Who joins CHIEF?

Membership in CHIEF Executive Forum is for individuals who influence or set the direction for IM/IT/HI clinical decision-making in the healthcare community; members are usually the highest ranking executive responsible for Information Technology, Information Management, or Health Informatics.

The healthcare community will include delivery systems, payor/insurance organizations, clinics, provider groups, diagnostic facilities, and other healthcare-related organizations. Because of the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, these criteria serve as primary guidelines which may evolve as industry and IS strategies change.

Member sectors/organizations
  • Federal entity (CEO)
  • Provincial ministry
  • Public healthcare agency
  • Health services delivery organization
  • Hospital/acute care facility
  • Ambulatory facility
  • Primary care and/or home healthcare
  • Specialty hospital or service (e.g. Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Cancer, Mental Health)
  • National or provincial association representing key provider groups
  • Corporation
  • Non-governmental organization (NGO)
Member roles
  • Highest ranking IM/IT/HI/Innovation/Analytics/Digital Health Executive
  • CHIEF Medical Information Officer
  • Chief Nursing Information Officer
  • Regional, market area, or facility level IM/IT/HI Innovation/Analytics/Digital Health Executive responsible for overall service delivery and budget accountability
  • IT executives who are not corporate CIOs but who have regional or facility-level CIOs reporting directly to them OR Corporate Senior IT Executives.
Member responsibilities
  • Has overall IT leadership responsibility. Additional duties may include telecommunications, medical records, management engineering, innovation, analytics.
  • Leads organization IT strategy


Contact Digital Health Canada today to inquire about CHIEF Membership.