HIM PROGRAMS

Education for certified HIM professionals involves either: 

1. Completing a two or three-year diploma program through a community college/institute of technology

2. Completing a four-year undergraduate degree program through a college or university

NOTE: Work is being completed on HIM graduate programs and this information will be available soon. 

The following CCHIM-Accredited HIM programs lead you to earning a Certified in Health Information Management (CHIM) credential: 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Douglas College
Health Information Management Program 


Patricia Visosky, MSc. Health Informatics, CHIM
Program Coordinator

700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC V3L 5B2
Tel: 604-777-6422
Fax: 604-777-6500
E-mail:  visoskyp@douglascollege.ca
Website: www.douglascollege.ca

ALBERTA

SAIT Polytechnic
School of Health & Public Safety
Health Information Management Program


Stephanie Clack, B.Ed., CHIM
Instructor/Program Specialist

Stacey Chaisson
Academic Chair

1301 16th Ave NW
Calgary AB T2M 0L4
Tel: 403-284-8304
Fax: 403-284-8171
Email: stephanie.clack@sait.ca
Website: www.sait.ab.ca


SASKATCHEWAN 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Regina Campus 
Health Information Management Program


Tara Fournier, BAET, CHIM, CFCP, CAET, CHRD
Program Head

4500 Wascana Parkway
PO Box 556
Regina SK S4P 3A3
Toll Free: 1 866-467-4278
Tel: 306-775-7642
Fax: 306-775-7795
Email:  Tara.Fournier@saskpolytech.ca
Website: http://saskpolytech.ca


MANITOBA 

Red River College
Health Information Management Program


Amanda Burridge, CHIM                    
Program Coordinator

E112-2055 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0J9
Tel: 204-632-2595
E-mail: aburridge@rrc.ca
Website: www.rrc.mb.ca 


ONTARIO

George Brown College
School of Health Services Management


Kim Durofil, BHA, CHIM
Program Coordinator

Health Information Management Program
51 Dockside Drive
P.O. Box 1015, Station B
Toronto, Ontario  M5T 2T9
Tel: 416-415-5000 ext. 3949
Fax: 416-415-2695
E-mail: kdurofil@georgebrown.ca
Website: www.georgebrown.ca


Fleming College
Health Information Management


Patricia A. Hewes, CHIM, BA, BEd, MEd, CAE
Program Coordinator

599 Brealey Drive
Peterborough, ON K9J 7B1
Tel: 705-749-5530, Ext 1766
E-mail: Patricia.Hewes@flemingcollege.ca
Website: www.flemingcollege.ca


St. Lawrence College
School of Health Sciences
Health Information Management


Victoria Obress BSc., CHIM, RHIT
Professor & Program Coordinator

100 Portsmouth Ave.
Kingston, ON K7L 5A6
Tel:  613-544-5400 ext 1159
E-mail: VObress@sl.on.ca
Website: www.sl.on.ca


Westervelt College
Faculty of Health
Health Information Management


Karen Pietrangelo, MHS, BA, CHIM
Program Director

303 Richmond Street, Unit 100
London, ON N6B 2H8
Tel: 519-668-2000, Ext 541
Fax: 519-668-1616
E-mail: kpietrangelo@westerveltcollege.com
Website: http://www.westervelt.ca/careers-health-information-management.aspx


QUEBEC

Collège O'Sullivan de Montréal
Health Records Program/Archives Médicales


Mario Morissette
Coordonnateur / Coordinator

1191, rue de la Montagne
Montréal (Québec) H3G 1Z2
Tél.: 514-866-4622 (poste 110) 
Fax: 514-866-6663
Email: mmorissette@osullivan.edu
Website: http://www.osullivan.edu

Collège Laflèche 


Véronique Smith
Coordonnatrice du programme
et des stages en archives médicales / Coordinator of the program and internships in medical records

1687, boulevard du Carmel, Trois-Rivières
(Québec) G8Z 3R8
Tel: 819 375-7346 poste 281
Email: veronique.smith@clafleche.qc.ca
Website: http://www.clafleche.qc.ca/programmes/techniques/archives-medicales/
Note: For more information regarding French content, please follow this link


NOVA SCOTIA

Nova Scotia Community College
School of Health and Human Services


Maureen Millsom, BA, CHIM
Program Coordinator

5685 Leeds Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3K 2T3
Phone: 902-491-3591
Fax: 902-491-4535
Email: maureen.millsom@nscc.ca
Website: www.nscc.ca



ONTARIO

Conestoga College ITAL
School of Health & Life Sciences
and Community Service
Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science


Mike Levy, BComp, PhD
Program Coordinator 

299 Doon Valley Drive
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4M4
Tel: 519-748-5220 x2593
E-mail: mlevy@conestogac.on.ca 
Website: www.conestogac.on.ca/
The Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science degree may be completed in two years by applying to Conestoga’s CHIMA diploma graduate pathway. For further information, please contact Conestoga College.

Ryerson University
School of Health Services Administration 
Health Services Management


Dr. Jim Tiessen
Interim Director

350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3
Tel: 416-979-5000 Ext
Fax: (416) 979-5209
Tel: (416)979-5000 Ext. 6643
Email:  jhtiessen@ryerson.ca
Website: http://ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool/hsm
Important note: The Ryerson HIM program is approved by CHIMA as a degree completion program for HIM professionals who are already certified. As this is a degree completion program, the mandatory requirements necessary for CHIMA certification are not all taught within this program and therefore those students of the Ryerson HIM program who do not have the HIM diploma background are not eligible to write the CHIMA national certification examination. 


ANY LOCATION

McMaster University
Centre for Continuing Education
Health Information Management Plus Diploma 


Nancy McQuigge
Program Manager

1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8
Tel: 905-525-9140 ext. 24321
E-mail:  himgmt@mcmaster.ca
Website:  www.mcmastercce.ca


HealthCareCAN/CHA Learning
in partnership with Algonquin College
Health Information Management Program


Jessica Schierbeck (Giesbrecht) MPA, BHA, CHIM
Director, Stategic Solutions

17 York Street, Suite 100
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7
Tel: 613-241-8005 Ex.212
E-mail:  jschierbeck@healthcarecan.ca
Website: www.chalearning.ca

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus
Health Information Management Program


Tara Fournier, BAET, CHIM, CFCP, CAET, CHRD
Program Head

4500 Wascana Parkway
PO Box 556
Regina SK S4P 3A3
Toll Free: 1 866-467-4278
Tel: 306-775-7642
Fax: 306-775-7795
Email: Tara.Fournier@saskpolytech.ca
Website: http://saskpolytech.ca

Centre for Distance Education
Health Information Management Program


Sandra Cotton, BA, CHIM
Program Coordinator

222 George St., Suite C
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Canada B1P 1J3
Email:  scotton@cd-ed.com
Website: https://cd-ed.com/
Phone: 1-866-446-5898 ext.505 (Admissions & Registration)


Collège Laflèche 


Véronique Smith 
Coordonnatrice du programme 
et des stages en archives médicales / Coordinator of the program and internships in medical records

1687, boulevard du Carmel, Trois-Rivières 
(Québec) G8Z 3R8 
Tel: 819 375-7346 poste 281 
Email: veronique.smith@clafleche.qc.ca 
Website: http://www.clafleche.qc.ca/programmes/techniques/archives-medicales/
Note: For more information regarding French content, please follow this link




HIM SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

The following HIM specialty programs lead you to earning a peer credential: 



Terminology Standards Certification

University of Victoria
Health Terminology Standards Graduate Certificate Program


Dr. Francis Lau, Bsc., MSc., MBA, Ph.D
Professor, School of Health Information Science

PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W2Y2
Tel: 250-472-5131
Email: fylau@uvic.ca
Website: https://www.uvic.ca/hsd/hinf/graduate/certificate/index.php


Classification and Coding Certification

Coding Specialist Program in partnership with HealthCareCAN/CHA Learning


Jessica Schierbeck (Giesbrecht) MPA, BHA, CHIM
Director, Strategic Solutions

17 York Street, Suite 100
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7
Tel: 613-241-8005 Ex.212
E-mail:  jschierbeck@healthcarecan.ca
Website: www.chalearning.ca


Clinical Documentation Improvement Certification

Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Program in partnership with 3M


Paula Weisflock MAEd, BHA(HIM), CHIM
Program Contact

201 King Street, London, ON, N6A 1C9
Toll Free: 1.877-332-4462 extension 3
Email: paula.weisflock@echima.ca
Website: https://www.echima.ca/professional-development/cdi

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