Happy Health Information Professionals Week, 2017 (March 26 to April 1)
CIHI knows that data quality doesn’t just happen. It’s the result of the people behind the numbers whose key role is to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of personal health information within their areas of practice: data quality, privacy, electronic health records and health information management (HIM) standards.
HIM professionals are highly skilled in data collection, coding and classification; privacy; and data analytics. They ensure that quality health data is available for
- Patient care
- Disease surveillance
- Planning and management of resources
- Research and many other secondary uses
They understand the processes used to maintain paper and hybrid medical records, and they work with other professionals to develop, deploy and maintain the electronic health record.
Join us in celebrating these special people in our health workforce from March 26 to April 1, 2017!
Learn more about the health professionals featured in our health workforce information.