Both the American Medical Informatics Association and the American Health Information Management Association are offering training and testing programs leading to certification in the use of electronic health-record systems.
AMIA, Bethesda, Md., is launching its Study Guide for Current and Future Healthcare Workers and exam for the Digital Patient Record Certification, or DPRC designation.
Chicago-based AHIMA's board of directors approved a specialty health data analyst course and certification program that will give healthcare practitioners the expertise to analyze, manage, interpret and transform data into accurate, useful and timely information. A prerequisite for the credential program is either holding the AHIMA designation as a registered health information administrator, or RHIA; or a baccalaureate degree or higher in health information management and a minimum of five years of healthcare data experience. Further details about how to enroll in the course were unavailable at deadline.