Workforce Transformation

CHIMA lead the HIM Workforce Transformation project to leverage the work that the HIM industry had previously completed in understanding the changing HIM role in the broader health sector. CHIMA, working with key stakeholders characterized future roles and functions of HIM professionals and future certification and skills upgrading that will be needed. The rapidly changing health information environment will require HIM professionals with the education and skills necessary to both implement and manage the Electronic Health Record (EHR). The report, Transforming Health Information Mangement; The Evolution of the HIM Professional outlines the strategic plan to educate and prepare HIM professionals for the future.

The purpose of this report is to educate members and the health care industry about the importance of the evolving and expanding role of the certified HIM professional and to increase awareness regarding the competencies of the HIM profession. We are proud to present these findings and invite you to contribute by providing your feedback.

Over the past several months, CHIMA senior leaders have met with key stakeholders including the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Canada Health Infoway, Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) and CHIEFS (COACH’s forum for Chief Information Officers) to discuss and present the evolution and future roles of Health Information Management in Canada.

Please join us as we move forward in the rapidly changing health information environment.

To read the report please click HERE.