Certification Review Materials

HIMSS offers a range of free and paid review materials for the CAHIMS and CPHIMS exams.

Candidate Handbooks

A detailed content outline that breaks down structure and subject matter for each exam is located in the candidate handbooks. After reviewing the outline, HIMSS recommends that you focus your study on tasks that you do not perform regularly or with which you are not familiar.

Review Materials for the CAHIMS Exam

HIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare IT Terms

This dictionary was developed and extensively reviewed by industry experts. The resource includes:

  • Definitions of terms for the IT and clinical, medical and nursing informatics fields.
  • Acronyms with cross references to current definitions.
  • Academic and certification credentials commonly used in healthcare and IT.

Purchase the HIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare IT Terms.

The CAHIMS Review Guide

This review guide, which is available in softcover follows the exam content outline and covers organizational and technology environments; systems analysis, design, selection, implementation, support, maintenance, testing, evaluation, privacy and security; and leadership and management support. Sample multiple choice questions are included at the end of the book.

Purchase the CAHIMS Review Guide.

CAHIMS Self-Study E-Learning Curriculum

HIMSS offers an e-learning curriculum to help candidates prepare for each exam.

The CAHIMS Self-Study E-Learning Curriculum was developed in partnership with the National Science Foundation, Bellevue College, and HIMSS, and may be accessed for free on the Health eWorkforce Consortium or National Training Education Resource websites.

Health Information Technology Foundations

This free online learning curriculum designed by Stanford University and Carnegie Melon University offers an overview of healthcare, health information technology, and health information management systems. The key focus is on the role and responsibilities of entry-level health IT specialists.

Access this free online learning curriculum.

Review Materials for the CPHIMS Exam

HIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare IT Terms

This dictionary was developed and extensively reviewed by industry experts. The resource includes:

  • Definitions of terms for the IT and clinical, medical and nursing informatics fields.
  • Acronyms with cross references to current definitions.
  • Academic and certification credentials commonly used in healthcare and IT.

Purchase the HIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare IT Terms.

The CPHIMS Review Guide, 3rd Edition

This review guide, which is available in softcover and eBook editions, follows the exam content outline and covers healthcare and technology environments; systems analysis, design, selection, implementation, support, maintenance, testing, evaluation, privacy and security; and administration leadership and management. Sample multiple choice questions are included at the end of the book.

Purchase the CPHIMS Review Guide.

The CPHIMS Self-Assessment Exam (SAE)

This 100-question online practice exam was developed using the same procedures as the CPHIMS Exam and conforms to exam specifications. Includes detailed feedback reports to help you determine how to focus your review.

Purchase the CPHIMS Self-Assessment Exam.

The CPHIMS Self-Paced Online Review

The online review materials are designed to familiarize learners with the three sections and nine topics covered in the exam. They may be purchased together or separately, and include:

  • A nine-module self-paced e-learning course
  • Four recorded instructor-led webinars

Purchase the CPHIMS Self-Paced Online Review.

Review Courses & Webinars

To assist candidates in preparing for the CAHIMS and CPHIMS examinations, HIMSS offers:

  • Instructor-led, interactive one-day in-person review courses.
  • Online review courses (4 sessions / 2 hours per session).
  • Instructional webinars.

View upcoming scheduled in person and online review courses and instructional webinars.