administrative Assistant:  

Nancy Pittinger  

npittinger@ccbcmd.edu   

443-840-4483    

Owings Mills, Suite 302

Financial Aid and Payment Options:


 Continuing Education Opportunity Grant

Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation Vocational Scholarship

Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)

Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities

Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Local Office of Workforce Development

 

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