BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson VUE, the leader in secure high-stakes testing, announced its signing of an agreement to be the exclusive provider of computer-based testing for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Beginning January 2011, AHIMA's seven certification examinations will be delivered at Pearson Professional Centers globally.
AHIMA is the leading authority in health information management (HIM) advocacy, education, research and professional credentialing. Certifications in medical coding, data analysis, data privacy and HIM validate the competency of those working in healthcare, insurance, and government. Today, more than 42,000 HIM professionals are AHIMA-certified.
"Our ongoing commitment to the healthcare industry is to confer credentials that represent the highest standards worldwide for assuring the competency of professionals practicing health informatics and information management," said Mike Niederpruem, AHIMA vice president of certification. "Pearson VUE provides the technology, security and exam-delivery expertise to ensure the score is valid and the testing experience is distraction-free."
"We're excited to partner with AHIMA in delivering these important exams," explained Robert Whelan, president and CEO of Pearson VUE. "As the adoption of electronic health records grows, so does the need for more qualified health data professionals. AHIMA certification assures employers that they're hiring qualified professionals and offers credential-holders greater opportunities. We're proud to be a part of this important work."
Representing more than 59,000 specially educated HIM professionals in the United States and around the world the American Health Information Management Association (www.ahima.org) is committed to promoting and advocating high quality research, best practices, and effective standards in health information, and actively contributing to the development and advancement of health information professionals worldwide. AHIMA's enduring goal is quality healthcare through quality information.
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology and academic, government, and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world's largest and most secure network of test centers in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business unit of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.
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