The Health Information Management Diploma Program is the only program in British Columbia that prepares individuals to manage health information in a variety of settings. The program combines aspects of health, computer science, business and research in a specialized curriculum. The profession of Health Information Management has a traditional employment base in acute care facilities, and expanding opportunities in a variety of non-acute facilities, community health, government agencies and industry.
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As a health information management professional, you provide an essential information support service that contributes to the delivery and evaluation of patient care and administrative decision making. The profession has a traditional employment base in acute care facilities, with expanding opportunities in a variety of non-acute facilities, community health, government agencies, and industry.
Opportunities also exist for health information management professionals to further their education by specializing in health care administration, health informatics, quality management, research, and privacy.
The Health Information Management Program is recognized by the Canadian College of Health Information Management (CCHIM). Successful challenge of the national certification examination qualifies graduates to work across Canada.
The final intake to the Health Information Management (HIM) diploma program was Fall 2016. Students interested in this field should apply to the HIM Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program.
Applicants who have met the required Program admission criteria will be granted additional points in the preferential admission process. Recommended criteria includes:
- University Degree or diploma
- Post secondary education - successful (Certificate/citation/12 UT credits)
- Related work/volunteer experience - successful (Minimum 6 months)
- Math 12 or higher
- Biology 12 or Chemistry 12 or higher
- Post-secondary English/Communications
Refer to the Health Information Management Program Admissions Information Booklet for further information regarding the admission requirement equivalencies, the preferential admission process and the Program. The booklet can be downloaded from our web page or is available from the Registrar's Office, Student Services and the Faculty of Health Sciences.
You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page.
Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.
Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
When offered a full-time seat in this program a non-refundable, non-transferable $350 tuition deposit is required.