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Certificate in
Health Informatics

Note: This certificate program may be completed entirely at a distance. Visit the distance education website for further information.

The demand for skilled workers in the field of Health Informatics is growing rapidly in response to the need to deliver less expensive and higher quality health care. Designed for Canadian and internationally educated professionals who have a background in health or information technology, the program allows you to choose courses that will give you the skills you need for this expanding field.

For detailed certificate and program information, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/healthinformatics.

Academic Coordinator: Pria Nippak, pnippak@ryerson.ca

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Admission Criteria

Eligible applicants must have the following:

OSSD with six Grade 12 U or M credits, or equivalent, or mature student status, and a minimum of one year’s related professional experience in the health or information technology sectors.

Admission Application

Students seeking admission to this program are required to complete an application for pre-approval and submit it to the academic coordinator. To obtain an application, visit Forms and Documents. The completed application, together with transcripts, may be presented to the academic coordinator during the Open House, or mailed to the address on the form.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of eight courses (four required courses and four electives), with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Courses

CHIM 305   Health Information Management:  Introduction to Health Informatics
CHIM 306   Health Information Management:  Healthcare Interoperability
CHIM 307   Health Information Management:  Human-Computer Interfaces in Healthcare
CHSM 301   Health Services Management:  The Healthcare Systems


Electives (select four)

Students should select either CHIM 300 or CHSM 305, but not both, as they contain similar content.

Students should select CMHR 405 if they wish to pursue CMHR 650 as CHSM 437 does not provide a prerequisite for CMHR 650.

CHIM 300   Health Information Management:  Managing Health Information Services
CHIM 301   Health Information Management:  Healthcare Information Analysis
CHIM 404   Health Information Management:  Introduction to Health Economics
CHIM 405   Health Information Management:  Issues in Health Information Management
CHSM 305   Health Services Management:  The Management Cycle
CHSM 306   Health Services Management:  Management Leadership and Decision-Making
CHSM 437   Health Services Management:  Human Resources Management in Healthcare
CIND 119   Industrial Engineering:  Introduction to Big Data
CIND 123   Industrial Engineering:  Data Analytics: Basic Methods
CITM 207   Information Technology Management:  Computer-Enabled Problem Solving
CITM 301   Information Technology Management:  IT Infrastructure
CITM 305   Information Technology Management:  Systems Analysis and Design
CITM 410   Information Technology Management:  Business Process Design
CITM 500   Information Technology Management:  Data and Information Management
CITM 750   Information Technology Management:  IS Project Management
CLAW 401   Law:  Information Access and Privacy Protection
CLAW 402   Law:  Health Information Access and Privacy
CMHR 405   Human Resources:  Organizational Behaviour
CMHR 650   Human Resources:  Management of Change


Note to registered certificate program students
Electives
CITM 505 deleted.
CIND 119 and CIND 123 added.

Professional Development

You can receive an acknowledgement of professional achievement once you have successfully completed three courses as follows:

Professional Development Award: Health Informatics requires completion of three courses: CHIM 305, or CHIM 306, or CHIM 307, or CLAW 402.

Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CHIM 300   Health Information Management:  Managing Health Information Services
CHIM 301   Health Information Management:  Healthcare Information Analysis
CHIM 305   Health Information Management:  Introduction to Health Informatics
CHIM 306   Health Information Management:  Healthcare Interoperability
CHIM 307   Health Information Management:  Human-Computer Interfaces in Healthcare
CHIM 404   Health Information Management:  Introduction to Health Economics
CHSM 301   Health Services Management:  The Healthcare Systems
CHSM 305   Health Services Management:  The Management Cycle
CHSM 306   Health Services Management:  Management Leadership and Decision-Making
CHSM 437   Health Services Management:  Human Resources Management in Healthcare
CITM 207   Information Technology Management:  Computer-Enabled Problem Solving
CITM 301   Information Technology Management:  IT Infrastructure
CITM 305   Information Technology Management:  Systems Analysis and Design
CITM 410   Information Technology Management:  Business Process Design
CITM 500   Information Technology Management:  Data and Information Management
CITM 750   Information Technology Management:  IS Project Management
CLAW 401   Law:  Information Access and Privacy Protection
CLAW 402   Law:  Health Information Access and Privacy
CMHR 405   Human Resources:  Organizational Behaviour
CMHR 650   Human Resources:  Management of Change


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