If you’re detail oriented, self motivated and want a unique career in the health-care industry, consider Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Health Information Management program. You’ll learn how to collect, organize and manage large amounts of health information, all while meeting privacy standards.
You could work as a health information management practitioner, coordinator or analyst with health regions as well as public and private health agencies–hospitals to cancer clinics and government agencies. Your unique skill set can also open doors to jobs with police forces, educational institutions, law offices, insurance companies and pharmaceutical firms.
Health Information Management is a nationally accredited two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus and through distance education. Learn from experienced instructors as you build knowledge and leadership skills in:
The program includes two work-based practicums: one in first year, one in second year. It’s a chance to apply your new knowledge and skills in an actual health agency setting. By the time you graduate, you’ll already have 15 weeks of real-world experience – something you can highlight to potential employers.
Use your Saskatchewan Polytechnic diploma to transfer into the third year of a four-year Kinesiology, Health Studies or Arts degree program at the University of Regina or First Nations University of Canada.For more information on the Health Information Management program, please contact Raylene Lutz, Health Information Management Administrative Assistant, at 306-775-7639 or email@example.com.
Health Information Management graduates work as information management practitioners, coordinators and analysts in many different areas of health care including hospital admitting, quality management, research and statistics, information systems, utilization management and risk management. Look for positions with health regions, government agencies, community clinics, long-term care facilities, home care agencies and mental health or outreach programs. Or transfer your skill set into other areas such as education, law enforcement, insurance and research.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Health Information Practitioner||Other Administrative Services Managers (114)||$36,400 - $152,400|
|Health Information Management Consultant||Professional Occupations in Business Management Occupations (1122)||$39,600 - $94,900|
|Health Information Analyst||Professional Occupations in Business Management Occupations (1122)||$39,600 - $94,900|
September (on campus); ongoing from September to March (distance)
Year 1 - 35 weeks; Year 2 - 32 weeks
*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted:
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Year 1 - $7,900
Year 2 - $6,000
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.