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Health Information Fundamentals

Advance your career in health information management

A modernized pathway designed to get you certified faster

Program Overview


Admission and Application Requirements

Students must be accepted to the program prior to enrolling.

Potential students MUST have completed the following courses prior to applying to the Health Information Fundamentals Certificate program:

  • HTH 100: Understanding the Canadian Healthcare System OR work experience in Canadian Healthcare
  • HTH 200: Medical Terminology
  • HTH 300: Anatomy & Physiology
  • HTH 116 and 117 (Pathophysiology 1 and 2)

If the above courses have been completed at another institution, please provide proof of equivalency.

Please visit the Admission and Application Requirements page for more details.



For a Fall 2022 start:

Applications open May 3, 2022
Applications close August 8, 2022

Developed using the Canadian College of Health Information Management's Health Information Fundamentals Curricular Standards and recognized by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA), this streamlined online program teaches fundamental theories and principles of health information management. The program also prepares students to write the CHIM national certification examination.

Learn the fundamental theories and principles of health information management and governance, the structure of the Canadian health system and data repositories. You will also explore privacy and health laws to sustain quality in health and the technology solutions that make it possible.  

Achieve your Certified Health Information Management (CHIM) designation faster and become a certified professional with the help of our streamlined online program. Demonstrate your credibility and commitment to the health information management industry and get ahead in this rewarding profession.

Program features

  • Obtain in-demand skills and experience in information governance, data quality, clinical knowledge, analytics, privacy and technology
  • Streamlined accredited program helps reduce the time to prepare for your CHIM certification exam
  • Convenient online courses
  • Learn from instructors with industry expertise

You’ll learn to

  • Understand the fundamental theories and principles of health information management
  • Understand the structure of the Canadian health system and health data and information repositories
  • Prepare, collect and process health data for analysis using statistical software
  • Understand the development of data standards, their application within health information management and organizational practices for maintaining data quality and data integrity
  • Assess key Canadian federal and provincial privacy and health laws that affect policies and processes related to health information
  • Navigate project management concepts in the technology system development lifecycle and the standards related to the exchange of health information within and across systems; technologies such as cloud storage, blockchain, virtual care will be highlighted
  • Comprehend the medical terminology used in a healthcare environment, the anatomical body structures and their physiological functions, pathological conditions, risk factors, diagnostic interventions and available treatment options

Who should take this program? 

  • University graduates from any discipline interested in a career in management or health analytics within the health information management industry
  • Healthcare professionals seeking a second career or a new career pathway
  • Health information managers, health informatics or information professionals looking to upgrade their education and acquire a designation
  • International professionals seeking Canadian education in health information management
  • Data analysts, business analysts, researchers and managers looking to work in the healthcare industry
  • Professionals responsible for the privacy, security and confidentiality of client records and information

Wondering if this program is right for you? Contact us today for a consultation.


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