CHIA Winners 2017

The Canadian Health Informatics Awards (CHIA) pay tribue to excellence, leadership and innovation in health informatics and digital health. An impartial adjudication committee of digital health leaders evaluate CHIA nominations and choose the recipient(s) for all awards.. In the event that all submissions in a particular category are deemed to not have met the criteria, the adjudication committee may choose not to give out the award. The CHIA Gala is a key part of the annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow, Canada’s only national digital health event.

2017 CHIA Winners

  • Clinician Leadership – Dr. Darren Larsen, Chief Medical Information Officer, OntarioMD
  • Corporate Citizenship – Healthtech Consultants
  • Emerging Leader in Health Informatics – Jennifer Gillert, MSc, CPHIMS-CA, Senior Business Systems Analyst, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
  • Excellence in Canadian Telehealth – no winner in 2017
  • Innovation in the Adoption of Health Informatics – Mark Farrow/HEWS Project, Chief Information Officer, Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Dr. Kathryn J. Hannah Nursing Informatics Scholarship – Guillaume Fontaine, Graduate student and registered nurse at Montreal Heart Institute
  • Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics  – no winner in 2017
  • Patient Care Innovation (Team) – Project Team, Canadian Virtual Hospice and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
  • Project Implementation (Team) – Health Report Manager (HRM) Project Team, OntarioMD, Connecting South West Ontario Program, Orion Health and Certified EMR Vendors
  • Innovation and Care Delivery (Team) – Provincial eConsult Initiative Project Team, OntarioMD, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), eHealth Ontario, QHR Technologies, Oscar EMR and KIA Innovations
  • Steven Huesing Scholarship – Gurprit Randhawa, PhD Candidate in Health Informatics, University of Victoria