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Health informatics is fundamental to the delivery of healthcare
The Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) program is managed by the Australasian Institute of Digital Health and was developed to address the lack of formal recognition of health informatics knowledge and skills in Australia.
It builds on the CHIA credential originally developed in 2013 in a collaboration between the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA), the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI)* and the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) to formally recognise the breadth of specialised knowledge in this healthcare workforce.
A Student’s Perspective
Note: videos refer to the initial competency framework not the update released in April 2022, more information about the Australian Health Informatics Competency Framework can be found on this page.
The Australian Health Informatics Competency Framework was developed by academic leaders in health informatics, following extensive research and comparative modelling of competencies from across the globe. CHIA certification helps raise the profile of health informaticians, contributes to wider recognition of the profession, and clearly defines the knowledge underpinning this discipline. CHIA is an exclusive and unique industry professional certification that will help you stand out from the crowd and be recognised for your skills and experience in digital health, it is not a training program.
ABOUT THE EXAMINATION
Day study period
Multiple choice questions
The CHIA examination tests whether you have the knowledge identified in Australian Health Informatics Competency Framework to perform as a health informatics professional. CHIA is a professional certification program, it is not a training program.
Leadership and governance
The CHIA program is supported by committees to maintain governance, content and support participants.
Eligibility, study, preparation, examination, fees, recertification – our comprehensive FAQ section covers it all! If you still have questions, just get in touch any time!
The Australasian Institute of Digital Health is the peak body for digital health representing a united and influential single voice for health informatics and digital health leaders and practitioners.
The vision of the Institute is healthier lives, digitally enabled. When you join as a Member or Fellow you are joining the movement to make individuals healthier and make a real difference to healthcare in the digital world.
A properly skilled health informatics workforce is the foundation of safe, effective healthcare
*The Australasian Institute of Digital Health was launched in February 2020 following a vote by Members and Fellows to merge the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI), Australia’s leading organisations in health informatics and digital health.