Digital health resources for members and the public

Member resources

Member Resources: CHIEF Executive Forum Working Group papers
  • Enterprise Innovation – The Current Landscape of Innovation in the Canadian Healthcare System seeks to define what innovation encompasses; present the current Canadian landscape for enterprise innovation; and identify the factors that promote successful innovation and the barriers that impede enterprise innovation. Members, download a PDF here.
  • Unlocking the Value of Data – Creating a Unified, Informed, Proactive Community explores the interests of patients, health providers, researchers, vendors and health system planners; highlights barriers that prolong the progress of collective efforts to a data sharing community. With examples of successful models and strategies. Members, download a PDF here.
  • The Value of the International Patient Summary in Canada explores and articulates the value of the International Patient Summary for Canadian healthcare and aims to further the understanding of the clinical, patient, and health system value of the IPS as a key component of interoperability. Members, download a PDF here.
  • A Before B – Perspectives in Artificial Intelligence clarifies the growing advancement in knowledge around Artificial Intelligence in healthcare. Members, download a PDF here.

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Member Resources: White papers and reports
  • Report on Automation in Healthcare is both as an information primer and snapshot of automation initiatives currently addressing Canadian healthcare human resource challenges. Members, download a PDF here.
  • Canada and Shared Information Governance – Expanding on Governance Standards – Steps Enabling Canada’a Digital Health Ecosystem. Members, download a PDF here.
  • eSafety Update from the Community of Action on e-Safety. Members, download a PDF here.
  • Governing the Electronic Health Record – Crossing Traditional Boundaries of Healthcare Governance. Members, download a PDF here.
  • Report on Patients in Tech – Insights and Principles for the Growth of patient and Family Partnerships in Health Tech Organizations. Members, download a PDF here.
  • Pharmacy Practice and Digital Health – Current state of technology-enabled pharmacy practice and key findings on tools, apps, and patient impact. Members, download a PDF here.
  • Profiles in Virtual Care Delivery – Lessons learned from organizations transforming healthcare practice through clinical innovation. Members, download a PDF here.
  • Technology Adoption in Care Transitionsan overview of Canadian home and community care technology used in care coordination and integrated patient transitions. Members, download a PDF here.
  • Virtual Care in Canada Snapshots of Innovative Virtual Care. Members, download a PDF here.
  • The Digitally Empowered Patient from the Digitally Empowered Patient Community of Action Working Group. Members, download a PDF here.

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More Member Resources
  • Searchable member directory to connect with thousands of Canadian digital health professionals
  • Webinar Wednesday recordings from 2018 to the present
  • Weekly member newsletter with member information, important links, discount codes, and updates on upcoming events
  • HIP® Role Profiles outlines the main responsibilities, core competencies, qualifications and more for 65 HI roles, based on analysis of 500+ existing jobs
  • Faculty opportunities for members who maintain a CPHIMS-CA (learn more here)
  • Volunteer opportunities including events and working groups (learn more here)

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Public resources

Available to the public: Value of the International Patient Summary in Canada

The International Patient Summary—what is it, how are other countries using it, and is it valuable for Canadians? The answers to these questions and more are captured in The Value of the International Patient Summary in Canada. Developed by Digital Health Canada’s CHIEF Executive Forum and funded by Canada Health Infoway, this paper explores and articulates the value of the International Patient Summary for Canadian healthcare. The Value of the International Patient Summary aims to educate and inform the industry and to further the understanding of the clinical, patient, and health system value of the IPS as a key component of interoperability. The working group has made this valuable resource available to the public.

Download a PDF copy of The Value of the International Patient Summary in Canada

Available to the public: Virtual Care Resources

CHIEF Executive Forum National Working Group on Defining Virtual Care in Canada developed two practical Canadian resources: A national, Virtual Care Maturity Model that will enable organizations, jurisdictions, and institutions to identify where they find themselves on the virtual health journey and what steps they need to take to improve their performance. An associated Virtual Care Lexicon to provide a foundational, common language for virtual care planning across and between jurisdictions and sectors so that we as Canadians are level-setting on a common terminology in this space and can ensure we are talking about the same concepts. The working group has made this valuable resource available to the public.

Available to the public: Cyber Security Resources

These resources were made available as a result of a 2022 CHIEF Executive Forum event: Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Building a Robust Cyber Defence Program. The following resources are available for download and use from the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. Contact the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security to request access to Cyber Centre Alerts, Flashes and other services.

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Available to the public: Health Informatics Professional Resources

HIP Resources are available for download and use by health informatics professionals planning career advancement and human resources professionals looking for hiring guidance.

  • Digital Health Canada’s Health Informatics Professional Competencies identifies the knowledge and skill requirements within the seven domains presented in the Digital Health Canada Career Matrix and Health Informatics Courses. Download Health Informatics Professional Competencies (PDF). Download the HIP Core Competencies wheel image (JPG).
  • HIP® Career Matrix is an at-a-glance look at 100+ job titles in nine domains over five levels of mastery. Download the HIP® Career Matrix (PDF)
  • HI & HIM Human Resources Outlook 2014-2019 identifies what roles will be in demand and what training professionals will need in order to fill those roles. Download in English (PDF) or download in French (PDF)