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Course H500
Certified Health Information Systems Professional (CHISP) Prep Boot Camp

For professional looking to achieve certification in the field of Healthcare IT which will enable you to differentiate yourself in this growing field.

What is the CHISP designation:

ASHIM (American Society of Health Informatics Managers) developed the CHISP certification to provide industry with a designation that says a person is a qualified professional capable to meet the needs of hospitals and physicians as they move to adopt electronic health care systems. A CHISP professional will have demonstrated skills and knowledge in technology, and the healthcare industry, including the unique requirements formed where these two trades meet.

CHISP Prep Course

AHSI is excited to offer professionals a live instructor led course that prepares you for this certification. This two day virtual boot camp (four hours each day) is an intensive preparation for students in the core concepts of information and computer science, the US healthcare system and medical information systems needed to reach CHISP certification. Class members will work thru each area of competency reviewing key points, important terminology and test question preparation in a fast paced, in depth virtual setting. The goal of this virtual boot camp is to bring to the forefront what each student will need to be successful in achieving CHISP certification.

As part of this course you will receive:

  • An ASHIM approved study guide
  • An exam voucher
  • Live practice questions during the delivery of the Boot Camp with question review
  • Live instructor lead training on the CHISP knowledge areas, the information that makes up the exam

CHISP Knowledge Areas include:

Health IT: Enterprise architecture in health care and public health organizations, the use of enterprise master patient indices, record locator systems and clinical data repositories, HIE and RHIO in healthcare, CPOE and eRx, types of clinical decision support, clinical remote monitoring and tele-health, interpretability principles including vocabulary standards, content standards, and privacy and security, standards, concepts of SMOMED, LOINC, RXNorm, and HL&, principles of DICOm and PACs, RFID and of wireless concepts in healthcare and concepts in ambulatory adoption and EMRs.

Health Care Regulation: Defining the requirements for government funding of EHRS general knowledge of industry compliance requirements such as HIPAA, STARK, HITECH, and the OIG compliance guidance for group physician practice.

Computer Science: Computer architecture, data organization, representation and structure, structure of programming languages, networking and data communication and the basic terminology of computing.

Medical Insurance Billing: Basic billing and coding principles including insurance payment models.

Information and Data Security: Data security including firewall, intrusion detection systems secure network structures, access controls and data encryption also learn about business continuity and disaster planning.

Medical Terminology and Anatomy: A basic vocabulary and conversational familiarity with medical terms.

Operational Principals in Healthcare: Techniques for effective communication with physicians, HER change management methods, understanding job expectations in the health care settings, recognizing various levels of healthcare providers, places of patient services and to be familiar with the patient-care flow process.

Data-mining, Reports and Queries: The ability to retrieve information from databases with SQL queries.


Course Outline

I. Introduction

  • Course Objectives
  • Course Focus
  • Course Logistics
  • CHISM Exam Assumptions
  • What does the CHISM Exam Test?
  • Requirements for CHISM Certification
  • CHISM Application and Exam Process
  • Question Allocation on the CHISM Exam

2. Computer Science

  • Terminology
  • Module overview
    • Common operating systems
    • Programming languages and their uses

3. Data Security

  • Terminology
  • Module Overview
    • Risk analysis and assessment
    • Internet, firewalls and servers
    • Authentication
    • Cryptography and encryption

4. Data Queries

  • Terminology
  • Module Overview
    • Structured Query Language (SQL)
    • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

5. Medical Terminology and Anatomy

  • Terminology
  • Module Overview
    • Systems of the body and their functions
    • Integumentary
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Respiratory
    • Cardiovascular
    • Hemic
    • Lymphatic
    • Digestive
    • Urinary
    • Endocrine
    • Nervous

6. Healthcare Operations

  • Terminology
  • Module Overview
    • Providers, mid-level and support staff
    • Medical specialties
    • Practice workflow
    • Practice and hospital management
    • Place of Service (POS)

7. Healthcare IT Regulations

  • Terminology
  • Module Overview
    • Anti-kickback Law
    • Stark Law
    • EMTALA
    • HIPAA and protected health information
    • EDI standards
    • 1500 claim forms
    • ARRA and HITECH Act
    • EHR and Meaningful Use objectives and measures
    • EHR certification

8. Medical Insurance Billing

  • Terminology
  • Module Overview
    • ICD-9/CPT and HCPCS
    • Public health care
    • Insurance coding and billing

9. Healthcare IT and Quality of Care

  • Terminology
  • Module Overview
    • Enterprise architecture
    • Public health organizations
    • Business practices in healthcare
    • Clinical data repositories
    • Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI)
    • RHIO’s/CPOE
    • Telehealth and Telemedicine
    • Interoperability standards
    • LOINC
    • RXNorm
    • HL7
    • e-prescibing
    • PQRI
    • DICOM
    • RFID in healthcare
    • EMR considerations
    • Federal and state stakeholders in HIT

10.Practice Test and Review


Who Should Attend This Course

This workshop should be valuable to all those concerned with electronic health records. These include:

  • Healthcare Practice Administrators
  • HIS Managers & Business Analysts
  • Healthcare Project Managers
  • Practice IT Managers
  • Physician Champions
  • Clinical Directors
  • Business Office Managers
  • IPA Directors
  • CIO’s