November 2019 – Remembrance Day

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

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

December 2018 - McMaster Accredited HIM+ Program Announced

We are excited to announce McMaster’s new HIM Plus program. The 16-course diploma program is accredited by the College and includes 13 required courses plus three coding courses from CHALearningRead more

December 2018 - Terminology Standards Certification Announced

This new certification offers graduates from a CCHIM-accredited terminology standards program the opportunity to earn the Certified Terminology Standards Specialist (CTSS) professional designation. Read more

December 2018 - Classification and Coding Certification Announced

The Certified Classification and Coding Specialist (CCCS) professional designation offers early career CHIMs an opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the classification and coding field and allows experienced professionals to earn a professional designation that is specifically aligned to the classification and coding segment of HIM. Read more

December 2018 - Clinical Documentation Improvement Certification Announced

Our new CDI certification is geared towards CHIM professionals, regulated clinicians, and other regulated health professionals. Candidates who write and pass the exam will be able to use the Certified Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CCDIS) professional designation following their names. Read more

November 2018 - Message from CEO Jeff Nesbitt - Delivering More Value

CEO & Registrar Jeff Nesbitt discusses CHIMA’s commitment to delivering more value and offers thanks to our members for their feedback and engagement. Read more

September 18, 2018 - Welcome Message from CEO Jeff Nesbitt

Meet CHIMA’s new CEO, Jeff Nesbitt, as he introduces himself and looks forward to shaping the next chapter of the organization. Read more

August 30, 2018 - Health Information Management Workforce Transformation 

A new article, accessible through AHIMA’s online research journal, highlights the workforce transformation under way in Canada’s health information management field. Read more

August 17, 2018 - CHIMA Resignation Announcement

We would like to announce the resignation of Dr. Kelly Abrams. On behalf of the board, staff, and members, we thank her for contributions over the past 13 years and wish her success in her future endeavours. Read more

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