The new Resource Guide to Digital Health in Canada: “A great resource for anyone at any level of their career.”

Presenting the new Resource Guide to Digital Health in Canada — a comprehensive overview of the health informatics body of knowledge and the Canadian digital health ecosystem. Building on the CPHIMS-CA Canadian Health Informatics Review and Reference Guide, the new Resource Guide examines both the traditional and emerging challenges and opportunities that digital health professionals face today.

“Anyone from an Emerging Professional to a CHIEF Executive can read this.”




The new Resource Guide includes updates to existing topic areas (The Canadian Health System, Clinical Health Services, Analysis and Evaluation, Organizational and Behavioural Management, Information Management, and Information Technology) plus four new content areas: Innovation, Business Intelligence, Health Information Technology and Applications, and Health Analytics.

“I like how the focus has broadened beyond just the IT aspect of digital health to include patients, patient-centred care, and outcomes for patients.”


The new Resource Guide can be used to:

  • Provide foundational knowledge in digital health to new and experienced professionals
  • Orient staff and stand as an ongoing reference for professional or academic development
  • Provide insight to vendors or interest groups currently facing challenges entering digital health
  • Supplement knowledge gaps that currently exist municipally and provincially due to varying terminology and knowledge of the field
  • Act as a resource for students and emerging professionals who are new or entering the field of digital health
  • Assist with standardizing processes carried out by individuals, teams, institutions and governing bodies
  • Assist with preparing for the Canadian Supplemental (CA) exam (content is applicable to exams starting April 2020)

“I was impressed by how current the information was, particularly as it relates to provincial healthcare systems.” – Lisa Moore, VIHA


  • Editors: Hélène Clément, Shanthini Court, Susan Sepa
  • Advisors: Joseph Cafazzo, Neil Gardner, Trevor Jamieson, Margaret Kennedy, Angela Lianos, Mark Rajack, Diane Salois-Swallow
  • Chapter Contributors: Susan Anderson, Hélène Clément, Shanthini Court, Cathy Cruz, Anne Forsyth, Keltie Jamieson, Nerinderjit Kaur, Patrick Lo, Laura Jean MacDermid, Mary Eileen MacPhail, Andrea MacLean, Andrew Nemirovsky, Natalie Oake, Linda Plummer, Gajanan Sahasrabudhe, Brendan Seaton, Susan Sepa, Ashley Simeron-Tial, Gavin Tong

“The new Guide is structured in a much broader way. It’s more about learning than memorizing.”