There are two dimensions of AHIC eligibility – a graduate degree in health informatics or a related field and “qualifying” health informatics experience. The amount of required experience is determined by type of graduate degree.
“Qualifying” experience includes work that aligns with AHIC™ Outline of Exam Topics [Appendix A] and includes evidence of the following types of tasks:
- critical thinking and analysis
- independent decision-making
- project management
- managing personnel, resources or partner relationships
- leading or supporting teams
- policy development
- strategic planning
Qualifying experience may be gained prior to the completion of the qualifying graduate degree. Finally, qualifying experience must have occurred within the past 6, 8, or 10 years. Table 1 summarizes AHIC Eligibility Criteria.
|Track||Academic Degree||% Work Time in Health Informatics||Qualifying Health Informatics Experience|
Master’s or doctoral degree in health informatics or a degree with a focus in
informatics from an accredited program, college, or university
Examples of qualifying degrees include (but are not limited to) those associated with: Clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, public health informatics, clinical research informatics, or translational bioinformatics
|50%-100%||4 years within the past 6 years|
|20%-49%||6 years within the past 8 years|
Master’s or doctoral degree in a health informatics related field from an accredited
program, college, or university
Examples of qualifying degrees include (but are not limited to): Dentistry, Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Computer Science, and other health professions
|50%-100%||6 years within the past 8 years|
|20%-49%||8 years within the past 10 years|
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