On-line Mentoring For CPHIMSS Certification
Online mentoring using Join.Me desktop sharing software.
We are pleased to announce that one of our UHIMSS members, Kalyani Yerra who is CPHIMS certified, has generously offered to share her knowledge of the HIMSS certification process by conducting weekly online mentoring sessions.
The one hour mentoring sessions will be every other Friday at noon beginning April 3, 2015. The sessions will continue through June.
If you are interested in obtaining the CPHIMS certification, this is what you will need to do.
1. Download (at no charge) the “CPHIMS Candidate Handbook” from http://www.himss.org/health-it-certification/cphims/handbook. The handbook contains an overview of the exam, the exam application and other information such a preparing for the exam.
2. Order the recommended study guide “Preparing For Success in Healthcare Information and Management Systems: The CPHIMS Review Guide, Second Edition” from the HIMSS online store at http://marketplace.himss.org/Store/Product-Detail?productId=376965976 The cost is $150.00 for HIMSS members.
An optional, supplemental preparation material is “HIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations, Third Edition”, also from the HIMSS store at http://marketplace.himss.org/Store/Product-Detail?productId=430927868. Member price is $32.00.
3. The desktop sharing that will be used is from Join.Me. Before each session, Kalyani will send the participants the meeting code. Please ensure that you are able to install the software on your computer. There is no charge for the software. The audio session of the online meetings will be provided simultaneously via a long-distance telephone number and through the audio capabilities of the Join.Me session. If you chose to use the built-in audio, a USB headset is recommended.
5. Finally, go to http://www.goAMP.com to find the examination center nearest you and schedule a time to take the exam. The fee is $300 for HIMSS members.
If you would like more information about the CPHIMS certification, please visit HIMSS website at http://www.himss.org/health-it-certification/cphims/handbook.
You can also view the webinar presented on January 15, 2015 by our chapter “Webinar: Introduction To HIMSS Certification” at http://utah.himsschapter.org/Events/Event.aspx?ItemNumber=37472&navItemNumber=10
Best wishes for a successful exam completion.