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Health Information Management, BHA

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Behind every effective health-care institution is a robust system for managing health services information. Health information managers are proficient at collecting, storing, processing, analyzing and communicating information that is used to plan, research, provide and evaluate health-care services. 


The Health Information Management part-time degree completion program is designed to allow health practitioners to upgrade their education to the level of an undergraduate degree in theory and management of health information.

Ryerson graduates have in-depth knowledge of today’s evolving health information environment, and understand how to provide efficient and cost-effective health-care services.

The design of the curriculum incorporates the following goals: responding to societal needs and emerging trends in health information management; developing individuals with the balance of knowledge and practical skills required to effectively manage in the environment of health information management; providing individuals with a clear understanding of the role of health information in health and related environments; preparing individuals to apply data analysis techniques to assess clinical outcomes and assure the cost effectiveness of the health care services; preparing individuals to apply organizational management techniques to improve the efficiency of departmental functions and services; preparing individuals to address emerging legislative, regulatory or other external party actions that could potentially impact the collection and use of health data; assisting individuals in developing ethical and professional ideals which foster success, self-respect and harmonious interpersonal relationships; and preparing individuals in meeting the educational requirements of the governing body for health record professionals.


To examine the Canadian healthcare system and the role that health information system play in health services organizations.


The Health Information Management program is recognized as a partner program with the Canadian Health Information Management Association.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

    Courses include
    • The Healthcare Systems
    • Managing Health Information Services
    • Healthcare Information Analysis
    • Law for Health Managers
    • Health Information Systems
    • Introductory Financial Accounting
    • Iintroductory Microeconomics
    • Statistics for Health Services Managers
    • Managerial Accounting and Finance
    • Health Economics
    • Issues in Health Information Management
    • Human Resources Management in Healthcare
    • Research Methodology
    • Program Planning and Evaluation
    • Practicum Seminar
    • Practicum

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    Academic Requirements

    Minimum of a 2 year HIM diploma from a CHIMA-accredited college; OR a 3 year CAAT diploma in an applied health science; OR a bachelor's degree or higher in a related field from an accredited university. 

    Work Experience

    At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

    Minimum 2 years of work experience in health information management is required.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      2245 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2245 CAD per year and a duration of .
    • National

      679 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 679 CAD per year and a duration of .
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)
    Domestic Fees Range
    : $679 - $5,510
    International Fees Range: $2,245 - $18,040

    Living costs for Toronto

    • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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