Post-nominals can demonstrate dedication to a profession. By participating in HIMAA’s Professional Credentialing Scheme members can gain the right to use postnominals.
The scheme is available to all members free of charge.
It allows members to gain the post-nominal CHIM (Certified Health Information Manager) for Full or New Graduate Members with a HIMAA-accredited HIM qualification, or CHIP (Certified Health Information Practitioner) for Senior Associate or Associate Members with other related qualifications or experience, such as HIMAA’s clinical coding courses.
Because most members have a qualification, particularly those in the Clinical Coding and HIM occupations of the profession, the Professional Credentialing Scheme focuses more on the maintenance of currency of members’ credentials. This is achieved by demonstrating participation in continuing professional development and quality improvement activity, which is reported biennially through submission of a participant’s diary.
We know how busy and time-poor health information management professionals are so you will find the PCS diary and guidelines now support you by allocating higher points for greater educational effectiveness and provide you space to reflect on quality improvement possibilities arising from your CPD.
By cross-referencing your activities against HIMAA’s competency standards, your diary also emphasises the performance value of participation in the scheme to your employer, and employers can use this to demonstrate quality assurance to funders and decision-makers.
HIMAA’s strategic focus is on improving the positioning and standing of the profession in the healthcare sector. You can be a professional alone, but together we can do so much more.
HIMAA’s Professional Credentialing Scheme – the more participants, the stronger the assurance.