Video: About the CHIA Certification

/ health informatics, digital health

One of the challenges with digital health was the lack of opportunies to be assessed for compentancy in the subject. That was until the Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) program was established.

The program is managed by the Australasian Institute of Digital Health. I've been a CHIA since mid-2015, and most of that time has been spent as part of the CHIA Examination Committee (EC). The 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. I count myself lucky to be able to work with such an esteemed group of individuals.

Queensland Health is one of the jurisdictional partners running the CHIA program for their staff. Recently I was asked to participate in a video that described the program. I appreciate the effort the team made to produce this video. I hope it helps you if you are considering undertaking the CHIA certification.

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