Health IT Certification will Launch its Expanded Certified Professional in Electronic Health Records (CPEHR) and Certified Professional in Health Information Technology (CPHIT) Curriculum in Orlando, FL on May 15 - 17, 2006
  • New curriculum is the most up to date and in depth EHR and HIT training content available today
  • CPEHR and CPHIT are professional certifications directly relevant to national health information technology and electronic health record initiatives
  • CPEHR and CPHIT professional certification examinations offered both onsite and online
  • Over 250 individuals currently certified
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Contact: Steven S. Lazarus or Jean Van Horn
Phone: 303-488-9911

WASHINGTON DC, USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- APRIL 24, 2006: Health IT Certification,, announced today that it will launch its substantially expanded Certified Professional in Electronic Health Records (CPEHR) and Certified Professional in Health Information Technology (CPHIT) curriculum in Orlando, FL on May 15 - 17, 2006.

Health IT Certification is pleased to announce six new courses for its professional certification program and a revision of the curriculum to reflect the specific knowledge needed by advanced users of Electronic Health Records (EHR) to achieve patient safety and care coordination goals. In addition, the new and updated being introduced on May 15 in Orlando reflect changes in the healthcare industry over the last six months.


The new CPEHR and CPHIT curriculum and examinations will be offered for the first time onsite at Orlando, FL on May 15 - 17, 2006. Travelers from all around the world flock to Orlando for its many attractions and entertaining locales. Attractions include Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and much more. Located in Central Florida, Orlando is easily accessible by air or land.

Hotel Information
Special rates of $219/single and $219/double plus a resort fee of $10.00,per night, plus tax, have been arranged. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel and mention Health IT Certification to receive the reduced rate. Reservations will be accepted until Friday, April 14, 2006. After that cut-off date, reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis.


Health IT Certification provides professional training and certification for those responsible for planning, selecting, implementing, and managing Electronic Health Records (EHR) and other health information technology (HIT).

The designation of Certified Professional in Health Information Technology (CPHIT) indicates that the holder has mastered the Common Body of Knowledge covering planning, selecting, implementing, using, and managing Health Information Technology (HIT) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) applications. In addition to the four Core content courses, CPHIT includes six courses designed to prepare the individual to plan, select, and implement HIT. It is designed primarily for individuals responsible for HIT (including EHR) planning and selection.

The designation of Certified Professional in Electronic Health Records (CPEHR) indicates that the holder has mastered the Common Body of Knowledge covering planning, implementation, operation of EHR for knowledge management, quality improvement, patient safety, and care coordination. The CPEHR curriculum addresses strategies to make the most of an EHR investment, enhancing capabilities, using new technologies, and building value. In addition to the Core content, six courses are offered that address the advanced ongoing management and use of EHR applications in provider organizations. It is designed primarily for individuals responsible for EHR ongoing operations, enhancements and advanced utilization.


The faculty for Health IT Certification CPEHR and CPHIT training are drawn from the following:

President, Margret\A Consulting, LLC
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois
Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Scholastica
Schaumburg, IL
Thomas J. Arneson, MD, MPH, CPEHR, CPHIT
Medical Director, Improvement
Stratis Health
Bloomington, MN
Bill Braithwaite, MD, Ph.D.
"Doctor HIPAA"
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, eHealth Initiative
Former Senior Advisor on Health Information Policy
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC
Ted Cooper, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University Medical School
Former Chief of the Ophthalmology Department and Associate Director for Medical Information
Northern California Region, Kaiser Permanente
and National Director of Security and Privacy, Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA
Alan S. Goldberg, JD, LLM
Partner, Goulston & Storrs
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law
and Suffolk University Law School
and Past President, American Health Lawyers Association
Washington, DC
Steven S. Lazarus, Ph.D., CPEHR, CPHIT, FHIMSS
President, Boundary Information Group
Past Chair, WEDI
Former Executive, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
Denver, CO
Rosemarie Nelson, MS
Senior Consultant, Medical Group Management Association
Author, "The Office of the Future: Integrating Information in the Care System"
and "The Cost, Savings, and Benefits of Making Records Electronic"
Denver, CO
Lawrence Pawola, PharmD, MBA
Associate Professor of Health Informatics
University of Illinois at Chicago
President, Lincolnshire Consulting Associates, LLC
Chicago, IL
Caroline Samuels, MD
Managing Member, CSMed LLC
Author, HIMSS EHR Selector
Director of Ambulatory Care, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Prince George's Hospital Center
Cheverly, MD
Paul T. Smith, Esq.
Partner and Co-chair, HIT/HIPAA Task Force
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
San Francisco, CA
Adele A. Waller, Esq.
Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Board of Directors, American Health Lawyers Association
Past President, Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
Chicago, IL


To view Health IT Certification's Advisory Board click here.


Individuals who take the onsite training curriculum will qualify for the following categories of Continuing Education Credit: AAPC (pending), ACCME, ACPE, ANCC and CA BRN, HCCB (pending), MCLE and NASBA.


Call 1-800-684-4549, send e-mail to, or visit the Health IT Certification website at