Health Informatics FAQ
Because Health Informatics is an emerging discipline, there is no official accrediting or certifying body at this time. However, all university graduate programs must be reviewed and approved by the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies (OCGS), the body which governs university graduate programs for the Ontario Government. Some professional associations are beginning to discuss standards of practice in health informatics, as well as certification and accreditation for their members. This may lead to an accreditation process for Health Informatics Programs in the future.
[Note: There is a separate certification process for Health Information Management Programs only (see below), administered by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA).]