Hello CHIMSS members. As your chapter’s professional development chair, I would like to introduce you to a few of the areas within HIMSS that will enable you to enhance your careers through education, certification, and member advancement.
HIMSS offers a wide range of online educational opportunities including the eLearning Academy, a variety of self-paced eLearning courses as well as past recordings of virtual events such as the HIMSS National Conference and webinars. Also available are a number of cost effective online education events focusing on ICD-10, mobile health, meaningful use, privacy and security, and much more.
HIMSS provides the opportunity for qualified members to acquire the CAHIMS (Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems) for associate level professionals with less than 5 years’ experience or the CPHIMS (Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems) for professionals with five or more years of Health IT experience. I will provide more information on these certifications at our November 7th program.
HIMSS offers member advancement to Senior and Fellow status. Senior and Fellow members are recognized leaders within HIMSS and the Health IT industry. Active members participating in volunteer, presentations, and publications opportunities could be eligible for advancement to Senior or Fellow. Look for more information from me on how to apply for member advancement.
I look forward to a great year with CHIMSS and assisting our members with professional development. Please feel free to contact me with questions or for more information on how CHIMSS can help you in development of your professional career. My contact information is available through the HIMSS member directory.
Michael Archuleta, BSIT, ITIL
CHIMSS Professional Development