August 18, 2023

Canadian College of Health Leaders and Digital Health Canada agree to strategic alliance

New partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field.

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) and Digital Health Canada have signed a new strategic alliance to expand health care leaders’ capabilities in Canada and strengthen knowledge sharing across communities of digital health leaders.

Through this agreement, Digital Health Canada members will receive a reduced registration fee for the Certified Health Executive (CHE) Program. The CHE designation is the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership; assistance with career advancement; peer recognition and serves as an essential career designation. In addition, each organization will deliver one webinar to each other’s membership community. Members of each organization will receive preferred rates for key events.

“Digital health and information management expertise will be essential to resolving the challenges facing the health system in the post-pandemic world, especially regarding health human resources and supply chain matters,” states Alain Doucet, CEO of the Canadian College of Health Leaders. “We believe this partnership will have an impact in the intersection between digital health transformation and leadership.”

“This alliance represents a significant milestone in our commitment to advancing the digital health landscape in Canada toward digitally connected and accessible healthcare for all,” says Mark Casselman, CEO, Digital Health Canada. “By collaborating to extend our members’ shared expertise and resources we can collectively strengthen the knowledge base of professionals in our industry and empowering leaders to make a lasting impact on patient care and healthcare outcomes.

Both Digital Health Canada and CCHL share a common interest in ensuring that Canada’s health leaders have the skills, knowledge and education needed to contribute to Canada’s healthcare system through ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. Together, they will grow and extend the connections between communities of health leaders and digital health innovators and provide connections, content and other opportunities.

About Digital Health Canada

Digital Health Canada is a member-supported not-for-profit professional association that connects, inspires, and empowers the digital health professionals creating the future of health in Canada. Our members are a diverse community of accomplished, influential professionals working to make a difference in advancing healthcare through information, technology, and data management. Digital Health Canada fosters network growth and connection; brings together ideas from multiple segments for incubation and advocacy; supports members through professional development at the individual and organizational level; and advocates for the Canadian digital health industry. www.

About the College

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), a national member-driven non-profit association, is the connected community that develops, supports, and inspires health leaders across Canada. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare.

Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career.

Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 4,000 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.

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