0155 Saskatchewan Cancer Agency: The value of health information professionals at the agency


Health information is vital to the work being done within cancer care across Canada. This education session invites you to gain insight from a director of patient information services and interim director of a cancer registry who is acutely aware of the value that health information professionals bring to this important work that improves the lives of many Canadians.

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This session is worth 1 CPE credit for CHIMA professional members.



Speaking with Michael McGill, CHIM, CIAPP-P, Danielle Langston, CHIM, shares her experience at Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and talks about their mission and vision and the connection between the agency, the registry and the treatment centres in the province, as well as how new technologies are helping to improve the care that patients receive. Danielle also explains how those with the CHIM designation, including recent graduates of health information management (HIM) programs are invaluable to the work that is being done and there is a multitude of roles they can hold within the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, with opportunities for career growth and advancement.

“The cancer agency is very good at supporting people in professional development and continuing education. It is something [the agency] stands behind,” says Danielle.

Watch this informative interview to learn more about the opportunities that exist for health information professionals in cancer care and about the possible pathways a career at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency might lead to.