New CPEHR and CPHIT Training and Certification Curricula and Examinations Now Offered Both Online and Onsite
  • 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 400 individuals currently certified
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Contact: Steven S. Lazarus or Jean Van Horn
Phone: 303-488-9911

WASHINGTON DC, USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- JULY 24, 2006: Health IT Certification,, announced today that its new Certified Professionals in Electronic Health Records (CPEHR) and Certified Professionals in Health Information Technology (CPHIT) curricula and certification examinations are now available both online and onsite.


Both the CPEHR and CPHIT curricula share a set of four new core courses, then each breaks off into separate, in-depth six-course tracks designed to train and certify anyone planning, selecting, implementing, and managing electronic health records (EHR) and other health information technology (HIT). Each of the six new courses for CPEHR and CPHIT reflect and address changes in the healthcare industry over the last six months.

  • September 9, 2006, Greensboro, NC - Hybrid Program* following the Twelfth Annual NCHICA Conference & Exhibition,, Grandover Resort & Conference Center, Greensboro, NC
  • September 27 - 28, 2006, Washington, DC - Hybrid Program* following HIT Summit III, and HIPAA Summit XIII,, Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, Washington, DC
  • November 15 - 17, 2006, San Francisco, CA - Full three day training and examinations, Grand Hyatt San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • January 22 - 24, 2007, Las Vegas, NV - Full three day training and examinations, Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

* Hybrid programs are offered in conjunction with another conference. Hybrid programs offer four courses in one day and access to the complete online curriculum for a modest additional fee. The certification examinations may be taken onsite or online.


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: ACCME, ANCC and CA BRN.


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