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Health Information Management

The Health Information Management microcredential at NorQuest College teaches you how to use data and technologies to meet the demands of healthcare organizations. Learn how health information is interpreted and used for critical decision making of health care delivery.View all courses »

What is Microcredential

A series of carefully curated learning activities that provide learners with opportunities to gain specific skills or competencies that are workforce relevant and valued by employers, without enrolling in a credential program. The outcome can be shared digitally and allows employers to easily identify candidates who have mastered a specific skill set for success in their industry.

What to expect from the program

This microcredential consists of three non-credit digital badges that can be completed entirely online, at your pace:

Specific entry-level competencies that you will develop through the badges include:

  • Overview of the Canadian health care system, delivery, and regulations regarding health information
  • Information privacy, security and confidentiality of health information and records;
  • Introduction to health data queries
  • Foundation in health statistics; and
  • Health data analysis and visualization

Health care professionals who have an interest in emerging technology and its application in health care can benefit from content in this microcredential to help them progress into other career opportunities in health-care organizations such as:

  • clinical data manager
  • clinical informatics coordinator
  • data coordinator
  • health information analyst
  • health record administrator
  • information privacy coordinator
  • panel coordinator

Learn more about the growing profession of health information management at Alberta Health Services.

Additional information

Each badge can be completed in 16 weeks. They can be taken in any order or completed individually. To obtain the microcredential, you must take all three badges.

A microcredential provides you with opportunities to gain specific skills or competencies that are workforce relevant and valued by employers, without enrolling in a credential program. Plus, you will receive a digital, shareable credential to help you stand out in the competitive job market. They benefit the learner by:

  • upskilling in a personalized way based on your career interests
  • being flexible to your busy schedule
  • shareable to your professional network in a digital way
  • transferable workforce relevant skills that can build on your current career or help you transition into another job role

Program requirements

This microcredential is open for enrolment to anyone of interest. We recommend that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • secondary school completion
  • grade 12 English or higher

We recommend a level of technical competence which includes proficiency in:

  • navigating the Internet
  • using word processing program like Microsoft Word
  • using spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel

A diploma or degree in a health-related or computer-related field is considered an asset. If you have previous experience working in fields such as healthcare, administration, or technology, this microcredential is a great opportunity to build on your experience.

Register for the program by signing up for each course, or select a course below to register individually.

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Health Information Management

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