Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of HIMSS - Professional Resources

Highlighting our Member's Accomplishments

Meet Debi Frederick, Techincal Account Engineer III at Ricoh Healthcare, https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/industries/healthcare.

Debi obtained her Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS) on January, 13, 2017. 

What does Debi have to say about the value she's gained in obtaining this certification?

"The CAHIMS certification is a personal win for me as it reinforced my healthcare knowledge – proving I really do know what I am talking about in my profession.

Professionally, those credentials give me creditability with my peers. My peers are my co-workers, my clients, and my friends.

This was one of many items on my Individual Develop Plan (IDP) that I felt showed my commitment to healthcare in many aspects. Those of us that work in Healthcare IT live it 24/7 and then get to personally experience it as a patient or care giver We can’t afford not to understand it better in either aspect."

What advice does Debi have to pass along to others pursuing this certification?

"Personal development is exactly that – personal, but CAHIMS is a highly recognized and respected certification in healthcare and supports one’s commitment to this industry. I highly recommend it – study hard!"

The Bluegrass HIMSS Chapter would like to congratulate Debi on her accomplishment!


Meet Julie Smith, Certified Senior Clinical Systems Analyst at Baptist Healthcare, https://www.baptisthealth.com/Pages/home.aspx.

Julie obtained her American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nursing Infomatics in 2013 and recently recertified in 2017. 

What does Julie have to say about the value she's gained in obtaining this certification?

"It was something that I wanted to do for myself after getting my BSN back in 2012. I think my working in a hospital and being in computers only helped me to strengthen my understanding of informatics. I would like to go on and get my MSN in informatics someday."

What advice does Julie have to pass along to others pursuing this certification?

"It’s very rewarding and helps to keep you up on the current standards. The test is not easy and was just as nerve-wracking as when I took my nursing boards."

The Bluegrass HIMSS Chapter would like to congratulate Julie on her accomplishment!


Meet Chad Aull, Incident & Applications Team Manager at Kentucky Medical Service Foundation, https://kmsf.com/

Chad aquired his certification in ITIL Foundation in IT Service Mangement on 4/21/2017. 

What does Chad have to say about the value he's gained in obtaining this certification?

"I work within an organization that is starting to adopt ITIL as a model for IT services. I was the second person within my department to pass the certification exam. This has allowed me to be a leader within our department when discussing processes and practices that ITIL encompasses."

What advice does Chad have to pass along to others pursuing this certification?

"Use as many different versions and types of study materials as you can find. The book is good, but there are many useful apps you can download that allow you to take practice tests. I also found study materials online that were free and helpful."

 

The Bluegrass HIMSS Chapter would like to congratulate Chad on his accomplishment!

 


To All BGHIMSS members:

Bluegrass HIMSS wants to celebrate the success of our members. If you have obtained a professional certification in 2017; we would like to do a profile on your journey to inspire and encourage other members to seek professional development. Your profile would be shared individually on our social media pages (FB, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter) and be highlighted in a member email communication. If you or someone you know has recently attained a certification and would like to be profiled; please contact bghimss@yahoo.com.