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Exam Prep Series: CHDA, RHIA and RHIT

These Web-based courses will help prepare you for their corresponding AHIMA certification exams. Each course consists of either 6 or 12 lessons, and covers the specific domain, you need to know thoroughly to pass the exam.

Select a series title below to view course descriptions and objectives:

> Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) Exam Prep Series
As healthcare continues to be data-driven, the analysis of this data is vital to organizations. CHDA-certified professionals possess the knowledge to acquire, manage, analyze, interpret, and transform healthcare data into accurate, consistent, and timely information—balancing the “big picture” with everyday details. They exhibit broad organizational knowledge and the ability to communicate with individuals and groups at multiple levels, both internally and externally. The CHDA Exam Prep Series covers data management, data analytics, and data reporting.

> Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Exam Prep Series
Individuals who hold the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, collecting and analyzing patient data, and using classification systems and medical terminologies. They possess comprehensive knowledge of medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements and standards related to healthcare delivery and the privacy of protected patient information. RHIAs often manage people and operational units, participate in administrative committees, and prepare budgets. Their positions usually involve Interactions with all levels of an organization-clinical, financial, administrative, and information systems-that employ patient data in decision-making and everyday operations.

> Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Exam Prep Series
Professionals holding the RHIT credential are health information technicians who ensure the quality of medical records by verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems. RHITs use computer applications to assemble and analyze patient data for the purpose of improving patient care or controlling costs. They often specialize in coding diagnoses and procedures in patient records for reimbursement and research. The RHIT Exam Prep Series covers health data management; health statistics, biomedical research, and quality; health services organization and delivery; information technology and systems; and organizational resources.

Prerequisites & Eligibility:

CHDA:
This exam prep series is designed for individuals who are preparing to sit for the Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) certification exam to obtain the CHDA credential. Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility requirements* for the CHDA examination:

  • Baccalaureate degree or higher and a minimum of five (5) years of healthcare data experience

    OR
  • Registered healthcare information administration credential (RHIA) and a minimum one (1) year of healthcare data experience

RHIA:
RHIA applicants must meet one of the following eligibility requirements*:

  • Successfully complete the academic requirements, at the baccalaureate level, of an HIM program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

    OR

  • Graduate from an HIM program approved by a foreign association with which AHIMA has a reciprocity agreement


RHIT:
This exam prep series is designed for individuals who have successfully completed a CAHIIM-accredited HIM college program, and are preparing to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification exam to obtain the RHIT credential.*

* Please review the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) Candidate Guide (PDF document) for more information about eligibility to sit for these certification exams.

Required: No text books are required.
Credits: No CEUs are awarded for certification exam prep courses.
Courses Begin:

When payment has been received and processed.

Online course purchases made by credit card are available immediately. If you choose the check or purchase order payment option during registration, you must allow seven to ten BUSINESS days after you mail your payment (and a copy of your online invoice) for your payment to be received and processed.

Length of Access: 6-lesson courses: 8 weeks
12-lesson courses: 16 weeks
Pricing (each course):

6-lesson courses: $59 regular price; $49 member price
12-lesson courses: $89 regular price; $79 member price


Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) Exam Prep Series
 

NEW Exam Prep: CHDA Domain 1—Data Management

Course Description

This 6-lesson course will educate students primarily in data management, specifically in regards to data structures and architecture. Data models in addition to maintenance of the databases will be addressed.

 

 

Course Objectives

  1. Evaluate various data models and architecture
  2. Create a data dictionary and documentation
  3. Evaluate data Integrity through audit
  4. Evaluate data structure for reporting
  5. Integrate internal and external data sources
  6. Understand the importance of table maintenance and updates

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NEW Exam Prep: CHDA Domain 2—Data Analytics

Course Description

This 6-lesson course will educate students primarily in data analysis. A review of qualitative and quantitative analysis and their importance to valid data analysis will be reviewed. Various organizational processes may changed based upon the analyzed results. This course will identify specific examples that may be impacted.

 

 

Course Objectives

  1. Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative analysis
  2. Identify specific data that may be analyzed in an organization
  3. Analyze specific data elements and recommend improvements based upon the analysis
  4. Analyze health data using appropriate testing methods to generate findings for interpretation
  5. Interpret analytical findings by formulating recommendations for clinical, financial, and operational processes
  6. Apply basic data mining techniques to identify causes of variation

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NEW Exam Prep: CHDA Domain 3—Data Reporting

Course Description

This 6-lesson course will educate students primarily in data reporting. Once data has been analyzed it is vital to present the results to the business owners of the data elements. This course will review the best practices to accomplish this in addition identify potential organizational impact from the reported data.

 

 

Course Objectives

  1. State the importance of presenting reported data to an organization
  2. Identify best practices of data presentation
  3. Explain how an organization is impacted based upon reported analyzed results of specific data elements

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Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Exam Prep Series

New for 2010—the 6 courses in this series will be published between March and July.
Please check back frequently for availability

NEW Exam Prep: RHIA Domain 1—Health Data Management

Course Description

This 6-lesson is focused on health data management, one of the areas of knowledge required for the RHIA Certification Exam . Expect to experience great, practical information on health data structure, information requirements and standards, clinical classification systems, and reimbursement methodologies.

 

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Course Objectives

  1. Discuss health data structure, content and standards • Identify information requirements and standards
  2. Recognize clinical classification systems
  3. Evaluate reimbursement methodologies
  4. Understand the importance of accurate data and documentation integrity

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NEW Exam Prep: RHIA Domain 2—Health Statistics, Biomedical Research and Quality Management

Course Description

This 6-lesson course provides an overview as well as a method of self-assessment for those functions critical to the resources, actions and responsibilities of the Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA) within the healthcare organization as they relate to health statistics, biomedical research and quality management. These functions include a focus on healthcare statistics and research, and quality management and performance improvement.

 

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Course Objectives

  1. Calculate healthcare statistics utilizing common software applications
  2. Analyze and present data for quality management, utilization management, risk management and other related studies
  3. Organize and coordinate facility-wide quality management and performance improvement programs
  4. Discuss appropriate management strategies for clinical indices/databases/registries and software applications which support their use in the HIM department and for external purposes in improving healthcare delivery and population health
  5. Demonstrate adherence to Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes and policies
  6. Analyze clinical data to identify trends
  7. Analyze and present data for healthcare decision-making (such as the demonstration of quality, safety, and effectiveness of healthcare)

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Exam Prep: RHIA Domain 3—Information Technology and Systems

Course Description

This 12-lesson pays special attention to the competencies of healthcare information technology and systems as covered in the RHIA Certification Examination. Enhance your performance with an expert overview of system planning, selection, and implementation. Data and file structure, storage and retrieval, and data security are also included. Learn best practices for the planning, selection, and implementation of health information systems; study proper storage and retrieval principles and reporting concepts; describe the multiple applications used in HIM including the EHR; and more!

 

Expected Publication: July 2010

 

Course Objectives

  1. Learn best practices for the planning, selection, and implementation of health information systems
  2. Understand database architecture and data standards to include data dictionaries, data warehousing, data modeling, master person index, and interoperability
  3. Study proper storage and retrieval principles and reporting concepts
  4. Identify security requirements and discuss appropriate measurements to protect the confidentiality and integrity of protected health information
  5. Describe the multiple applications used in HIM including the EHR

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NEW Exam Prep: RHIA Domain 4—Organization and Management

Course Description

This 12-lesson course covers organization and management competencies that may be covered RHIA examination. This course reviews the topics of human resources management, financial management, project management, and overall operations management. You'll be studying primary strategic planning and project management principles along with HIM best practices.

 

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Course Objectives

  1. Learn the core concepts of human resources management for optimal staffing outcomes
  2. Understand financial and resource management principles including revenue cycle management, contract maintenance and reporting
  3. Discuss primary strategic planning and project management principles
  4. Identify HIM best practices to ensure compliance with regulations and achieve departmental and organizational goals

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NEW Exam Prep: RHIA Domain 5—Privacy, Security and Confidentiality

Course Description

Privacy and security go hand-in-hand with the management of health information in order to uphold the confidentiality rights of all individuals. This 6-lesson course focuses on privacy and security principles that can be woven into policy development, decision-making, and HIM operations in any medium. You'll review how to deal with external forces that impact privacy and security initiatives, including as federal and state regulations.

 

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Course Objectives

  1. Review how to deal with privacy and security external forces – bring balance to federal and state laws and regulations
  2. Work through privacy program design, management, and best practice recommendations
  3. Work through security program design, management, and best practice recommendations
  4. Understand the separate and integrated roles of the privacy and security officials
  5. Review front end and back end protective privacy and security policies and technology safeguards
  6. Identify important aspects of workforce privacy and security training and management

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NEW Exam Prep: RHIA Domain 6—Legal and Regulatory Standards

Course Description

Healthcare organizations depend on health information management (HIM) professionals for legal and regulatory compliance leadership. In this 6-lesson course you’ll review leadership qualities necessary to ensure health information systems operate within legal and regulatory compliance directives. Take another look at how to stay within the law while administering health information operations and the legal and regulatory industry impact on HIM responsibilities.

 

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Course Objectives

  1. Prepare your organization for state licensure
  2. Prepare your organization for accreditation
  3. Participate in a Medicare Condition of Participation visit
  4. Manage and maintain the organization’s legal health record
  5. Audit an organization’s compliance with laws and regulations

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Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Exam Prep Series
 

NEW Exam Prep: RHIT Domain 1—Health Data Management

Course Description

This 12-lesson course covers domain one of the RHIT domains, sub domains and tasks. This course will include information that will assist students in preparing for their RHIT certification exam. The course will provide information on each of the sub domains of the Health Data Management Section including: health data structures, content and standards, healthcare information requirements and standards, clinical classification systems; and reimbursement methodologies.

 

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Course Objectives

  1. Understand data structure, content and standards
  2. Understand how to collect and maintain data, qualitative analysis, clinical vocabularies and terminologies and national patient safety goals
  3. Identify health information requirements and standards
  4. Identify accuracy and completeness of the health record
  5. Use and monitor clinical classification systems
  6. Understand how to apply ICD-9 and CPT/HCPCS codes
  7. Determine reimbursement methodologies

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NEW Exam Prep: RHIT Domain 2—Health Statistics, Biomedical Research and Quality

Course Description

This 6-lesson course covers the RHIT domain two on health statistics, biomedical research and quality management. This course is designed to assist students in successfully completing their certification. This course will provide education and resources on collecting, organizing and maintaining healthcare statistics and performance improvement.

 

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Course Objectives

  1. Describe how to abstract and maintain data within clinical databases
  2. Identify statistical information kept for administrative, financial and performance improvement activities
  3. Define the importance of a facility wide assessment program
  4. Present healthcare data and statistics in both verbal and written formats
  5. Outline research techniques and protocols

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NEW Exam Prep: RHIT Domain 3—Health Services Organization and Delivery

Course Description

This 6-lesson course covers the RHIT domain three on health services organization and delivery. This course is designed to assist students in successfully completing their certification. This course will provide education and resources on healthcare delivery systems, compliance, confidentiality, ethical, legal and privacy issues. As students prepare for careers within the healthcare industry their knowledge of organization accreditation, licensure and other certification standards will become imperative in successfully addressing the fundamentals of health information management.

 

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Course Objectives

  1. Understanding accreditation, licensure and certification standards
  2. Apply policies and procedures to comply with changing regulations
  3. Differentiate the roles of various providers and disciplines in the continuum of care
  4. Understand the legal and regulatory requirements of health information
  5. Identify access and control issues, as well as privacy related issues
  6. Demonstrate and promote ethical standards of practice

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NEW Exam Prep: RHIT Domain 4—Information Technology and Systems

Course Description

This 6-lesson course covers the RHIT domain four on health services organization and delivery. This course is designed to assist students in successfully completing their certification. This course will provide education and resources on information technology and systems, data storage, data retrieval, data security and information systems.

 

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Course Objectives

  1. Utilizing information technology including hardware and software applications
  2. Application of policies and procedures for the use of networks, access, control and the electronic health record
  3. Identifying appropriate electronic data storage, retrieval concepts
  4. Identifying system security measures
  5. Maintaining HIM focused applications such as filing, incomplete record analysis and delinquencies

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NEW Exam Prep: RHIT Domain 5—Organizational Resources

Course Description

This 6-lesson course covers the RHIT domain three on health services organization and delivery. This course is designed to assist students in successfully completing their certification. This course will provide the student with an understanding of the competencies surrounding leadership, strategic planning, financial and physical resources. The course will define those leadership principles that affect management of HIM staff and resources and provide fundamental leadership skills for the RHIT professional.

 

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Course Objectives

  1. Understand the fundamentals of team leadership
  2. Developing strategic plans
  3. Writing performance appraisals
  4. Assessment of quality and productivity standards
  5. Utilization of quality improvement tools and resources
  6. Monitoring coding and revenue cycle processes

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