Some interesting news from AMIA…….

Bethesda, MD, October 14, 2008 – AMIA announced today the forthcoming launch of DPRC TM – Digital Patient Record Certification exam and study guide tailored specifically for healthcare workers and novice clinicians who must input, retrieve, and understand digital patient records that are contained in a health information system (HIS).

With concerns about patient safety and privacy at an all-time high and faced with the demands of an increasingly technology-driven healthcare environment, AMIA provides an opportunity to help health care organizations rather inexpensively train entry-level staff with the essential knowledge and skills needed to approach any electronic records having person-specific health data.

The launch of the DPRC certification exam emphasized the necessity for additional training resources and study materials for healthcare workers preparing for the exam. To meet this growing need, AMIA developed a study guide, A Study Guide for Current and Future Healthcare Workers, as a companion piece designed to familiarize candidates with the content areas covered on the exam. The study guide includes competency-specific learning objectives, a detailed overview of knowledge areas, sample questions, and exam reference information. Brian Gugerty, DNS, MS, RN, Gugerty Consulting, LLC, Don E. Detmer, MD, MA, AMIA President & CEO, and John Poikonen, PharmD authored the study guide. An AMIA team provided expertise for the exam/certification.

Product demonstrations and pilot testing requests can be submitted at the DPRC Certification Web site, Information concerning examination criteria, costs, fees, and other questions should be sent by e-mail at: or by phone at: 301-657-1291. Read the full announcement here.


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