12111 – Health information management occupations

Broad Occupation Category

1 –Business, finance, and administration occupations


2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major Group

12 – Administrative and financial supervisors and specialized administrative occupations

Sub-major group

121 – Specialized administrative occupations

Minor group

1211 – Court reporters, transcriptionists, records management technicians and statistical officers

Health information management 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 occupations who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

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Example Titles

  • Health information management supervisor

  • Health information management technician

  • Health records technician

  • Medical records unit supervisor

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Classify and code diseases according to an established classification system

  • 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

  • Use and maintain software or information technology systems

  • May implement and update health information systems and also provide support and training

  • May supervise other health information management technicians and related workers.

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.