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This Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional (CHISP®) video training course with Michael Shannon covers skills needed to work in healthcare IT and obtain CHISP certification....
This Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional (CHISP®) video training course with Michael Shannon covers skills needed to work in healthcare IT and obtain CHISP certification.

Recommended skills:
  • Basic IT knowledge

Recommended equipment:
  • N/A

Related certifications:
  • Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional (CHISP)

Related job functions:
  • Healthcare IT (HIT)

This exciting course prepares you for the coveted CHISP® credential. Master various skills-based competencies necessary by professionals in the Healthcare IT (HIT) profession, regardless of the career path you choose. It is rooted in core competencies to demonstrate the nature of the healthcare IT field and the manner in which one area of knowledge works in synergy with another. This Nugget course covers topics like health IT; healthcare regulations; computer science fundamentals; medical insurance billing; information and data security; medical terminology and anatomy; healthcare operational principles; data mining, queries, and reporting; and technology in Quality of Care.
1. Introduction to CHISP (10 min)
2. Healthcare PCs at a Glance (27 min)
3. Bits, Nibbles, Bytes, and Hex...Oh My! (31 min)
4. Data Types, Characteristics, and Representation (33 min)
5. Computer Architecture Basics (32 min)
6. Memory Addressing (23 min)
7. Structure of Programming Languages (30 min)
8. Networking and Data Communication (29 min)
9. Medical Terminology (34 min)
10. More Healthcare Terminology (37 min)
11. Health Care Regulations (41 min)
12. Operational Principles in Healthcare (49 min)
13. Medical Insurance Payments and Billing (37 min)
14. Health IT Concepts and Practices (33 min)
15. Healthcare Interoperability and Coding (32 min)
16. Electronic Health Records Software (32 min)
17. Technology in Quality of Care (41 min)
18. Databases, Warehousing, and Mining for Healthcare (44 min)
19. Information and Data Security (39 min)

Introduction to CHISP


Hi there, I'm Michael Shannon. And welcome to the CHISP series. And I guess you're wondering right off the bat, why was I playing Latin salsa music? Well, I was under the impression that pretty much everybody liked CHISP and salsa. OK, so here we go. I promise, no more lame jokes.


I wanted to get that one CHISP and salsa joke out of the way, the obvious one. Well, I want to welcome you on behalf of CBT Nuggets. If this is your first time to take a Nugget, I want to welcome you and thank you for choosing CBT Nuggets for your training solution.


If you're a returning Nuggeteer-- maybe you've taken my CompTIA Healthcare IT series, or one of the other CBT Nuggets series, welcome back. It's great to have you here. This first Nugget will serve as an introduction to the Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional, CHISP.


What we're doing in this first Nugget is talk about the organization that's behind the CHISP-- the ASHIM-- how this particular certification compares to others like HIT from CompTIA, for example. And we'll talk about the distinctives of the exam and the main topics that are going to be covered in this Nugget series.


So let's answer this first question, what is the CHISP? And why do we want this certification? ASHIM, A-S-H-I-M, is the American Society of Health Informatics Managers. And they're the organization that's behind the Certified Health Informatics System Professional certification and exam, CHISP.


And you for sure want to check out their website,, because you're going to have to become a member and get a membership for $175 at this point in time to be able to take the CHISP exam and get that certification. Now, this is a health IT exam. If you're familiar with the CompTIA Healthcare IT technician exam, that's a much broader and fundamental exam.


This one has several topics of overlap. And we'll look at the topics here. But this is really focusing mostly on qualifying individuals-- qualifying professionals-- to help them go into hospitals and physicians' offices and other medical areas to adopt EHR, Electronic Health Record Systems, and EMRs, Electronic Medical Records Systems So having those skills, along with some other supporting skills as well.


Again, it's bridging the knowledge of IT, Information Technology, and health care. So once you finish this Nugget series, you'll be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in technology, specifically health care technology. The kind that's used in the health care industry, as well as unique skill sets so that people who are hiring-- and there's a huge demand right now, OK, for health care professionals who have IT skills.


And this certification will show that you have that unique combination of IT and health care knowledge. It'll help you stand out with employers and in the interview process. So let's go on a web safari real quick. So here's the area of where you'll want to


check out this membership. OK, so right now-- which is pretty much summer of 2013-- in annual membership, it's $175. And then to renew the membership, it's $85. And here they remind you they are a non-governmental organization. They're just operating in the public interest to foster professional standards in health IT.


And so, you'll have to be a member to be able to use the CHISP certification tag. There's also other member benefits, discounts and things like that. And if you scroll on down here, there are some webinars you can check out as well. Might want to add that to your CBT Nuggets training here.


You could see also here they have health IT jobs, health IT news and some additional resources. Let's take a look at the topics that are going to be on this exam. This is just the first set here. And by the way, they're in no order. I'm going to take a different approach in this Nugget series.


I will be starting out with the computer science area down here. So if you, by the way, already have a basic understanding of computing in architecture and data organization, networking and data communication-- if you have a strong IT background, then you could go and then move into the other health-related things first.


If you already have a health care background, like-- I've been working with HIPAA implementation since the late '90s and the early aughts, doing seminars and on-site site training, consulting and working for several health organizations, hospitals. Mostly in privacy and security, but I've also done some contracting for implementation as a contractor for IBM.


So if you already have that kind of health care background, then you might want to go and start out with the computer science stuff, OK? So you can customize the order of the Nuggets that you go through on your own. But here are the first three major topics, OK? First is health IT.


And remember, IT is so broad. So we're going to be focusing on things that are particular to health care. The enterprise architecture for health care and public health organizations, using enterprise master patient indices. Other systems. E-prescribing. Clinical decision support.


Interoperability principles. Other different concepts and acronyms here. We'll talk about RFID and wireless in health care. And the ambulatory adoption of EMRs. And we'll define this terminology as well. We'll look at a wide variety of health care regulations.


HIPAA's been around for quite a while, but HITECH is relatively new. Then, of course, computer science, starting with the basics. This will be the first Nugget that we do after the introduction here. I'll just go and look at some system, some very common systems that you would find in a health care environment right now.


So we'll look at some basic terminology, architecture, organizing and representing data, programming languages, some basics there. I'll give you some other resources as well. And of course, networking data communication. Now, once we complete the basic computer science stuff, the next thing I'm going to do is go into this medical terminology and anatomy, OK? Basic vocabulary.


Conversational familiarity with medical terms. We want to get that foundation in there. Then we'll look at things like medical insurance billing. Information and data security, which is my specialty. We'll look at operational principles in health care. For example, communication with physicians.


You know, speaking their language. Understanding the changes that have happened for physicians and nurses. Job expectations. Different levels of health care providers. Patient service and the patient care flow process. We'll look at data mining reports and queries.


We'll be focusing on SQL, or S-Q-L-- which is necessary for the exam And then we've got technology and quality of care, OK? So these are the major topics and the subtopics that are going to be covered in this CBT Nuggets series. And like I said, this is a little bit more advanced than the CompTIA Healthcare IT.


It's also going to be focused on some actual SQL, EMR programs, and EHR programs. So frankly, the CompTIA HIT Nugget series would be a really good complement, actually, to do first, before you did this one. It's not a mandatory thing. It's not a prerequisite.


But if you're new to both health care and IT, and you're looking to start a new career, I would say both of these together would be a wonderful training package. Let's talk more about the actual exam itself. Now, to qualify for the CHISP exam, you have to have at least three years of IT experience with hardware, software, data or a clinical IT.


Or if you don't have three years, you need to get some type of Microsoft certification. Or, let's say, a Cisco CCNA certification. If you have a degree in computer science or a diploma from an approved post-secondary program, then that'll qualify you as well.


You could also go through ASHIM's official training, which is extremely expensive and very difficult to even find, to be honest with you. So hopefully, one of these won't be difficult for you to do. At CBT Nuggets, we could help you very easily and quickly get a CCNA certification, or a CCNA security certification, or one of the entry-level Microsoft certifications, let's say for end user.


One of the cool things about this exam is that you don't have to go to a testing center to take the exam. You could actually use your own PC or your laptop. They secure it with modern technologies that use biometric keystroke analytics. And they use a webcam-- a standalone webcam-- and high speed internet access.


You have to schedule it 48 hours in advance. And it's delivered online between 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, and from 6:00 PM to 11:00 EST on weekends. It's a three-hour, timed, online exam. You have 250 multiple choice questions. OK, so basically 180 minutes to answer 250 questions. When you're taking the exam and you're on the webcam, you can't use any books or tools or other resources.


And the cost of the exam is going to pretty much be $350. Because it's $175 for your ASHIM membership, and then $175 for the exam. So you definitely want to do your due diligence and make sure you're ready for this exam before you go fork out that kind of money.


That's what we're here for. OK, there's our introduction to the Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional exam, as well as ASHIM. Check out their website. We're now ready to start diving into the content. And like I said, we're going to start out with the fundamentals.

Healthcare PCs at a Glance

Bits, Nibbles, Bytes, and Hex...Oh My!

Data Types, Characteristics, and Representation

Computer Architecture Basics

Memory Addressing

Structure of Programming Languages

Networking and Data Communication

Medical Terminology

More Healthcare Terminology

Health Care Regulations

Operational Principles in Healthcare

Medical Insurance Payments and Billing

Health IT Concepts and Practices

Healthcare Interoperability and Coding

Electronic Health Records Software

Technology in Quality of Care

Databases, Warehousing, and Mining for Healthcare

Information and Data Security

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