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A New Health Informatics Certification

AMIA is the professional home for leaders in health informatics. AMIA’s digital education initiative has offered online and virtual education for more than a decade.

The Health Informatics Certification Commission launched the AMIA Health Informatics Certification (AHIC) exam in 2021 to recognize excellence through a new AMIA Certified Health Informatics Professional (ACHIP) designation.

The ACHIP designation is for the full spectrum of health informatics professionals, including clinicians – physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, dieticians; public health professionals; data scientists and analysts; researchers; and health informaticians in other spheres.

ARC Video

Curriculum Consultant Lynda Hardy, PhD, shares a brief overview of the new AHIC Review Course.

 

Prepare with the AHIC Review Course

The AHIC Review Course (ARC) helps health informatics (HI) professionals prepare to sit for the AMIA Health Informatics Certification (AHIC) exam. AMIA selected experienced member informaticians as AHIC Review Course curriculum consultant, unit leaders, and more than 30 course instructor subject matter experts to create content based on Health Informatics Delineation of Practice (Gadd et al, 2020).

The AHIC Review Course is a sustained study program of more than 40 hours of AMIA Health Informatics Essentials education modules. Through 119 brief lectures with 100s of hyperlinked references and resources and several quizzes per unit, the AHIC Review Course will help learners become familiar with the content and types of questions on the AHIC examination.

The goal of the AHIC Review Course is to help learners identify gaps in their knowledge that require additional self-study and to think about how they could be tested on the application of knowledge. Through an online forum, the AHIC Review Course will also provide opportunities for learners to interact with each other and instructors.

Why Take ARC?

The AMIA Health Informatics Review Course is the first and only comprehensive preparatory course for health informatics practitioners seeking the ACHIP designation.

Professionals in clinical and public health roles have a certification specifically designed to recognize the work experience, education and expert knowledge required to be a high performaning health informatics practitioner.

ACHIP = AMIA Certified Health Informatics Professional

The ACHIP designation is for the full spectrum of health informatics professionals, including clinicians – physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, dieticians; public health professionals; data scientists and analysts; researchers; and health informaticians in other spheres.

To earn the ACHIP designation one must apply and be accepted to sit for the AMIA Health Informatics Certification (AHIC) Exam which begins Fall 2021.

Applications for the Inaugural Class of AHIC have closed for 2021.  The Inaugural exam testing window is open October 1, 2021 – January 16, 2022. Applications will reopen in Spring 2022.

What is AHIC?

  • New certification for Health Informatics (HI) professionals who are in or aspire to senior HI roles
  • For the full spectrum of applied health informatics professionals
  • Focuses on activities most likely to directly affect the public or organizational performance
  • Emphasizes operational rather than research-focused dimensions of informatics
  • Exam emphasizes application of knowledge rather than recall of knowledge
  • Exam based on Health Informatics Delineation of Practice

Learn more about AHIC

Registration

Prepare with the AHIC Review Course and register today.

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