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An entry level Health IT certification from the world’s largest health IT professional association.


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Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) (Learn more…).

The National Science Foundation, Bellevue College, and HIMSS partnered to develop an entry-level certification to expand access to the promising field of health information technology.

CAHIMS illuminates a path into health IT careers. Community college students, as well as veterans and others new to the field will use it to navigate a career starting point. It will signal an applicant’s job readiness to employers.

Robust instructional resources are also available to help students and faculty prepare for the CAHIMS examination and build a solid foundation in Health IT concepts.

Two curricular options exist:

Gold-standard self-paced, interactive online materials developed in collaboration with Stanford University Open Learning Initiative, CAST, and St Louis Community College

  • Top-of-the-line, self-paced online materials enriched with hands-on activities, scenarios, and multimedia.
  • Materials can be integrated into higher education courses.


In-depth instructional materials based primarily on curricular resources developed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

  • Narrated Powerpoint lectures, resources, and assessments
  • Ideally used in instructor-led training sessions




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