Health information management occupations (NOC 1252)

Job titles

  • health information management coder
  • health information management practitioner
  • health information management professional
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Nature of work

Health information management technicians and related workers collect, code, record, review and manage health information. They are employed by hospitals, clinics, workplace health and safety boards, health record consulting firms and other health care establishments. Health information management technicians and related workers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

Fields of interest

  • Managing, organizing, administrating
  • Working in an office
  • Writing, working in communications and information

Main duties

  • Health information management technicians and related workers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Classify and code diseases according to an established classification system
  • - Collect, code, cross-reference and store health records and related information
  • - Abstract, assemble and analyze clinical data and related demographic information from health records according to established policies and procedures
  • - Operate information systems to maintain indexes for classification systems and to manage and retrieve health records information
  • - Prepare medical, social and administrative statistics
  • - May supervise other health information management technicians and related workers.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Not available for this occupation.

Employment requirements

  • * Health information management technicians and related workers require completion of a recognized two year college diploma program in health record technology or health information management.
  • * Health information management technicians and related workers are eligible to write the Canadian Health Information Management Association national certification examination which may be required by employers.

Skill type

  • Business, finance and administration occupations

Skill level

  • Technical

More information

  • * Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
  • * Progression to management positions is possible with additional training and experience.

Professional associations

  • L'Association des gestionnaires de l'information de la santé du Québec (AGISQ)
  • 5104, boul. Bourque, bureau 104
  • Sherbrooke, QC
  • J1N2K7
  • Phone: 819-823-6670
  • Fax: 819-823-0799
  • Email: info@agisq.ca