The Canadian College of Health Information Management (College) is the national organization for certified health information professionals and specialists in Canada.
The Canadian College of Health Information Management is a national, not-for-profit corporation that sets the accreditation and standards of education for certification of the health information profession in Canada. The College protects the public interest by governing and regulating the professional practice of more than 4,300 health information member registrants. In enhancing the status as a regulatory body, the College advances the professionalization of health information and acknowledgement of the profession as a key driver of policy, funding, and the care that Canadians receive.
The Canadian Health Information Management Association, an affiliate of the College, was founded in 1946 and the College was incorporated in 1972.
Membership of the national Association and College are mandatory to be a registered and certified health information professional. Each such professional is associated with a provincial or territorial chapter of the Association.