From the International Medical Informatics Association

2014 Canadian Health Informatics Award winners

The recipients of the 2014 Canadian Health Informatics Awards and Steven Huesing Scholarship were announced at the 9th Annual Canadian Health Informatics Awards (CHIA) Gala, held during e-Health 2014 in Vancouver BC, Canada on June 3, 2014. The full list is at

Among the many recipients were:

Clinician Leadership (honouring a clinician who has shown outstanding leadership in Canada in advancing the use of health Information Communication Technology (ICT) and informatics or telehealth in clinical practice resulting in improved provider and patient experiences and outcomes):
Dr. Lynn Nagle – Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, & Founding President, Canadian Nursing Informatics Association.

Emerging Leader in Health Informatics (recognising individuals who are in the first five years of their HI or telehealth career and have clearly demonstrated leadership and achieved early success in HI or telehealth):
Dr. Manal Kleib – Faculty Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

Innovation in the Adoption of Health Informatics (recognising a project team that has, through innovation and commitment, implemented an information technology (IT) project that has been successfully integrated or adopted into the health system at the community or regional level):
First Nations Panorama Implementation Project

Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics (recognizes an individual’s outstanding ongoing contributions as a thought leader, both nationally and internationally, to advance Canadian Health Informatics (HI) or Canadian Telehealth):
Richard Alvarez – President & CEO, Canada Health Infoway.

Steven Huesing Scholarship (reflecting the spirit, dedication and innovation that the late Steven Huesing, COACH Founding President, made to the field of health informatics):
Helen Monkman – PhD in Health Information Science candidate, University of Victoria.

COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association and ITAC Health co-host the CHIA Gala and Awards program. An impartial Adjudication Committee, comprised of leaders in the HI profession, evaluates all nominations and scholarship applications and chooses the award recipient(s).

June 6, 2014 - Posted by | Canada, conference | ,

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