American Society of Health Informatics Managers

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The American Society of Health Informatics Managers (ASHIM) is a professional member association for IT professionals who specialize in Health IT. ASHIM is a non-profit, non-governmental organization formed in 2009, in response to data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Department of Education, and independent studies that indicated a 2009-2015 shortfall of approximately 51,000 qualified Health IT workers required to meet the needs of hospitals and physicians as they move to adopt electronic health care systems.[1][2][3] ASHIM sponsors a credentialing exam to certify the healthcare industry knowledge of working level IT professionals, known as the Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional exam.

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  1. ^ "Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)Health IT Workforce Facts Sheet". Health IT Workforce Development Program. Archived from the original on 2010-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act". Modernizing Health Care System to Lower Costs and Save Lives. 
  3. ^ "Health IT Employers More Likely To Hire IT Workers With Health Care Industry Experience". California HealthCare Foundation. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. 

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