Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) Recertification Guide
(Revised Spring 2012)
Maintenance of Certification
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C E R T I F I E D I N H E A LT H C A R E P R I VA C Y A N D S E C U R I T Y
CCHIIM Mission Through certification, the CCHIIM ensures the competency of professionals practicing health informatics and information management (HIIM) worldwide. CCHIIM Vision Professional excellence in HIIM through certification. CCHIIM Values • The application of evidence-based best practices for certification; • The validation of workforce competence through professional certification; • The commitment to ongoing professional development, lifelong learning, and workforce excellence; and • The recognition of CCHIIM-certified professionals’ role in maintaining and enhancing quality health information for the safety of the public and the improvement of healthcare.
CCHIIM Recertification Program
Purpose The CCHIIM recertification (maintenance of certification) program ensures that CCHIIM-certified professionals demonstrate ongoing competence in the domain areas in which they are certified, through either maintenance or enhancement activities. For the purposes of recertification (maintenance of certification), CCHIIM further defines maintenance and enhancement activities as follows: Maintenance: Completion of educational programs that provide updated training and skills to allow continued competence in HIIM by earning the required number of continuing education units (CEUs) in any of the HIIM Domains....