Summer 2017 Newsletter - CPHIMS Review Course

By Cathy Coleman, DNP, CNL, CPHQ, Education Committee, CPHIMS Course Coordinator

On June 9, the NorCal HIMSS chapter held a CPHIMS Review Course hosted at the University of San Francisco Pleasanton campus. Twenty eight interprofessional attendees representing over 23 healthcare clinical settings, information technology companies, public health departments and integrated delivery systems learned the latest content from a seasoned  The course was lead by HIMSS trainer Deborah Kohn, MPH, RHIA, FACHE, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CIP, Principal, Dak Systems Consulting.

Twenty scholarship recipients attended, and the first ten participants who submit proof of passing the national CPHIMS examination will receive a 50% refund of the exam fee - one enthusiastic participant took the exam on 6/10 and passed! NorCal HIMSS Education Committee volunteer Marco Oliver D. Lopez, DNP, MBA, RN/NP-BC, CPHIMS took the course last year and enthusiastically supports CPHIMS certification.

“Passing the CPHIMS exam helped validate my professional knowledge and competence as a Clinical Nurse Informaticist. The CPHIMS Review Course offered by NorCal HIMSS is very comprehensive, covered everything that I needed to know to pass the exam, and was also a great venue to network with other healthcare IT professionals.”

The course evaluations were overwhelmingly positive, and attendees appreciated the opportunity for networking and debating practice questions in support of professional development. One novice nurse informaticist said, “The CPHIMS review course provided a great map of the test and helped me identify the areas I needed to focus on to prepare. The instructor was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic! Would definitely recommend.”

The CPHIMS review courses will be offered again in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 in Pleasanton and Sacramento, so stay tuned!