Reason for the New Certification
- High demand for quality health informatics talent – certification can ensure employers that personnel have a certain set of skills and understanding
- Informatics requires a solid body of knowledge – a certification can guide what individuals need to know
- Developing best practices through certification can ensure informatics stays on the right track and provides positive outcomes in healthcare
It will also allow physicians who may not have a current medical specialty to obtain a highly regarded informatics certification.
- Individual must “practice health informatics with an operational focus on information and knowledge problems that directly impacts the practice of health care, public health, and personal health”
- and have
- A master’s degree or higher in a primary health profession AND a master’s degree or higher in health informatics
- a doctoral degree in a field characterized as having its primary focus in clinical or health informatics
- and have
- Qualifying health informatics experience in the United States or Canada AND 18 months of health informatics experience over a 3-year period that has been completed within the past 5 years
What Is On The Exam?
Content-wise: Expect the exam to be similar to the clinical informatics subspecialty board exam.