Health Information Management

Managing the evolution of health delivery.

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Managing the evolution of health delivery

In the electronic/digital age, information is gathered, stored, analyzed and managed constantly.  Canadians' health information is a key part of this data cycle especially as health care providers transition from paper to electronic health records. Learn about the management of health information in terms of industry standards for data collection, usage, and analysis, privacy and security measures, and integration of health information systems. Discover how information management is revolutionizing health care within various sites and service sectors.  

Working in conjunction with the Health Informatics program, participants will explore, learn and apply their knowledge and skills in a dynamic, online learning environment.  Opportunities to establish a network of professionals from both areas of study is provided, as program participants share three courses designed for both health information managers and health informaticians, and then progress to take a deeper examination of health information topics.  

Participants will complete five core courses designed for both health information manager and health informaticians, and then take a deeper examination of topics specific to health information management.

Upon successful completion of specific program requirements, participants will be eligible for a McMaster University Certificate in Health Information or a McMaster Diploma in Health Information Management.  

About the Health Information Programs

  • Part-time program, consisting of university-level courses
  • 36 or 42 hour courses, varying from 9 to 12 week duration
  • Online delivery
  • Finish in 2 years and still have your summers off
  • Designed in consultation with professional associations

Please Note: The program is not a CHIMA accredited education program at this time.  

  COACH - Canada's Health Informatics Association

What You Will Study

  • Professional standards and regulations
  • Privacy, confidentiality and security
  • Records management
  • Information systems
  • Data management and analysis
  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Organizational behaviour in health care
  • Managing privacy and security
  • Quality assurance
  • And more.


Who Should Take The Program

  • Health care professionals seeking second career or a new career pathway
  • Information professionals seeking education to supplement their existing career
  • Data analysts
  • Computer/IT professionals employed in Health Information systems development
  • Health Information managers and Health Informatics professionals looking to upgrade previous education
  • International professionals seeking Canadian education in Health Information Management.


Watch our Program Preview for Health Informatics, Health Information Management and Health Information Systems