Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS)

  • HIMSS Individual Organizational Affiliate Member $140
  • HIMSS Regular, Corporate or Student Member $175
  • Non-Member $225


The CAHIMS certification program promotes the healthcare information and management systems field through certification of qualified individuals and the following program elements:

  • Recognizing formally those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of CAHIMS and pass the examination
  • Requiring certification renewal through continued personal and professional growth in the practice of healthcare information and management systems
  • Providing an international standard of requisite knowledge for certification; thereby assisting employers, the public and members of health professions in assessing healthcare information and management systems professionals


Credentials Awarded

How will the CAHIMS credential help you?

  • Demonstrate professional knowledge in healthcare information and management systems to potential and current employers
  • Establish a solid foundation that will give you an advantage as you strengthen abilities, acquire more experience and advance your career path

Specific Instructions

CAHIMS Eligibility Requirement

Candidates who meet the eligibility requirement and pass the CAHIMS Examination attain the CAHIMS designation. HIMSS reserves the right, but is not obligated to, accuracy of information supplied by or on behalf of a candidate.

Eligibility for the CAHIMS Examination requires fulfilling the following requirement:

• High School Diploma or equivalent

Associated Exams


  • 115 Questions
  • 120 Exam Duration

Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS) Exam

The CAHIMS Examination is structured as follows: Composed of 115 multiple-choice questions. A candidates score is based on 100 of these questions. Fifteen (15) are trial or pretest questions that are interspersed throughout the examination. A candidate is allowed two (2) hours in which to complete the CAHIMS Examination....

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Exam Content

1. General

  • A. Organizational Environment
  • B. Technology Environment


2. Healthcare Information and Systems Management

  • A. Analysis
  • B. Design
  • C. Selection, Implementation, Support, and Maintenance
  • D. Testing and Evaluation
  • E. Privacy and Security

3. Administration

  • A. Leadership Support
  • B. Management Support

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