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About CHIA

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.

The CHIA competency framework was developed by academic leaders in the health informatics field, following extensive research and comparative modelling of health and biomedical informatics competencies from across the globe. CHIA certification plays a key role in raising the profile of health informaticians, contributing to a wider recognition of the health informatics profession, and defining more clearly the body of knowledge underpinning this discipline. With healthcare and computer science professionals topping the skills shortages list in Australia, 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.

A properly skilled health informatics workforce is the foundation of safe, effective healthcare.

CHIA certification:
A quick overview

 

Becoming a CHIA:
A student’s perspective

 

*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.

About the Australasian Institute of Digital Health

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.