2020 NEWS

March 25, 2020 – COVID-19 resources page now available 

The Association has published a COVID-19 resources page with quick links to general resources, data sources, classification and coding updates, and mental health information. There are also College-approved courses from WHO and Red Cross for professional members to earn CPE credits. This page will continue to be updated. View here.

March 13, 2020 – A message on HIP Week 2020 in regards to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

CHIMA believes that raising awareness of the work that health information professionals do is important for the public to understand. We know that your focus right now is not on attending events—it is on achieving outcomes and supporting quality care. To this end, we advise that any HIP Week 2020 activities should be postponed until further notice. Read more. 

2019 NEWS

December 18, 2019 – Holiday Card

CHIMA members have received this year’s holiday card just in time for the season’s festivities. View here

November 22, 2019 – ON Chapter Education Day

The ON chapter's 2019 education session focused on 'Protecting the Patient's Story,' with a range of speakers presenting on the practical applications of privacy laws, cybersecurity, and lessons learned from implementing an EMR in Ontario.  

November 19, 2019 – Board of Directors Nominations Open 

The Canadian Health Information Management Association and College Board of Directors is pleased to be opening the director nominations process.

The current board (Board), composed of 10 directors, has charted a bold course through the current strategic plan. Given that some directors’ tenure on the Board is fairly lengthy, the Board is of the view that this nominations process will benefit the organization and the profession as new directors bring ideas, experiences, and stimulate innovation. Read more 

November 2019 – Examination Dates Released for 2020

The Canadian College of Health Information Management has released the 2020 examination dates for the following certifications: health information management, classification and coding, and clinical documentation improvement. Read more

November 11, 2019 – Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day offers a gentle reminder to pause, reflect, and honour those who served for our country. Lest We Forget. 

October 31, 2019 – Membership Renewal for Professional Members

The first membership renewal notice has been sent out to Professional members. Please note that renewals are due by February 29, 2020.

October 2019 – IFHIMA Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the position of IFHIMA National Director. Applicants must hold a CHIM professional designation and be a professional member of CHIMA. To learn more about this volunteer role, please visit our website. Read more

October 2019 – CHIMA Connection

Our October 2019 newsletter includes an update from CEO & Registrar Jeff Nesbitt on four exciting initiatives currently underway at the Association. Among other things, it also highlights the College’s four professional designations, a new PPB on using technology to support provider-patient communications, and five key takeaways from AHIMA 2019. Read more

July 2019 - Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) week 

A national effort coordinated by the Association, CDI week brings awareness and recognition to the importance of clinical documentation for patient safety and health system use. Learn more about CDI roles in HIM and access resources such as the CDI professional practice brief. Read more

June 2019 - AHIMA’s 2019 Health Data and Information Conference 

AHIMA’s 2019 Health Data and Information Conference focuses on health care data, its reliability, and its use for improving patient care and reducing costs. Learn more about the conference and how to receive a 10% discount on your registration to attend.  Read more

May 2019 - AGM registration now open 

Register for the CHIMA 2019 Annual General Meeting, which is being held on June 6, 2019 from 2–3pm ET. Read more

May 2019 - CHIMA Connection

In our May newsletter, read about our new Classification and Coding Specialist certification examination, learn more about University of Victoria’s health terminology standards graduate certificate, and see how members across the country celebrated HIP week. Read more

April 2019 - HIM Profession Video Overview

Health information is more than just data — it’s a shared language that connects people to their care providers. View our video about the HIM profession here. Read more

April 2019 - Member Stories about the HIM Profession

Our members are at the heart of the Association. Check out our member stories to get to know some of them and the roles they play in health systems across Canada. Read more

March 2019 - Simplified CPE Credit Tracking

We’ve simplified our CPE categories and continue to work on streamlining the credit tracking process. Visit our CPE page to download the credit tracking tool and to learn more about the 2019 CPE policy. Read more

February 2019  - CPE Cycle Ending March 2016 - February 2019 

Reminder: The CPE cycle ends February 28, 2019. Log in to the member portal to access the credit tracking tool or to learn more about the CPE policy. Read more

February 2019 - Goodlife Fitness and CHIMA - Bringing Health to our Members

CHIMA is pleased to announce a new partnership with GoodLife Fitness to offer our members and their families an exclusive discount on fitness memberships. For more information on this discount program, please visit our website. Read more

February 2019 - CHIMA Connection

Our February 2019 newsletter includes exciting information about the launch of the University of Regina’s new HIM masters program, as well as a New Year’s message from CEO & Registrar Jeff Nesbitt and registration for the latest professional development series on cultivating a network for career success. Read more

February 2019 - Thank You Kathleen Addison

We would like to thank Kathleen Addison for her dedication to the HIM profession and for her service as a member of the CHIMA Board of Directors. Read more

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