I am hoping that some of you with CHPS certification can help me. I am considering obtaining the certification and wonder if you could tell me how it has helped you in your career.
Also, which study guide/prep manual do you recommend as there are several offered on AHIMA.
Thanks for taking the time to read and respond.
Kristin Ferriter, MHA, RHIT, CPASRM
Program Manager Compliance and Risk Management
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Being I am the Privacy Officer, it was a requirement for my position to get certified. I actually just recently took it and found it to be a lot harder than expected. My work is more privacy focused, than security, so the security questions tripped me up a bit. I used the Exam Prep book through AHIMA. After going through that numerous times, I felt ready for the test. However, if I were to do it again, I wouldn't use that resource alone in the future because the questions weren't similar at all, in my opinion.
Good luck! Becky
Becky Kilen, MS, RHIA, CHPS
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Thank you to all you wonderful folks who shared your CHPS experience or tips with me.
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