SAIT

Health Information Management

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Program Information

School:SAIT
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Description:Personal health information about Canadians is being collected, recorded, reviewed, and transmitted every day. Informed decisions affecting health services can only be achieved with the best information available. The role of health information management goes beyond managing health records to managing the information contained in those records. Using computer skills and knowledge of health care fundamentals, critical medical information is translated from the patient health records into data following national data standards. The health information management professional then interprets the data to provide comprehensive quality information for patient care, resource allocation, statistics, research, planning and education. Due to the heavy computer component of this program, students are required to have access to a personal computer and Internet.

The Health Information Management program is two years in length and is divided into three semesters for each year. The fall and winter semesters for year one and two involve classroom instruction, some of which is in a computer lab at SAIT working with industry-specific software. The spring semester for year one involves a six week unpaid practicum placement at a small to medium sized healthcare facility. During the spring semester of year two, students will complete an eight-week, unpaid practicum at a large, urban center. Note: There is a possibility of out-of-province placements due to a shortage of practicum sites within Alberta. It is also common for placements to be outside the city of Calgary.
URL:Health Information Management at SAIT
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,208

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade12 Pure Mathematics  or  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants require an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with at least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents: At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Math 30-2, or 50% in Pure Math 30 or Applied Math 30, AND, At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2, AND, At least 60% in Biology 30 All applicants to SAIT Polytechnic must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 05, 2018