CHIA: An external validation of your health informatics skills

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Doug is the A/Director of Nursing working under the office of the Chief Nurse at Queensland Health, Brisbane. To find out more about Doug, visit his LinkedIn profile.

Prepare yourself for a great career in health informatics

CHIA is a unique credentialing program for health informatics. The CHIA credential demonstrates that candidates meet the Health Informatics core competencies to perform effectively as a health informatics professional in a broad range of practice settings.

The CHIA qualification has been designed to address the lack of formal recognition for health informatics skills in the Australian health workforce.

This program has been developed by HISA, ACHI and HIMAA and includes leaders in health informatics across the health & IT sector and academia.

Benchmark your skills and competencies in today’s
rapidly evolving digital health workplace

Register at a time that suits you, review the study guide,
take the online exam, gain national certification as a health
informatician and earn the right to use the CHIA credentials

Add value to your personal career development
and your health workplace

Lead by example:
Be a change agent in the transformation of healthcare

A skilled health informatics workforce is vital

Find out how, when and why to register

Learning materials are provided

I'm ready to be certified!

“Not having a clinical background myself, I had always been hesitant to describe myself as a health informatician. CHIA has shown me that there is a broader, more encompassing definition of the role, and that everybody involved in the field has a contribution to make. I’ve spent the last 6 years working in health IT and the program has helped me consolidate and contextualise that experience which I think will be beneficial to my ongoing work”

David O’Driscoll

“For me, becoming a CHIA reinforces my commitment to the field of health informatics. While I am, first and foremost, a pharmacist, I believe that the CHIA program has helped me to acquire knowledge in an important field of healthcare that I can then bring back to advance the pharmacy profession, and ultimately improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.”

Dr Kenneth Lee

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