Eligibility requirements for advanced health informatics certification

Cynthia S. Gadd, Jeffrey J. Williamson, Elaine B. Steen, Katherine P. Andriole, Connie Delaney, Karl Gumpper, Marty LaVenture, Doug Rosendale, Dean F. Sittig, Thankam Thyvalikakath, Peggy Turner, Douglas B. Fridsma

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AMIA is leading the effort to strengthen the health informatics profession by creating an advanced health informatics certification (AHIC) for individualswhose informatics work directly impacts the practice of health care, public health, or personal health. The AMIA Board of Directors has endorseda set of proposed AHIC eligibility requirements that will be presented to the future AHIC certifying entity for adoption. These requirementsspecifically establish who will be eligible to sit for the AHIC examination and more generally signal the depth and breadth of knowledge and experienceexpected from certified individuals. They also inform the development of the accreditation process and provide guidance to graduate healthinformatics programs as well as individuals interested in pursuing AHIC. AHIC eligibility will be determined by practice focus, education in primaryfield and health informatics, and significant health informatics experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-854
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

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  • Certification
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Workforce development


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