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Leadership & Governance

CHIA Program Governance Model

The CHIA program is supported by committees to maintain governance, content and support participants. This model is structured as per below:

Examination Committee

The Examination Committee (EC) is responsible for the overall content, deliverables, defensibility, integrity, quality and credibility of the CHIA examination and its associated product lines. The composition of the EC is based on required expertise rather than representation. The EC is responsible for designing the overall examination structure and content, identifying the best and most definitive reference sources, ensuring the rigour and validation of CHIA assessment processes and outcomes, and approving examination materials.

The membership of the EC includes reputable experts from a broad spectrum of the health informatics sector organisations so that there is an agreed overall accountability for the CHIA across the Australian health informatics sector.

The EC also:

  • Agrees on the CHIA Competencies Framework for the purpose of structuring the overall examination process;
  • Participates with the CHIA Partners body to establish the standards for the examination, including approval of the pass mark for the examination;
  • Advises on key policy issues in connection with the examination process;
  • Resolves issues/problems and contributes to the development of examination materials;
  • Review question outcomes to identify potential areas for improvement;
  • Expedite candidate appeals and complaints;
  • Reports to the CHIA Partners governing body.

Committee Members

Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay

Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay

Committee Chair

A/Prof Kerryn Butler-Henderson

A/Prof Kerryn Butler-Henderson

Co-Vice Chair

David O’Driscoll

David O’Driscoll

Co-Vice Chair

Mark Brommeyer

Mark Brommeyer

Nigel Chartres

Nigel Chartres

Susan Donnelly

Susan Donnelly

Robin Mann

Robin Mann

Kerrie Matthews

Kerrie Matthews

Tanija Tarabay

Tanija Tarabay

Examination Development Advisory Committee

The Examination Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) comprises professionals who work collaboratively with nominated stakeholders to develop and deliver specified examination deliverables as requested by the Examination Committee (EC). They support the EC with the building of the CHIA examination bank and its maintenance. They ensure the integrity of the CHIA examination bank.

Individuals who are interested in writing questions for the CHIA Examination can apply to become a member of the EDAC here.

  • You do not need to complete your CHIA Examination to write questions in your chosen area of expertise.
  • There are three ways in which you can participate in this group and earn CHIA CPD points:
    1. You can volunteer to be a standing member of the EDAC for a minimum of 1 year
    2. You can volunteer to assist with review and creation of content in a specific domain, competency or topic area
    3. You can choose to write new CHIA Examination questions to earn CHIA CPD points towards your recertification

Become an EDAC Member

Interested in writing questions for the CHIA Examination?
You can apply to become a member of the EDAC.

Committee Members

Members coming soon.