The Canadian College of Health Information Management (College) would like to announce the successful accreditation of Georgian College’s Office Administration – Health Services diploma program.
The Office Administration – Health Services diploma program at Georgian College is a four-semester program that introduces students to health information management concepts.
Students of this program can expect to acquire skills and knowledge in topics like medical terminology, transcription, human anatomy, medical ethics, workplace communication, and others. Upon completion, program graduates will be required to demonstrate their ability to effectively evaluate, establish and administer health records management systems and employ non-invasive clinical tasks to support effective and efficient health service operations.
“We are excited to have this wonderful accreditation, it recognizes the high quality of education students in our program receive. The demand for health information professionals has never been greater in this rapidly expanding field. Our graduates are offered the opportunity to take the important step of becoming health information professionals and expanding their career pathways,” says Marie Rutherford, Faculty Onboarding and Development, Georgian College, Barrie Campus.
“Our college is proud to announce the accreditation of the Office Administration – Health Services diploma program offered by Georgian College,” states Jeff Nesbitt, CEO & registrar of the Canadian College of Health Information Management and CHIMA. “We look forward to supporting faculty and students through this program and welcoming graduates who write and pass our Health Information-Certified Associate (HICA) national certification examination (NCE). Certification recognizes health data as a key factor in providing safe and quality care to people across our country,” Nesbitt adds.
Prospective students can learn about the admission requirements and application process by visiting the Georgian College website or connecting with the program coordinator.
The Canadian College of Health Information Management sets the accreditation standards for educational institutions offering health information programs in Canada.
Accreditation demonstrates to the public that a program aligns with industry standards, as identified through the College’s needs assessment and consultation with the industry. It is a voluntary, self-regulatory process to recognize those that meet or exceed the standards set for health information education. Accrediting programs aim to ensure continuous quality improvement of the educational content to support the evolving health information profession.
Graduates of this program will be eligible to write the Health Information-Certified Associate (HICA) national certification examination (NCE).