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Health Information Management

Protect, maintain and make sense of critical health information to help ensure exceptional patient care.

Combine medical knowledge with specialized technology to manage and protect patient information, aid public education and advance innovative research as part of the health-care industry.

Through the Health Information Management program, you will develop specialized, in-depth knowledge of health information science, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and build practical skills in medical coding, computerization and statistical analysis. You’ll use this knowledge to effectively manage the critical health information required for administration, research, education and proper patient care.

As a Health Information Management graduate, you are eligible for the national certification exam administered by the Canadian College of Health Information Management (CCHIM). After this exam, you can work across Canada as a certified professional member of the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA).

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • Annual Intake
    Fall
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you will develop the specialized medical, computer and business skills required for a successful career in health information management.

TERM 1

Build fundamental health information management skills and develop knowledge in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.

TERM 2

Learn to manage and code health data and calculate health care statistics while strengthening your anatomy and physiology knowledge.

TERM 3

Expand your professional knowledge by exploring research methods, various electronic systems and the structure of the Canadian health-care system.

TERM 4

Combine your knowledge with legal principles and hone your analytics, management and coding skills in preparation for graduation and a successful career.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Coding technologist/specialist
  • Health record/information technician
  • Data analyst
  • Release of information specialist
  • Health information services manager
  • Privacy officer
  • Health records supervisor
  • Decision support information analyst
  • Coding and classification specialist
  • Clinical data coordinator
  • Cancer registrar
  • Health policy analyst
  • Research assistant
  • HIM instructor/program coordinator
  • Clinical standards/terminology specialist
  • Clinical research professional (CRP)
  • Ethics and regulatory affairs professional

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Explore state-of-the-art health information management technology in RRC Polytech’s modern classrooms.
Take advantage of small, focused classes to meet one-on-one with instructors, collaborate with peers and build practical experience.
Enhance your career potential and be ready to contribute to any team with professional time management, communication and collaboration skills.
Test your knowledge, build real work experience and meet potential employers with two practicum placements.

Graduate Success

Health Information Management grads are an essential part of the health-care system and have access to excellent employment and advancement opportunities. An RRC Polytech education prepares you for a career on the cutting edge of this exciting, innovative industry and ensures you are ready to adapt as technology advances.

Achieve your career goals

As a Health Information Management grad, you’ll have access to various job opportunities. The skills you develop in this program are practical, versatile and valued across industries, opening up a diverse array of professional pathways.

Prepare for lifelong learning

Through the Health Information Management program, you’ll develop a strong understanding of science, medicine and information management. With this versatile knowledge, you can further specialize your training, enhance your professional potential and grow your career alongside your personal goals.

Become an essential part of every team

An RRC Polytech education prepares you to succeed beyond expectations. You’ll build critical communication, leadership and collaboration skills that complement your technical skills, open the door to advancement opportunities and make you a crucial member of any organization.

“After two years of learning with amazing instructors who really cared, in class sizes that felt comfortable and catered to the profession, I now have the confidence to do anything!”

Anna Coupland, CHIM – Health Information Practitioner

“It takes hard work and dedication. But if you are passionate about your education and future career and put your all into the program, I can tell you that it does pay off.”

Avery Littleford, CHIM

“The program provides students with an excellent experience to meet future career expectations. It’s a comprehensive program, and instructors are very supportive and responsive to student needs!”

Caleb Ferreira, CHIM – Health Information Analyst
Riverview Health Centre

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Health Information Management student, you combine your passion for helping others with training in medicine, business and technology. You have excellent attention to detail and time management skills and, as part of your training, are prepared to regularly set aside time outside of class for projects and assignments.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Challenge-driven
  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Logical thinker
  • Technical thinker

SKILLS

  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Problem solving
  • Self confidence
  • Strategic thinking

INTERESTS

  • Medicine
  • Technology
  • Business
  • Health care
  • Analytics

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