Dec 14, 2018  
Catalog 2018-19 
    
Catalog 2018-19

Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and 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 and utilization 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 receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). 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

Financial Aid and Payment Options:


Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length


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

Program Requirements


Information/Orientation:
Orientation sessions are held in the fall and the winter.

Fall 2018 dates: Tuesday, August 14 and Monday, September 10 from 6:30-8 pm at CCBC Essex, HTEC101.

Winter/Spring 2019 dates: please see the Spring 2019 Continuing Education Non-Credit Class Schedule for details.

 

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


To apply, go to ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

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 or AHE 124

Program Course Sequence


AHL867

Foundations of Health Information Technology

(online course)

30

1) “Health IT and EHR’s: Principles & Practice, 6th ed.”; $120;

2)  ”Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach, 5th ed.”; $150

$399

T-$126/F-$273

AHL 823

 

Or

 

AHE 641

Introduction to IT & Computer Science – for students with Healthcare background

Introduction to Healthcare Systems – for students with IT background

20

AHL 823 – None

 

AHE 641 – Introduction to Health Care; 4th Edition; $170

$199

T-$93/F-$106

AHL 819

Working in Teams

(online course)

6

None

$109

T-$39/F-$70

AHL 943

Health Management Information Systems

40

1)    Same as AHL 867;

2)    AHIMA Virtual Lab pass; $110

$569

T-$259/F-$310

AHL 825

Quality Management

(online course)

12

None

$199

T-$93/F-$106

AHL 944

Information Technology Vendor Management

(online course)

12

None

 

 

$199

T-$93/F-$106

AHL 820

EHR Process, Design & Implementation

60

Same as AHL 867

$849

T-$335/F-$514

AHL 827

Public Health IT

(online course)

6

None

$109

 

T-$39/F-$70

Course Series Totals:

186

$550

$2632

T-$1077/F-$1555

 

Additional Information


Additional Expenses:
CAHIMS Certification exam $250

Skills for Success:
​Candidates must be self-motivated, independent learners, as the program is a mixture of online and hybrid (both online and classroom) courses.  They need strong writing and analytical skills.  In the workplace, they will need strong analytical, communication and management skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and in teams.

Career Opportunities:
​Depending on prior educational and work experience, there are a range of job opportunities as Systems Analysts, Workflow Specialists, Software Specialists, and Implementation Support Specialists.

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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

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