Nova Scotia Community College

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Health Information Management

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Faculty:School of Health and Human Services
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Description:Students will learn to use computer technologies to capture and analyze data, and to create health information for health care delivery use, as well as financial and management planning. Health records are the primary source of information used by hospitals and health care facilities to code services for reimbursement purposes. This information is also needed by public health officials to indicate disease patterns and trends, and by medical researchers for analysis, comparison, and decision support.

Health service careers are among the fastest growing occupations in the economy. There's a whole new growth market for the skills and training of health information management and health information professionals. An aging population and increasing healthcare needs, combined with the focus on accountability, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care services delivery, has led to a skills shortage. People with information management, data collection and analysis, and data security skills are in demand.
URL:Health Information Management at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,406

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including: one Academic Grade 12 Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics); Academic Grade 12 English; and Academic Grade 12 Mathematics.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    A current, official Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector check are required to complete work placements in this program. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to complete program requirements. Inability to obtain a work placement will impact the student's ability to complete program requirements and proceed through to graduation. Information on this process will be provided at the beginning of your program. Health & Human Services programs have additional requirements including immunizations and completion of first aid/CPR. You must submit documentation that you have completed these requirements at the beginning of your program.

    * 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 August 13, 2018