Health Information Management Diploma Program Online

Get the Skills to Be a Health Information Management Specialist

Health Information Management careers

HIM graduates enjoy a place in one of today’s fastest growing careers

Health Information Management (HIM) refers to the creation and care of both traditional (paper-based) and electronic health records. Health Information Management professionals collect, record, review and manage vital health information.

The Centre for Distance Education offers a complete professional Health Information Management program designed to give you the skills, experience and certification it takes to launch a successful career, with the convenience and flexibility of online learning.

Program Highlights

  • 1st HIM Training Program in Canada available entirely online!
  •  Excellent gateway program  for individuals not currently working in healthcare
  • Only program that includes CHIMA membership and covers the cost of the certification exam (You can NOT work as an HIM professional in Canada without this certification)
  • Our program offers convenient monthly start dates, so you can start your career as soon as possible!

How Does Online HIM Training Work?

With CD-ED’s online education, you’ll train from the comfort of home, but you’re far from on your own. The experienced CD-ED instructors and guidance counselors take a personal interest in each student’s progress. You’ll have unlimited one-on-one support via email, chat, online classroom, webinars and toll-free phone calls – even after you graduate!

As a CD-ED student you still have all the benefits of attending a tradition college including practical on-the-job work experience in a real HIM employment setting and ongoing Career Placement Assistance, without the costly commute and ridgid classroom schedule.

By devoting just 20-25 hours/week to your HIM course work, you could be ready to start a rewarding professional career in Health Information Management in 2 years.

One of very few CHIMA Accredited HIM Programs in Canada to Include Informatics

The Centre for Distance Education’s Health Information Management Program offers an Informatics Module, helping you stay up to date as technologies shift.

With the increased use of electronic health records, there is an increased need for sophisticated systems to manage the information based on sound HIM principles. The data from these systems is used for everything from assisting in providing direct patient care at the bedside to aggregating data to create public health policy and manage the entire health system. The technology supports the processes; the HIM professional manages the information. Therefore, as an HIM professional, you need a strong foundation of technical knowledge.

Informatics is the ability to apply information technology to create and use data. This system allows individuals to fully realize the benefits of electronic health information.  Stay ahead of the game!

National HIM Certification

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Successful graduates of the CD-ED Health Information Management Diploma program are prepared to challenge the CHIMA National Certification Exam and use the CHIM credential recognized nationally.

Why Certification?

Upon successful completion of the CHIMA national examination, you will be eligible to use the following:

  • Professional credential – CHIM
  • Professional title – Certified HIM Professional

Graduation from an HIM program does not mean you are an HIM professional. If you do not successfully challenge the CHIMA national examination, you are not an HIM professional and can not use the CHIM credential or HIM title. CHIM is protected as the college credential and HIM™ is trademarked by CHIMA.

Not all programs include certification.   Protect yourself!  When looking at HIM training, make sure to guarantee that the program will prepare you to successfully achieve certification in order to work in this industry.

Get Your Certification and Association Memberships Paid For – So You Can Start Working Right Away

The Health Information Management program at CD-ED takes students from ground zero (little or no experience) to HIM professional. We enroll HIM students as member s with CHIMA and, most importantly, we fully prepare and pay for you to write the certification examination at the end of your program. You can not work as a HIM professional without a pass in this exam.

Emerging Technology Creates Huge Demand for HIM Professionals

The health industry throughout North America is at risk of a serious Health Information Management labour shortage. A 2009 Health Informatics (HI) and HIM Human Resources report identified that an additional 6,320-12,330 HI and HIM professionals will be needed by 2014.

The future of healthcare is paperless, electronic records. As a result of this trend, new Health Information Management career opportunities are emerging including content compliance, information management, business analysis, quality management, education and training. This is an exciting time for individuals involved in Health Information Management, and a promising time for individuals looking to get started in a rewarding career with a future.

Is a Rewarding Career in Health Information Management Right For You?

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If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Health Information Management, and exploring whether Online Learning with CD-ED is right for you, fill out the form on the side of this page to receive information.

A helpful CD-ED Admissions Specialist will be happy to answer any questions and can help with everything from career paths to financial aid.