CIHI and CCHIM: Strengthening standards and certification in support of data literacy in Canada
The strategic partnership announced in 2020 amongst the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), the Canadian College of Health Information Management (CCHIM, the College), and the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) is strengthened today in support of modernized standards and certification.
The collaboration recognizes the opportunity to leverage the College’s modernized standards and certification approach to prepare a new generation to meet the needs of a world-class health data system. The College is the accrediting body for academic institutions and certifying body for health information professionals in Canada. Its new standard frameworks combine remodelled professional certifications with micro-credentials for an expanding audience of new and existing professionals such as doctors, researchers, technology workers, health information management (HIM) professionals, and more.
The modernized standards support general and specialized knowledge, enabling a wide range of professionals to gain knowledge in data quality, ethics, interoperability, analytics, privacy, and information governance. Accessible learning pathways are offered through an accredited network of educational partners across the country, leading to nationally recognized licensing certification in health information from the College.