Anne Michalski Found Her Passion with CD-ED’s Health Information Management Program

Start an Exciting New Career from Anywhere in Canada with CD-ED’s Online Health Information Management Program Anne Michalski was unsure about going back to attend school as a mature student. Anne realized she could apply her previous data management experience to CD-ED’s exciting new Health Information Management (HIM) course, which is a unique online training

Health Information Management Student Tells All!

Hello my name is Anne Michalski, I am currently a student with CD-ED a terrific on-line school based in Cape Breton Nova Scotia. As a mature student with previous data management experience I have been able to apply some of my life experience and skills to an exciting new course, HIM, health information management. The

Health Information Management Student Presents Paper

Jordan Bassett Receives International Acclaim for her Final Research Project The CD-ED Health Information Management program is of top quality, arming graduates with real world experience and in-depth (technical) knowledge (with the convenience of online learning). This is evident as graduate Jordan Bassett wrote a research essay that was recently selected to be featured in

HIM: But I don’t WANT to code!

One of the biggest misconceptions in the Health Information Management (HIM) world is that graduates can only work as ‘coders’ in hospitals. While working as a Classifications specialist is a highly specialized and in-demand role in health care, there are many other opportunities for the certified HIM professional besides coding. What else can a HIM professional

CD-Ed HIM Grads All Pass Certification Exam

It’s exam time again here in Canada, and Health Information Management students and CD-Ed are preparing to write the National Certification (NCE) exam that will decide their career’s future.  A certified Health Information Management professional manages the information crucial to patients and health care providers throughout the health care system. They guide management decisions on how, where,

Hot Jobs

According to an article in the Toronto Star (May 25 2013), two of the top 10 job vacancies in Canada are managers in science and information systems, and managers in health care – a perfect match for the Health Information Management (HIM) professional.

In the Clouds

Cloud computing…yet another new term for this older HIM professional to understand and teach the new generation of HIM professionals-to-be. What on earth, or in the sky, is cloud computing?

Data Liberation

We hear the term a lot these days…and I always picture data facing an enemy, engaged in fierce battle. Data with spears, and lasers, and ray-guns! (I have been told I have an active imagination). But what does data liberation mean?

Big Data – What’s That?

Big Data – What’s That? A quote from Anthony D. Williams: “Every animate and inanimate object on Earth will soon be generating data, including our homes, our cars, and yes, even our bodies.” (http://anthonydwilliams.com/2011/03/30/sciences-big-data-revolution-yields-lessons-for-all-open-data-innovators/)

IFHIMA – An HIM student’s experience

This is a guest post by one of our HIM students. Last month, I was privileged with the opportunity to attend the 17th IFHIMA Congress in Montreal, Quebec. At the beginning of my HIM educational journey I learned about this event and made the decision that if I could go, I would go.