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Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA)

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.

This site will provide you with everything you need to know about the program and what you can expect to gain from achieving this qualification.

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What people are saying

Why I became a CHIA


Dr Kenneth Lee

Pharmacist, Researcher
“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.”

David O’Driscoll

Manager Business & Tooling Capability Strategy, Architecture & Informatics Group
“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”

Thushara Weerakody

Managing Director, Lateral Solutions
“one of the reasons we like HISA is the role it plays bridging the health business and IT. So when I saw an opportunity through CHIA to become e-health certified, demonstrating I can speak both languages, I took it”