HIM Professionals Week: Celebrating Success Stories

We’re proud to be part of the HIM community! We’re celebrating the critical role HIM professionals play, during #HIPWeek19 – It’s All in the Data – Quality Care through Storytelling. In celebration, we have interviewed some members of our HIM community to get their perspectives on the field and to share their successes. In this first interview, we […]

How Dietitians in Long-term Care Homes Promote Health through Food and Nutrition

March is Nutrition Month and March 20th is Dietitian’s Day! Dietitians across Canada are celebrating by helping Canadians “Unlock the Potential of Food”. Food has the potential to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together (1). Here’s how dietitians in long-term care homes help residents optimize their health through food and nutrition. The long-term […]

Welcome to the New Canada’s Food Guide – Eat Well. Live Well.

 Please note: The below text is a transcript of what is covered in the video above.     Like many health care and nutrition educational professionals, I have been awaiting the release of the much-anticipated new Food Guide for quite some time now.  I must be honest, upon first glance, I wasn’t sure how […]

Time Management for Working Students

Whether you’re looking to advance your existing career or to change your path altogether, managing time in your academic and professional life is never easy. And when you factor in a thousand other responsibilities on your plate (raising a family, maintaining a household, exercise, maybe even a social life!), finding the right balance between it […]

How is the Coding Specialist Program improving healthcare one learner at a time?

October marked the one year anniversary of our Coding Specialist Program (CSP). We are so proud of this program and the success it has already seen – in the form of tremendous interest and many enrolments and especially in the wonderful feedback we have received from so many of our learners. As the only CHIMA-recognized […]

Learning Forward: Characteristics of an Adult Learner

We last talked about the rising trends in eLearning. Today we’re going to turn our focus back to you, the adult learner. If you’ve ever spent time with children, you probably have noticed that the way they view the world is pretty different from the way you do. It only makes sense that the way […]

A Course That Changes – And Saves – Lives

At the end of May, HealthCareCAN/CHA Learning and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) held the 2018 Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course in Ottawa. Mostly front-line healthcare workers and administrators, the 44 attendees from across Canada brought patient safety issues from their institutions and spent four days learning strategies to resolve them. “I’m a graduate myself,” says Mike […]

What is a Nutrition Manager and how do you become one?

A Nutrition Manager (NM) plays an important role in healthcare delivery, working closely with many other healthcare professionals to ensure patients receive the best nutritional care possible, and have the best healthcare experience and outcome. Nutrition Managers are a fundamental part of the care team. Nutrition Managers are key people, in many different kinds of […]

Learning Forward: What’s Next in eLearning

  We last talked about the benefits and challenges of eLearning. Next, let’s turn our eyes forward to the eLearning trends currently on the rise and what eLearning might look like in the future. mLearning mLearning, or mobile learning, is the use of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) as a means to access and distribute […]

Learning Forward: The Challenges of eLearning

My last post talked about the benefits of eLearning. eLearning’s “just-in-time” (learning when there’s a need to learn) flexibility makes it a great choice for continuing your education. However, learning online is not without its challenges. Let’s take a look at some of the most common problems faced by learners in eLearning and some suggestions […]