Winning a Canadian Health Informatics Award (CHIA) is proof of excellence, leadership, and innovation

CHIAs are sponsored by Digital Health Canada and ITAC Health and are presented at the annual CHIA Gala at e-Health. The next CHIA Gala will take place at e-Health 2019 Conference and Tradeshow, coming to Toronto May 26-29, 2019.

Clinician Leadership

Honours a clinician who has shown outstanding leadership in Canada in advancing the use of health Information Communication Technology (ICT) and informatics or telehealth in clinical practice resulting in improved provider and patient experiences and outcomes.

Canadian Nurses Foundation's Dr. Kathryn J Hannah Nursing Informatics Scholarship

Recognizes the crucial role that nurses play in healthcare.

Corporate Citizenship (Canadian)

Awarded to the organization that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in supporting and participating in industry conferences and events, academic institutions, and publications, and has extensively volunteered on many projects and initiatives, and contributed to the development of health information standards, emerging trends, success stories and best practices.

Corporate Citizenship (Multinational)

Awarded to the organization that has demonstrated their commitment to supporting the HI and Digital Health Community by presenting top quality papers and abstracts, delivering valuable topical workshops, supported publications, and extensively volunteered resource time to projects and initiatives.

Emerging Leader in Health Informatics

The award recognizes individuals who are in the first five years of their HI or telehealth career and have clearly demonstrated leadership and achieved early success in HI or telehealth.

Excellence in Canadian Telehealth

Recognizes a program, project, or service provider for significant contribution to telehealth in Canada.

Innovation in Adoption of Health Informatics

Recognizes a project team that has, through innovation and commitment, implemented an information technology project that has been successfully integrated or adopted into the health system at the community or regional level. Any new and innovative project in the HI or telehealth community in Canada is eligible for this award.

Innovation and Care Delivery (Team)

ITAC Health established this award to recognize a healthcare Company and client team that has successfully implemented a new innovative health-IT solution at a healthcare organization within the past 12 months.

Leadership in Health Informatics

Recognizes an individual’s outstanding ongoing contributions as a thought leader, both nationally and internationally, to advance Canadian health informatics (HI) or Canadian telehealth.

Patient Care Innovation (Team)

This award honours the private and public sector team effort. The successful project team will demonstrate the achievement of stated objectives and provide a success story from which other organizations can learn. The award receipt will have fully implemented a health-IT solution within the past 12 months.

Project Implementation (Team)

ITAC Health established this award to recognize a healthcare company and client team that successfully implemented a health-IT solution at a healthcare organization within the past 12 months, honouring the collaborative private and public sector team effort.

Steven Huesing Scholarship

Named for association founder Steven Huesing, the scholarship reflects the spirit, dedication and innovation he brought to health informatics for more than 40 years.