From the International Medical Informatics Association

Canadian Health Informatics Awards 2012 (from COACH and ITAC Health)

The Eighth Annual Canadian Health Informatics Award (CHIA – Gala, held at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, ON, Canada on November 7 2012 highlighted examples of the very real and important difference that information and communications technology makes in Canadian healthcare.

The CHIA Gala is co-hosted by COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association and ITAC Health. The full list of award recipients is available via the COACH website at  For more information, contact: Elaine Huesing, ITAC Health, phone (780) 489-4574, ehuesing[at] or Shannon Bott, COACH, phone (416) 494-9324/1-888-253-8554, sbott[at]

Of particular interest to IMIA members and colleagues, we highlight a few:

Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics Award – Dr. Andre Kushniruk; Professor, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria  (Andre is the new Vice Chair of IMIA’s Human Factors Engineering for Healthcare Informatics Working Group)

Steven Huesing Undergraduate Scholarship  – Alex Lee, Mohawk College – iDeaWORKS

Steven Huesing Graduate Scholarship – Samuel Stewart, Dalhousie University

November 14, 2012 Posted by | award, Canada | , , | Leave a comment