Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) credentials are designed to keep pace with the continually evolving delivery of healthcare in the digital era.

Health practitioners enrolling to be certified from this month can draw on newly updated and published resources and will be tested with a revised examination reflecting advances in digital health.

The CHIA examination was updated to align to the 2nd edition of the Australian Health Informatics Competency Framework (AHICF), comprising 53 health informatics competencies across six domains of expertise.

The newly updated framework was published by the Australasian Institute of Digital Health in April and is the only national competency framework to support organisations and professionals in their digital health skills and career development.

Many candidates preparing for the CHIA exam choose to further their study with A Practitioner’s Guide to Health Informatics in Australia, which provides an understanding of the 53 competencies in the AHICF.

The independently authored 3rd edition of the 600-page Practitioner’s Guide is independently authored and can also be used by anyone who is new to health informatics or by health informaticians wishing to maintain the currency of their knowledge regardless of certification.

The 3rd edition has been comprehensively reviewed and updated to reflect the changes in the AHICF, the organisation of Australia’s health system, and the governance of digital health.

To start your certification process, find out about the entry criteria and next steps.