CHIA: The independent validation of your health informatics skills

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Be acknowledged for your health informatics achievements

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

RT @merollim .@HICertification @HISA_news I hope we can use scenarios like this to show the value of #informatics education and certification for clinical health professionals to add to their skillset and trajectories. #healthinformatics skills will be crucial to the future health workforce…

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Successful CHIAs



CHIA: Contributing to career progressions and job opportunities

When finishing his Physiotherapy Degree, Dr Mark Merolli said he never thought he would have a complete career transformation and immersion into health informatics and digital health: consumer health technology, clinical informatics, research informatics, data analytics, education.

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CHIA: Credibility for what I do

“Why haven’t you done it”, says Claire Holt to her peers who haven’t become CHIAs. As the first CHIA to recertify, Claire said “by participating in the industry and the profession, it’s really easy to recertify and obtain the 60 points”. As the Director of...

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CHIA External Event CPD Endorsement

Have you developed educational events suited to the health informatics profession? Organisations are invited to apply to have their events endorsed to allow CHIAs to account for their participation in such events. Providers may choose to seek endorsement for a single...

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