Announcing the Conversion of HIT Pro Credentials to AHIMA CHTS Credentials
The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) has announced that HIT Pro competency exams will convert to AHIMA Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS) credentials, effective July 29, 2013. The information provided below summarizes the transition details.
|HIT-Pro Name and Designation||NEW AHIMA Credential Designation|
|HIT Pro–Clinician/Practitioner Consultant (HIT Pro–CP)||CHTS-CP|
|HIT Pro–Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist (HIT Pro–PW)||CHTS-PW|
|HIT Pro–Implementation Manager (HIT Pro–IM)||CHTS-IM|
|HIT Pro–Implementation Support Specialist (HIT Pro–IS)||CHTS-IS|
|HIT Pro–Technical/Software Support Staff (HIT Pro–TS )||CHTS-TS|
|HIT Pro–Trainer (HIT Pro–TR)||CHTS-TR|
The CHTS exams assess the competency of health IT professionals related to the implementation and management of electronic health information in the same manner as the HIT Pro exams. Learn more about the transition here (51 KB pdf).
Earning a CHTS credential will confirm that your experience and skills are ready to meet the nation’s need for health information technology workers. As the healthcare industry transitions to electronic health records (EHRs), CHTS-certified staff show a commitment to their profession and their career. They are eager to demonstrate competency in this evolving field and are excited to work on the leading edge of health IT.
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Universally Accepted Forms of Candidate Identification for candidates testing inside or outside their country of citizenship (Must be in Roman Characters).
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- U.S. Military ID (including military ID for spouses and dependents)
Primary ID (photograph and signature, not expired)
- Government-Issued Driver’s License, including temporary licenses with all required elements (refer to “Unacceptable forms of Candidate Identification” for an exception when presented with a Texas driver’s license that carries two expiration dates)
- U.S. Dept of State Driver’s License
- U.S. Learner’s Permit (plastic card only with photo and signature)
- National/State/Country Identification Card
- Passport cards
- Military ID
- Military ID for spouses and dependents
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- Government-Issued local language ID (plastic card with photo and signature)
- Employee ID*
- School ID*
- Credit Card* (A credit card can be used as a primary form of ID only if it contains both a photo and a signature and is not expired. Any credit card can be used as a secondary form of ID, as long as it contains a signature and is not expired. This includes major credit cards, such as VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. It also includes department store and gasoline credit cards.)
*These forms of identification cannot be used as primary identification for Regulatory and Certification candidates unless specifically indicated in the exam sponsor quick reference guide.
Secondary ID (signature, not expired)
- U.S. Social Security Card
- Debit/ATM Card
- Credit Cards
- any form of ID on the Primary list