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.

Learning Plans

The Learning Plan is a resource for someone who is completing a self-paced exam preparation or it can also be coupled with any of our online or in-person review courses. The learning plan is intended to guide the learner to resources that are helpful throughout the preparation process as well as help determine a scheduled approach.

  • Introduce the components of the body of knowledge.
  • Identify resources that will aide in an exam candidate's preparation.
  • Establish a weekly schedule including the topic(s) covered along with resources/assignments aligned with that particular topic.

Competency Gap Assessments

The HIMSS Competency Gap Assessment will help you determine your readiness for the CAHIMS or CPHIMS certification exam. It can also help you identify personal strengths and areas for growth to support your professional development objectives and help you acquire or strengthen skills and competencies required for success as a 21st century healthcare information technology leader.

Review Materials for the CAHIMS Exam

HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information and Technoloy Terms, Acronyms and Organizations

This significantly expanded and newest edition of the bestselling HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information and Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations has been developed and extensively reviewed by a robust team of industry experts. The fifth edition of this dictionary serves as a quick reference for students, health information and technology (IT) professionals, and healthcare executives to better navigate the ever-growing health IT field. The resource includes:

  • More than 3,400 definitions, organizations, credentials, acronyms and references for the health IT, medical and nursing informatics fields.
  • Acronyms with cross references to current definitions and a list of health IT-related associations and organizations, including contact information, mission statements and web addresses.
  • Academic and certification credentials commonly used in healthcare and IT.

Purchase the HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information and Technoloy Terms, Acronyms and Organizations.

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.

 

Health Information Technology Foundations

This free online learning curriculum designed by Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon University with content originally developed in partnership with the National Science Foundation, Bellevue College, and HIMSS 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 Health Information and Technoloy Terms, Acronyms and Organizations

This significantly expanded and newest edition of the bestselling HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information and Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations has been developed and extensively reviewed by a robust team of industry experts. The fifth edition of this dictionary serves as a quick reference for students, health information and technology (IT) professionals, and healthcare executives to better navigate the ever-growing health IT field. The resource includes:

  • More than 3,400 definitions, organizations, credentials, acronyms and references for the health IT, medical and nursing informatics fields.
  • Acronyms with cross references to current definitions and a list of health IT-related associations and organizations, including contact information, mission statements and web addresses.
  • Academic and certification credentials commonly used in healthcare and IT.

Purchase the HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information and Technoloy Terms, Acronyms and Organizations.

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.

 

 

 

Complete the CPHIMS Practice Exam

A practice exam for the CPHIMS Examination is an online tool created by HIMSS to familiarize you with the format of the CPHIMS Examination.  The 100-question online practice examination was developed using the same procedures as the CPHIMS Examination.  Feedback during the self-assessment may help you identify areas for further review or study.  The questions presented in the practice exam are different from the questions contained on the CPHIMS Examination.  Performance on the practice exam should not be considered predictive of final performance on the actual CPHIMS exam.

Purchase the CPHIMS Practice Exam.

Review Courses & Webinars

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