Launch of Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) program
CHIA (Certified Health Informatician Australasia) has been developed by the Health Informatics Society of Australia, the Health Information Management Association of Australia, and the Australasian College of Health Informatics to address the lack of formal recognition of health informatics knowledge and skills in Australia. The program has been developed with reference to global initiatives and competency standards by COACH, Canada’s health informatics association, the American Medical Informatics Association and the International Medical Informatics Association. CHIA builds on previous work done on health informatics competencies by the (now defunct) Australian Health Informatics Education Council.
Full information about this new initiative is available at http://www.healthinformaticscertification.com
Successful completion of CHIA requires the applicant to pass an online exam. Exam preparation is self-directed and you will be given all the information you need to prepare. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree plus experience working in some area of health, for example health informatics, health administration/management, clinical information systems, or e-health. Full information on eligibility, processes, requirements, etc. is at http://www.healthinformaticscertification.com/how.html Competency areas are described at http://www.healthinformaticscertification.com/competency-areas.html Many other questions are addressed through the FAQ – http://www.healthinformaticscertification.com/faq.html
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