Digital Health Canada announces launch of Alberta Chapter

Digital Health Canada today announced the launch of a new chapter to serve members in Alberta.

“More than 400 Alberta-based Digital Health Canada members will benefit from access to local professional networking, education, and leadership opportunities through the new Alberta Chapter,” said Mark Casselman, CEO, Digital Health Canada. “The successful launch of our Atlantic Region and BC Chapters made it clear that regional chapters allow us to better serve the needs of our members across Canada.“

The new chapter will build on existing membership activities like the annual Digital Health Canada/ANHIX Calgary Winter Conference 2020, Alberta CPHIMS-CA exam sittings, and custom education sessions. The Digital Health Canada Alberta chapter will enhance the membership experience for Alberta-based members through a proposed schedule that will include:

Professional development and volunteer leadership opportunities for local professionals through Digital Health Canada “Communities of Action” and contribution to national working groups and publications
Education, training, and certification exams
MeetUps and other events that offer mentoring, networking, and volunteer leadership opportunities for local professionals

Regional chapters complement and support the Digital Health Canada member experience and bring value to individual professionals, public and private sector member organizations, and the Canadian digital health industry. “We listen closely to our members’ needs and professional interests. A regional chapter approach is just one of the ways in which we will create additional member value while connecting with other local organizations as we deliver on our mandate to connect, inspire and educate Canadian digital health professionals,” said Casselman.

First on the agenda for the new chapter will be the development of a 2020-2021 plan for chapter activities under the direction of the volunteer Advisory Committee: Chair Kevin Jones (Strata Health Solutions), Chris Carlson (Brightsquid), Karla Avery (Alberta Health Services), and Scott Kraft (Alberta Health Services). Next steps include a kick-off webinar and e-newsletter for Alberta Chapter Members.

Digital Health Canada connects, inspires, and educates the digital health professionals creating the future of health in Canada. Our 2500+ members are a diverse community of accomplished, influential professionals working to make a difference in advancing healthcare through information and technology. Digital Health Canada fosters network growth and connection; brings together ideas from multiple segments for incubation and advocacy; supports members through professional development at the individual and organizational level; and advocates for the Canadian digital health industry.