Certification in EHR and HIT

A group calling itself Health IT Certification and backed by an advisory board filled with health IT luminaries has launched professional certification programs in electronic health records and health information technology.

Those who complete training programs will be designated certified professionals in health information technology (CPHIT) or certified professionals in electronic health records (CPEHR).

Certification training programs are scheduled for Jan. 24-26 in Las Vegas, Feb. 28-March 2 in Orlando and March 21-23 in Chicago. The organization also offers online training.

The advisory board for the two certifications include: URAC President Garry Carneal; CareGroup Healthcare System CIO John Halamka, M.D.; MGMA President William Jessee, M.D.; and eHealth Initiative CEO Janet Marchibroda.

Health IT Certification is affiliated with Health Care Conference Administrators, a Yucca Valley, Calif., company that has put on such events as the National HIPAA Summit, the Health Information Technology Summit and The Emerging Technologies and Healthcare Innovations Congress (TETHIC).