Continuing Education FAQs

What kind of Continuing Education is offered at HIMSS17?

  • ABPM LLSA (American Board of Preventive Medicine LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements )
  • ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives)
  • ACPE (Pharmacist Continuing Education)
  • AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)
  • CAHIMS (Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management)
  • CPHIMS (Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management)
  • CHCIO (non-CHIME Continuing Education Units towards the CHIME Certified Healthcare Program)
  • CME (Physician Continuing Education—AMA PRA Category 1 Credit)
  • CNE (Nursing Continuing Education)
  • (ISC)2  CPEs
  • PDU (Category “A” PDUs through the Project Management Institute)

How can I find out which sessions are approved for the type of credit I need?

  • Go to the Search HIMSS17 page of the HIMSS17 website and filter by CE Credit. You will then be able to search each day for sessions that fulfill your requirements.
  • In addition, you can find tracking forms for individual credit types at www.himssconference.org/ce

How do I keep a record of the sessions I’ve attended and the credit I received?

  • Go to www.himssconference.org/ce and click on the Claim Your CE Credits button. This will lead you to the CE claiming site where you will be able to enter the sessions you attended and print a transcript. You will also be given the option of printing certificates or having them emailed to you. NOTE: You will need to use the name that you used to register for the conference. If logging in by badge number, use ONLY the first 6 digits of your badge number. Do not add hyphens.
  • Please note that you are responsible for providing information about the CEUs you’ve received to the proper accrediting body.
    • CHIME members and Affiliates may claim their CEUs by entering them into the Self Reporting Tool on the CHIME website.
    • Finalize the PMI PDU Claim Submission process by logging onto https://ccrs.pmi.org to claim your Category A PDUs by using the PMI Activity #.  HIMSS does not supply this information to PMI.
    • For information about other types of credit, please contact the appropriate accreditation body.
  • CAHIMS and CPHIMS General Education and Preconference Symposia sessions are included in the CE claiming site. Please use the CAHIMS/CPHIMS Tracking Sheet located at www.himssconference.org/ce to track the other activities you attend which are eligible for this credit.
  • HIMSS will submit requests for CPE credit to (ISC)2. Please allow at least six weeks for your credit to appear.

How long will the CE system be available on the HIMSS website?

The system will be open for 6 months following the Conference, through the end of August.

Will any recorded sessions be available for credit after HIMSS17 has concluded?

Yes. CAHIMS and CPHIMS will be available for all recorded sessions. CME, CNE, LLSA, PDUs and AHIMA credit will be available on some session recordings. For questions about other types of credit, please contact the appropriate accreditation body. To access these recordings, go to the HIMSS Learning Center on the HIMSS website. Please allow six weeks from the end of the conference for the sessions to appear.

Who should I contact if I have problems or questions?

Jan Lugibihl
Associate Manager
Professional Development, HIMSS
Email: jlugibihl@himss.org.
Phone: (312) 915-9234


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