Feb. 1, 2016 (Ottawa) – Graduates of CHA Learning’s online Health Information Management (HIM) program were among the most successful cohort to obtain professional certification from the Canadian Health Information Management Association. In 2015, the pass rate of CHA Learning graduates challenging the national certification exam of the Canadian Health Information Management Association was nearly 86%. Of the 250 applicants who wrote the 2015 exam across Canada, 70 were graduates of CHA Learning’s online HIM program. This excellent pass rate was second only to one cohort of nine students from a small college, making our graduates, on average, the most successful group of graduates in the country. The 2015 pass rate represents a 12% increase from 2013.
“This is an exceptional accomplishment that shines a light on the excellence of our professional development branch,” said Bill Tholl, president and CEO of HealthCareCAN. “In particular, the success of our HIM program can be attributed to significant curriculum and design changes, ongoing improvement to processes and student support as well as our talented expert faculty”, added Mr. Tholl.
The online Health Information Management program is officially accredited by the Canadian College of Health Information Management (CCHIM) and recognized by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA). It is designed for those who have experience in healthcare or the health sciences and who wish to pursue a career in health information management.
HIM program instructors are experts in the field. Instructors support students in specific areas of study, providing learning resources, group and individual assistance as required. In addition, our innovative methodology incorporates interactive activities and practical application opportunities throughout the program.
HIM is the oldest program offered by CHA Learning, with a rich, 65 year history. All of CHA Learning’s programs are aimed at developing the health leaders of tomorrow by providing them with the knowledge and skills to be successful in today’s healthcare system. In addition to Health Information Management, program areas include Health Services Management, Long-term Care, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Food Service Management, Health Research and Governance. For more information on these programs, consult our website here.
HealthCareCAN is the national voice of healthcare organizations and hospitals across Canada. We foster informed and continuous, results-oriented discovery and innovation across the continuum of healthcare. We act with others to enhance the health of the people of Canada; to build the capability for high quality care; and to help ensure value for money in publicly financed, healthcare programs.
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