This page will host frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the OpenHIE Academy site, courses, and certification.
Academy Site FAQs
How can I give feedback about the Academy and the Academy certification?
Please post any feedback you would like to share to our community forum, and tag “academy.”
How do I sign up for the Academy and what do I do if I forgot my password or username?
Who do I contact if I need assistance with the Academy Certification?
You can contact the OpenHIE secretariat team at email@example.com if you have any questions on this process.
How does Certification differ from the certificate of completion of the Academy courses?
Foundations in Health Information Exchange Certification will demonstrate that you have an understanding of the foundational concepts for health information exchange. These concepts include:
- Understands the basic concepts of interoperability
- Understands the basic function of health information exchange and the OpenHIE Architecture components
- Can designate which HIE architecture components are needed to solve a health data exchange challenge.
- Has a basic understanding of the importance of semantic and syntactic standards
The certificates earned at the end of free self-paced courses demonstrate that you have completed a specific course and successfully passed the assessment. There will also be a cost to access the Foundations in Health Information Exchange Certification exam and the funds will be used to grow and sustain the OpenHIE Academy and Academy Certifications, whereas the certificates of completion for the self-paced courses are free. For those who have concern or further questions with the cost associated with certification, you can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What can I do to prepare for Certification?
- Take an Academy Live foundations course and /or use academy.ohie.org to take the following self-paced courses:
What is the process for Certification?
This Academy Certification process will follow after attending a live academy course that covers a wider array of topics, or several of the self-paced courses (see “What can I do to prepare for Certification?”). Certification will only be obtained after successfully completing an exam that is meant to test your understanding of that certification’s subject (i.e. an understanding on the foundations in health information exchange).
How will the certification test be assessed?
Once you take the test, the results for the Foundations Certification will be automatically graded and you will see the results on the screen. You will need an 80% or above to pass the certification.
How long does the exam take?
Each certification exam will be different. For the one certification we are currently offering, “Foundations in Health Information Exchange,” the exam will likely take between 10-20 minutes to complete.
Will there be other certifications?
While currently we offer one track, based upon needs in the field, we expect to expand the offering to include a more advanced certification for engineers, developers and others implementing solutions in the field, but we have not yet created those certifications. We envision a future where community members can be certified in many areas across OpenHIE and health information exchange topics.
What if I fail on the certification?
Purchasing access to get the certification grants you two opportunities to take and successfully pass the test with an 80% result. After your second attempt, please contact us at email@example.com to unlock the certification course. Please note you will have to re-enroll in the exam course with an additional exam fee.