Training Options for Health Information Services personnel

Medical Terminology

This course would be an asset when applying for any clerk positions in either registration or health records departments within Health Information Services (HIS).

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Health Information Management (HIM) Program

Only graduates of a Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) recognized health information management education program may write the national certification examination. National certification provides the graduate with recognition and portability of credentials across Canada. Upon certification, individuals become bound by the profession’s Code of Ethics. To ensure skills are maintained, mandatory Continuing Professional Education (CPE) is required for continued certification.

  • Red River College at the Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg, MB hosts a two-year Health Information Management (HIM) diploma course with a September entry date in alternate years. 
  • HealthCareCan offers an on-line course with a September entry date each year. This course can be taken as a two-year full-time or a four-year part-time course.