AHIMA CHTS Implementation Manager

Implementation Manager

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 

Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS) Examinations

Implementation Managers provide on-site management, project management, support, implementation and training for the period of time before, during and after a successful implementation of health IT systems in clinical and public health settings.

Workers in this role will:

  • Apply project management and change management principles to create implementation project plans to achieve the project goals.
  • Interact with office/hospital personnel to ensure open communication with the support team.
  • Lead implementation teams consisting of workers in the roles described above.
  • Manage vendor relations, providing feedback to health IT vendors for product improvement.


  • Domain I: Project Management
  • Domain II: Fundamentals of Health Workflow Process Analysis and Redesign
  • Domain III: Working in Team
  • Domain IV: The Culture of Health Care
  • Domain V: Planning, Management, and Leadership for Health IT
  • Domain VI: History of Health Information Technology in the U.S.


The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. It is recognized as the leading source of “HIM knowledge,” a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training.

The Value of CHTS to Health IT Professionals

Because of new technology, qualified technical support and management professionals will be needed across hospitals, clinics and other healthcare organizations.

CHTS competency exams ensure that a competent workforce is ready to effectively implement and manage the use of electronic health records. They show expertise and competence, proving a readiness to seize new opportunities in an expanding market.

The CHTS is a long-term validation of healthcare and IT skills—the cornerstone of a successful health IT career.

The Value of CHTS to Employers

Health IT Employers – Health Information Technology Professional Competency Exam

Electronic health records will increase safety, efficiency, and the quality of patient care. This will leave a considerable need for qualified individuals to support installing, using and maintaining EHRs.

CHTS competency exam will assess competency in various healthcare IT roles. The exam will determine if a candidate is qualified to support your EHR transition efforts.

Typical CHTS exam candidates will be:

  • Experienced healthcare or IT professionals
  • Seeking to expand their career options by leading the new wave of EHR implementation and management
  • Educated
  • Motivated to learn, determined to succeed

Individuals who pass the CHTS are health IT-competent and ready to implement or manage your EHR activities.

The CHTS exams can also help you measure the health information technology (IT) competency levels of your existing staff or as a pre-employment assessment. Use this information to identify training opportunities or discover gaps in employee proficiency to make improvements in your organization.