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News Items From Canada: CHIEF and CNIA Journal

Two news items from Canada about various aspects of health informatics.

COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association ( has announced the appointment of Linda Miller as the new Executive Director of CHIEF: Canada’s Health Informatics Executive Forum (, with effect from April 1, 2011.

Linda was the 2008-10 President and Board Chair of COACH, and has been closely involved with CHIEF since its inception. She has also been a former Alberta Health and Wellness Deputy Minister, CIO and Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of Information Strategic Services.

The full news release is on the COACH website at


Volume 6 Number 1 (Winter 2011) of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics (CJNI – is now available online and for free.

Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics (CJNI) is an on-line publication available to anyone interested in the evolving field of Canadian nursing informatics. It has a 22 member Editorial Board and aims to develop into a dynamic vehicle to express the voice for Nursing Informatics that is championed by CNIA, the CNA and lived by many nurses both in Canada, and around the globe.

Among the articles in this issue are:

  • EDITORIAL: Theory applied to informatics – Lewin’s Change Theory by June Kaminski, RN, MSN, PhD(c), Editor in Chief
  • Technology in Education Column: How are you using Social Networking Tools? by Dr. Sandra Bassendowski

Previous issues are also available.

CNIA (Canadian Nursing Informatics Association) has a website at and are on Twitter (@CNIAssoc)

March 24, 2011 - Posted by | Canada, journals, nursing | , , , , , ,

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