Stanford University Open Learning Initiative Health IT Foundations/CAHIMS Preparation Course

In collaboration with Stanford University Open Learning Initiative (OLI) and the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), Bellevue College and St. Louis Community College developed a year-long, online Health Information Technology Foundations course. The content aligns with the HIMSS CAHIMS (Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems) industry certification. The course is designed to provide both a solid foundation in health IT concepts and preparation for the certification exam.

The course includes ~100 hours of “seat time,” equivalent to 6 semester credits or 10 quarter credits. This course was the result of more than 20,000 hours of development effort.

These top-of-the line instructional materials include:

  1. Evidence-based instruction
  2. Scenarios
  3. Hundreds of interactive activities
  4. Fully accessible and 508-compliant content
  5. Rich visuals including videos
  6. Assessment questions designed in concert with Stanford University assessment experts
  7. Platform that provides detailed metrics on learner progress

How these materials can be used:

  • Faculty can send students directly to the OLI site to complete the entire course or selected units, modules, or pages (at no cost)
  • Faculty can Integrate part or all of the course into their own institution’s Learning Management System (free until May, 2016; $25/student thereafter)
  • Individuals can complete the course independently.

Learn more about the CAHIMS certification exam:
Access the OLI course site:

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