CPHIMS Handbook for Candidates

Topics: Management, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Change management Pages: 23 (5604 words) Published: April 4, 2013
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Candidate Handbook and Application
Conducted by the CPHIMS Technical Committee FEBRUARY 2012

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Candidate Handbook

 TABLE OF CONTENTS
ABOUT HIMSS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ABOUT THIS CANDIDATE HANDBOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 CPHIMS CERTIFICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 TESTING AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ABOUT THE CPHIMS EXAMINATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 CPHIMS PRACTITIONER DEFINITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 EXAMINATION CONTENT AND TIMING . . . . . . . . . . . 3 CPHIMS Examination Content Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REVIEW REFERENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 EXAMINATION FEES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 EXAMINATION ADMINISTRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Computer Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holidays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Arrangements for Candidates with Disabilities . . . Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPLYING FOR EXAMINATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adhering to Professional Standards of Conduct . . . . . . . . . The Application Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rescheduling or Canceling an Examination . . . . . . . . . . . ON THE DAY OF EXAMINATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reporting for Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Personal Belongings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 Examination Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Misconduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Verifying Identity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Use of Calculators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Taking the Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Candidate Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Inclement Weather or Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Copyrighted Examination Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Failing To Report for an Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 FOLLOWING THE EXAMINATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scoring the Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Passing the Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Failing the Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scores Canceled by the CPHIMS Technical Committee . . . Confidentiality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duplicate Score Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Name and Address Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
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