00:00:21 - Hi there, I'm Michael Shannon.
00:00:23 - And welcome to the
00:00:25 - And I guess you're wondering
right off the bat, why was I
00:00:28 - playing Latin salsa music?
00:00:29 - Well, I was under the impression
that pretty much
00:00:32 - everybody liked CHISP
00:00:35 - OK, so here we go.
00:00:37 - I promise, no more lame jokes.
00:00:40 - I wanted to get that one CHISP
and salsa joke out of the way,
00:00:43 - the obvious one.
00:00:44 - Well, I want to welcome you
on behalf of CBT Nuggets.
00:00:47 - If this is your first time to
take a Nugget, I want to
00:00:50 - welcome you and thank you for
choosing CBT Nuggets for your
00:00:52 - training solution.
00:00:54 - If you're a returning
00:00:56 - maybe you've taken my CompTIA
Healthcare IT series, or one
00:01:01 - of the other CBT Nuggets
series, welcome back.
00:01:03 - It's great to have you here.
00:01:05 - This first Nugget will serve
as an introduction to the
00:01:07 - Certified Health Informatics
Systems Professional, CHISP.
00:01:12 - What we're doing in this first
Nugget is talk about the
00:01:15 - organization that's
behind the CHISP--
00:01:18 - the ASHIM--
00:01:19 - how this particular
certification compares to
00:01:21 - others like HIT from CompTIA,
00:01:25 - And we'll talk about the
distinctives of the exam and
00:01:28 - the main topics that are
going to be covered
00:01:30 - in this Nugget series.
00:01:32 - So let's answer this first
question, what is the CHISP?
00:01:36 - And why do we want this
00:01:40 - ASHIM, A-S-H-I-M, is the
American Society of Health
00:01:44 - Informatics Managers.
00:01:45 - And they're the organization
that's behind the Certified
00:01:49 - Health Informatics System
Professional certification and
00:01:53 - exam, CHISP.
00:01:55 - And you for sure want to check
out their website, ashim.org,
00:01:58 - because you're going to have to
become a member and get a
00:02:01 - membership for $175 at this
point in time to be able to
00:02:05 - take the CHISP exam and get
00:02:10 - Now, this is a health IT exam.
00:02:12 - If you're familiar with the
CompTIA Healthcare IT
00:02:16 - technician exam, that's a much
broader and fundamental exam.
00:02:21 - This one has several
topics of overlap.
00:02:24 - And we'll look at
the topics here.
00:02:25 - But this is really focusing
mostly on qualifying
00:02:30 - individuals--
00:02:30 - qualifying professionals--
00:02:32 - to help them go into hospitals
and physicians' offices and
00:02:36 - other medical areas to adopt
EHR, Electronic Health Record
00:02:41 - Systems, and EMRs, Electronic
Medical Records Systems So
00:02:46 - having those skills, along with
some other supporting
00:02:50 - skills as well.
00:02:51 - Again, it's bridging the
knowledge of IT, Information
00:02:54 - Technology, and health care.
00:02:56 - So once you finish this Nugget
series, you'll be able to
00:02:59 - demonstrate knowledge and
skills in technology,
00:03:03 - specifically health
00:03:05 - The kind that's used in the
health care industry, as well
00:03:08 - as unique skill sets so that
people who are hiring-- and
00:03:11 - there's a huge demand right
now, OK, for health care
00:03:15 - professionals who
have IT skills.
00:03:16 - And this certification will show
that you have that unique
00:03:19 - combination of IT and health
00:03:22 - It'll help you stand out
with employers and in
00:03:25 - the interview process.
00:03:26 - So let's go on a web
safari real quick.
00:03:29 - So here's the area of ashim.org
where you'll want to
00:03:31 - check out this membership.
00:03:33 - OK, so right now--
00:03:35 - which is pretty much
summer of 2013--
00:03:37 - in annual membership,
00:03:40 - And then to renew the
membership, it's $85.
00:03:43 - And here they remind you they
are a non-governmental
00:03:45 - organization.
00:03:46 - They're just operating in the
public interest to foster
00:03:50 - professional standards
in health IT.
00:03:52 - And so, you'll have to be a
member to be able to use the
00:03:55 - CHISP certification tag.
00:03:58 - There's also other member
00:04:01 - and things like that.
00:04:02 - And if you scroll on down here,
there are some webinars
00:04:04 - you can check out as well.
00:04:05 - Might want to add that to your
CBT Nuggets training here.
00:04:09 - You could see also here they
have health IT jobs, health IT
00:04:13 - news and some additional
00:04:16 - Let's take a look at the
topics that are going
00:04:17 - to be on this exam.
00:04:19 - This is just the
first set here.
00:04:21 - And by the way, they're
in no order.
00:04:23 - I'm going to take a
00:04:25 - in this Nugget series.
00:04:26 - I will be starting out
with the computer
00:04:29 - science area down here.
00:04:31 - So if you, by the way, already
have a basic understanding of
00:04:35 - computing in architecture and
data organization, networking
00:04:39 - and data communication--
00:04:39 - if you have a strong IT
background, then you could go
00:04:43 - and then move into the other
health-related things first.
00:04:47 - If you already have a health
care background, like--
00:04:50 - I've been working with HIPAA
implementation since the late
00:04:53 - '90s and the early aughts, doing
seminars and on-site
00:04:57 - site training, consulting and
working for several health
00:05:00 - organizations, hospitals.
00:05:02 - Mostly in privacy and security,
but I've also done
00:05:05 - some contracting for
implementation as a
00:05:08 - contractor for IBM.
00:05:09 - So if you already have that
kind of health care
00:05:12 - background, then you might want
to go and start out with
00:05:15 - the computer science
00:05:17 - So you can customize the order
of the Nuggets that you go
00:05:20 - through on your own.
00:05:21 - But here are the first three
major topics, OK?
00:05:24 - First is health IT.
00:05:25 - And remember, IT is so broad.
00:05:28 - So we're going to be focusing on
things that are particular
00:05:31 - to health care.
00:05:33 - The enterprise architecture
for health care and public
00:05:36 - health organizations,
00:05:39 - master patient indices.
00:05:41 - Other systems.
00:05:42 - E-prescribing.
00:05:44 - Clinical decision support.
00:05:46 - Interoperability principles.
00:05:48 - Other different concepts
and acronyms here.
00:05:50 - We'll talk about RFID and
wireless in health care.
00:05:53 - And the ambulatory
adoption of EMRs.
00:05:57 - And we'll define this
terminology as well.
00:05:59 - We'll look at a wide variety
of health care regulations.
00:06:02 - HIPAA's been around for quite
a while, but HITECH is
00:06:04 - relatively new.
00:06:06 - Then, of course, computer
00:06:07 - starting with the basics.
00:06:08 - This will be the first Nugget
that we do after the
00:06:11 - introduction here.
00:06:12 - I'll just go and look at some
system, some very common
00:06:15 - systems that you would
find in a health care
00:06:17 - environment right now.
00:06:18 - So we'll look at some basic
00:06:22 - organizing and representing
data, programming languages,
00:06:25 - some basics there.
00:06:25 - I'll give you some other
resources as well.
00:06:27 - And of course, networking
00:06:30 - Now, once we complete the basic
computer science stuff,
00:06:33 - the next thing I'm going to
do is go into this medical
00:06:35 - terminology and anatomy, OK?
00:06:37 - Basic vocabulary.
00:06:39 - Conversational familiarity
with medical terms.
00:06:42 - We want to get that foundation
00:06:44 - Then we'll look at things like
medical insurance billing.
00:06:46 - Information and data security,
which is my specialty.
00:06:49 - We'll look at operational
principles in health care.
00:06:52 - For example, communication
00:06:54 - You know, speaking
00:06:56 - Understanding the changes that
have happened for physicians
00:06:59 - and nurses.
00:07:00 - Job expectations.
00:07:02 - Different levels of health
00:07:04 - Patient service and the patient
care flow process.
00:07:08 - We'll look at data mining
reports and queries.
00:07:10 - We'll be focusing on
SQL, or S-Q-L--
00:07:13 - which is necessary for the
exam And then we've got
00:07:16 - technology and quality
of care, OK?
00:07:19 - So these are the major topics
and the subtopics that are
00:07:22 - going to be covered in this
CBT Nuggets series.
00:07:25 - And like I said, this is a
little bit more advanced than
00:07:29 - the CompTIA Healthcare IT.
00:07:31 - It's also going to be focused
on some actual SQL, EMR
00:07:35 - programs, and EHR programs.
00:07:38 - So frankly, the CompTIA HIT
Nugget series would be a
00:07:42 - really good complement,
actually, to do first, before
00:07:45 - you did this one.
00:07:46 - It's not a mandatory thing.
00:07:48 - It's not a prerequisite.
00:07:50 - But if you're new to both health
care and IT, and you're
00:07:54 - looking to start a new career,
I would say both of these
00:07:57 - together would be a wonderful
00:08:00 - Let's talk more about the
actual exam itself.
00:08:03 - Now, to qualify for the CHISP
exam, you have to have at
00:08:06 - least three years of IT
experience with hardware,
00:08:10 - software, data or
a clinical IT.
00:08:13 - Or if you don't have three
years, you need to get some
00:08:16 - type of Microsoft
00:08:19 - Or, let's say, a Cisco
00:08:22 - If you have a degree in computer
science or a diploma
00:08:25 - from an approved post-secondary
00:08:28 - that'll qualify you as well.
00:08:29 - You could also go through
ASHIM's official training,
00:08:33 - which is extremely expensive
and very difficult to even
00:08:37 - find, to be honest with you.
00:08:39 - So hopefully, one of
these won't be
00:08:41 - difficult for you to do.
00:08:42 - At CBT Nuggets, we could help
you very easily and quickly
00:08:45 - get a CCNA certification, or a
CCNA security certification,
00:08:51 - or one of the entry-level
00:08:54 - let's say for end user.
00:08:55 - One of the cool things about
this exam is that you don't
00:08:58 - have to go to a testing center
to take the exam.
00:09:01 - You could actually use your
own PC or your laptop.
00:09:05 - They secure it with modern
technologies that use
00:09:07 - biometric keystroke analytics.
00:09:10 - And they use a webcam--
00:09:11 - a standalone webcam--
00:09:13 - and high speed internet
00:09:15 - You have to schedule it
48 hours in advance.
00:09:19 - And it's delivered online
between 12:00 noon to 12:00
00:09:22 - midnight, Eastern Standard Time,
Monday through Friday,
00:09:25 - and from 6:00 PM to 11:00
EST on weekends.
00:09:30 - It's a three-hour, timed,
00:09:34 - You have 250 multiple
00:09:37 - OK, so basically 180 minutes
to answer 250 questions.
00:09:42 - When you're taking the exam and
you're on the webcam, you
00:09:45 - can't use any books or tools
or other resources.
00:09:48 - And the cost of the exam is
going to pretty much be $350.
00:09:53 - Because it's $175 for your ASHIM
membership, and then
00:09:57 - $175 for the exam.
00:09:59 - So you definitely want to do
your due diligence and make
00:10:03 - sure you're ready for this exam
before you go fork out
00:10:06 - that kind of money.
00:10:07 - That's what we're here for.
00:10:10 - OK, there's our introduction
to the Certified Health
00:10:12 - Informatics Systems
00:10:14 - exam, as well as ASHIM.
00:10:16 - Check out their website.
00:10:18 - We're now ready to start diving
into the content.
00:10:20 - And like I said, we're going
to start out with the
00:10:23 - fundamentals.
00:10:23 - We'll start out first with the
00:10:25 - fundamentals of computer science.
00:10:27 - And then we'll start to look at
the fundamentals of health
00:10:29 - care technology and
00:10:32 - So I hope this CBT Nugget
was informative for you.
00:10:35 - I want to thank you