Start A Career In Health Information Management

Does this sound like you?

  • I want a career that’s in demand
  • I am interested in working in healthcare
  • I enjoy challenges and working with information
  • I like behind the scenes work

Certified Health Information Management professionals are in high demand across the continuum of care. Major changes to our health care system are creating exciting career opportunities in a variety of health care settings across the continuum of care and within the provincial and federal governments.

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Westervelt College’s Health Information Technology program is recognized by CHIMA (Canadian College of Health Information Management.) That means our Health Information Management diploma program is designed to meet the needs of today’s healthcare system.

As a Health Information Management (HIM) professional, you will be able to take on the following challenges in this career:

  • Contribute to health care delivery as members of the health care team;
  • Manage health information services in health facilities;
  • Work with confidential health records: format, content, quality, and use;
  • Use technologies to capture, manage and analyze data;
  • Prepare, analyze, and present health information for use in health care delivery and financial and management planning;
  • Interact with medical staff, health providers, and management;
  • May specialize in areas such as research, management, quality improvement, risk analysis, clinical trials, and clinical financial resource integration; and
  • Maintain skills, knowledge, and expertise through mandatory Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Career Opportunities

Health Information Management professionals work in a variety of different settings including acute care, primary care, community care, long-term care and health care corporations. Certified Health Information Management professionals oversee the quality of patient information at every aspect of health care delivery. They work in a variety of areas, including:

  • Health Records/Information
  • Services Admitting /Patient Registration
  • Quality Management
  • Research and Statistics
  • Information Systems
  • Utilization Management /Decision Support
  • Risk Management
  • Government Agencies
  • Educational Institutions
  • Community Health Clinics
  • Law Offices
  • Insurance Companies
  • Health Care/Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Primary Care Agencies
  • Nursing Homes and Long-term Care Facilities

Southwestern Ontario Employers Who Hire Westervelt Graduates


After receiving my training at Westervelt, I turned my focus to my career search. Within two weeks of graduating I received numerous calls from employers in London. At one point, there were two companies competing with job offers for me!

Melissa W.