Certified professionals in health information are overseen by the Canadian College of Health Information Management and adhere to a professional code of ethics.
Certification signals to employers a demonstrated commitment to the health information profession. Certified professionals and specialists are recognized for their credibility in this field. They become part of the professional registry and are eligible to use their professional designation after their name (e.g., Mary Smith, CHIM). Being certified may be a requirement within organizations and can lead to greater earning potential or career advancement opportunities.
Become a certified professional or specialist
A certified professional is competent in many different practice areas. These practice areas include information governance, data quality, clinical knowledge, analytics, privacy, and technology.
A certified specialist is recognized in industry for their particular area of expertise. Certifications are currently available for classification and coding, clinical documentation improvement, and terminology standards.