Health IT Certification Exam Objectives

The Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional - CHISP®  certification exam covers health IT, health care regulations, computer science, medical insurance billing, information and data security, medical terminology and anatomy, operational principles in health care, data-mining, reports and queries, and technology in quality of care.

The CHISP exam is a two and a half hour timed exam and there are 150 multiple choice questions. The CHISP exam is designed to evaluate a health IT professional’s knowledge of the concepts below, which are thoroughly covered in CHISP training modules.

Heath IT

  1. Enterprise architecture in health care and public health organizations
  2. The use of enterprise master patient indices, record locator systems, clinical data repositories, HIE, and RHIO in healthcare
  3. CPOE and e-Prescribing (eRx)
  4. Types of clinical decision support, clinical remote monitoring and telehealth
  5. Interoperability principles including vocabulary standards, content standards, and privacy and security standards
  6. Concepts of CPT, ICD, SMOMED, LOINC, RXNorm and HL7
  7. Principles of DICOM and PACs
  8. RFID and of wireless concepts in healthcare
  9. Requirements in ambulatory adoption of EMRs

Health Care Regulations

  1. Requirements for government funding of EHRs
  2. General knowledge of industry compliance requirements such as HIPAA, STARK, HITECH, and the OIG guidance for group physician practice

Computer Science

  1. The basic terminology of computing
  2. Computer architecture
  3. Data organization, representation and structure
  4. Structure of programming languages
  5. Networking and data communication

Medical Insurance Billing

  1. Basic billing and coding principles including insurance payment models

Information and Data Security

  1. Data security including firewall, intrusion detection systems, secure network structures, access controls, and data encryption
  2. Business continuity and disaster planning

Medical Terminology and Anatomy

  1. A basic vocabulary and conversational familiarity with medical terms

Operational Principals in Healthcare

  1. Techniques for effective communication with physicians,
  2. EHR change management methods,
  3. Understanding job expectations in the health care settings,
  4. Recognizing various levels of healthcare providers, places of patient service, and the patient-care flow process

Data-mining, Reports and Queries

  1. The ability to retrieve information from databases with SQL queries

Technology in Quality of Care

  1. Major concepts of quality in healthcare and the technology that is used to assess patient quality of care, patient safety, and medical necessity in the provision of medical services