April 2021 - HIMSS NCA Member & Volunteer Appreciation Webinar - Everything You Want to Know About Certification

April 7, 5:30pm, EDT - 6:30pm, EDT

Webinar Recording

Missed the webinar? View our webinar recordings on the HIMSS NCA Chapter YouTube Channel.

Webinar Resources

Demonstrate your expertise and experience as a health information and technology professional with CAHIMS™ or CPHIMS™ certification from HIMSS. In a field experiencing vast change, it’s important to possess a standard body of knowledge and an up-to-date skillset. HIMSS certifications show you’re well informed and well prepared for what’s next in your career.

What are the CAHIMS and CPHIMS Certifications?

For Additional Information on certification, please visit: https://www.himss.org/resources-certification/overview or contact certification@himss.org

About the Webinar

HIMSS NCA is the only federally focused chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Attendees are encouraged to question fellow like-minded HIMSS NCA colleagues about their advancement journey. We strongly encourage our members to contribute to our health IT innovations, monthly member programs, publications, and other volunteer channels.

With a Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS™) or Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS™) certification from HIMSS you demonstrate expertise and experience as a health information and technology professional In a field experiencing vast change, it’s important to possess a standard body of knowledge and an up-to-date skillset. HIMSS certifications show you’re well informed and well prepared for what’s next in your career.
Why should you attend this webinar? 
•    Learn how to distinguish yourself in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
•    Understand the catalyst for these exemplar women to pursue a CAHIMS or CPHIMS.
•    Discover how to prepare and pass the exam.
•    Explore with the speakers how the certification has been leveraged in their careers. 


This webinar will be interactive, providing an opportunity for YOU to connect. engage, and network with colleagues.

Speakers

Jasmine Kaur, CAHIMS, PMP
Senior Financial Analyst at Defense Health Agency 

Jasmine Kaur is a Senior Financial Analyst who works with Emerge Solutions Group at Defense Health  Agency in support of the DHA Market Transition.  Having served as a Medic in the United States Air Force, Jasmine saw firsthand the advantages of  interoperability especially when veterans transitioned from Active Duty. This sparked a desire to embark  on a career of Healthcare Administration and Data Analytics.  

Jasmine has supported the Veteran’s Affairs and the Defense Health Agency as a consultant in different  fields such as Communications, Risk Management, Requirements Management, User Training, and  Information Technology.  She is a trained Project Manager, Data Analyst, and a Certified Associate in Healthcare Information  and Management Systems and holds current certifications in these fields.  
Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Data  Analytics from George Mason University.

Patricia MacTaggart
Teaching Instructor in HPM | Program Director of Health Informatics@GWU 
Program Manager at Veterans Health Administration 

Ms. MacTaggart is the HealthInformatics@GWU Program Director and Health Services Policy and Management Teaching Instructor at The George Washington University (GWU).  She has an appointment at the Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 VA Medical Centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. Professor MacTaggart previously completed a three-year appointment at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Care Transformation. She has been a county, state, and federal public servant for over 40 years, including serving as Minnesota's Medicaid Director. She has been an executive for a nonprofit insurance, an IT vendor, and a for-profit consulting firm. She serves on multiple national advisory committees, including HIMSS, e-HI , National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI),  and Academy Health Education Council.