The AHIC program (i.e., becoming certified as an ACHIP) provides objective, third-party validation of mastery of health informatics and demonstrates expertise to employers, patients, grantors, publications, students, and other stakeholders. AHIC signals commitment to maintaining professional competency, continuous learning, and adhering to professional standards.
Achieving AHIC is a significant accomplishment that distinguishes ACHIPs from other health informatics professionals. AHIC conveys dedication to practice excellence and signals the knowledge and skills needed to drive healthcare improvement and innovation through safe and effective use of health information and information technology.
AHIC recertification ensures that diplomates maintain professional competency and acquire new skills. Thus, AHIC diplomates are able to effectively apply health informatics expertise to current and emerging health care challenges.
For Other Stakeholders
AMIA designed AHIC to:
- Contribute to public safety and well-being through the certification of health informatics professionals who are capable of enhancing organizational performance and positively impacting individual and population health avoiding costly and potentially harmful adverse effects associated with implementation and use of health information systems
- Support employers by defining the standard for health informatics practice and highlighting the types of skills AHIC diplomates can bring to an organization
- Provide guidance to future or emerging health informatics professionals on the education and experiences that will prepare them for more advanced roles