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Health Information Management

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

www.sait.ca
Personal health information about Canadians is being collected, recorded, reviewed, and transmitted every day. Informed fecisions 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 healthcare fundamentals, critical medical information is translated from 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. 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 placement to be outside the city of Calgary. Due to the heavy computer component of this program, students are required to have access to a computer outside regular class time. Certain courses are available by distance education (correspondence) and they are marked by an asterisk (*) in the program outline. The courses must be completed within the time frame shown in the program outline. Depending on the number of courses students complete by correspondence, they may be considered a part-time student which may impact their financial loan status. As some of the content is delivered in an online environment, students will be required to have a personal computer with Internet access.
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1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
Completion of the following courses or their equivalents:
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Math 30-2, or at least 50% in Pure Math 30 or Applied Math 30
  • At least 60% in Biology 30
  • English Proficiency
 

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,235.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,071.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $665.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated May 16, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.

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