CHIA Awards: Saluting HI Excellence – Nominations Deadline – April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7 - 2017
5 PM EST
Deadline for Nominations

The Canadian Health Informatics Awards (CHIA) pay tribute to excellence, leadership and innovation in health informatics (HI).

An impartial Adjudication Committee, comprised of leaders in the HI profession, evaluates CHIA nominations/applications and chooses the recipient(s) for all awards and the Steven Huesing Scholarship. In the event that all submissions in a particular category are deemed to not have met the criteria, the Adjudication Committee may choose not to give out the award. All information provided to COACH/ITAC Health is treated as confidential. Nominators and selected award recipients are notified in advance of the proposed awards presentation at the CHIA Gala at the e-Health Conference so they can make travel plans.

You can nominate a person, project, program or service provider for one of the CHIA Awards listed here. Download a nomination form from one of the sections below and email your recommendation to the CHIA office by 5 p.m. EST Friday, April 7, 2017. Awards will be presented at the CHIA Gala at the e-Health 2017 Conference and Tradeshow on June 5, 2017. The awards program is presented by COACH and ITAC Health.

Award categories:
Clinician Leadership Award
This award honours a practicing clinician leader at local, regional and/or national levels in Canada who has shown outstanding leadership 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.
2016 Award Winner: Dr. Kendall Ho, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia.
Download the nomination form for the Clinician Leadership Award

Corporate Citizenship Award
This award provides client organizations and business partners the opportunity to nominate private sector companies who they feel have demonstrated a very high level of commitment to HI in the past 12 months. In particular, the nominee’s support for COACH, ITAC Health and HIM&CC, the official Journal of both associations, will be heavily weighted, although other contributions will also be considered. 2016 Award Winner: Gevity Consulting Inc.
Download the nomination form for the Corporate Citizenship Award

Emerging Leader in Health Informatics Award
This award recognizes 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.
2016 Award Winner: Lauren Bell, Team Lead, eHealth Strategy and Investment Branch, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Download the nomination form for the Emerging Leader in Health Informatics Award

Canadian Telehealth Award
This award recognizes a program, project or service provider for significant contribution to telehealth in Canada.2016 Award Winner: British Columbia First Nations Telehealth Expansion Project
Download the nomination form for the Excellence in Canadian Telehealth

Innovation in the Adoption of Health Informatics Award
This award recognizes 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. Any new and innovative project in the Health Informatics (HI) or Telehealth community in Canada is eligible for this award.
2016 Award Winner: 2016 Award Winner: Jodi Glassford, Director, Closed Loop Referral Management, Access Improvement, Alberta Health Services Project. eReferral Vendor: Orion Health
Download the nomination form for the Innovation in the Adoption of Health Informatics Award

Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics Award
This award recognizes an individual’s outstanding ongoing contributions as a thought leader, both nationally and internationally, to advance Canadian health informatics (HI) or Canadian telehealth.
2016 Award Winner: 2016 Award Winner: Syed Sibte Raza Abidi, PhD, Director of Health Informatics & Professor of Computer Science and Medicine, Dalhousie University
Download the nomination form for the Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics Award

Project Team: Implementation Award
This Canadian Health Informatics Award (CHIA) recognizes a for-profit healthcare ICT Company and client team that has successfully implemented a health IT solution at a healthcare organization. This award honours the private and public sector team effort. The successful project team will demonstrate the achievement of stated objectives and provide a success story from which other organizations can learn. The award receipt will have fully implemented a health IT solution within the past 12 months.
2016 Award Winners: Good Samaritan Society – Corporate Office (Edmonton), MEDITECH and Healthtech Consultants Financial System Implementation Project
Download the nomination form for the Project Team: Implementation Award

Project Team: Innovation and Care Delivery Award
This award recognizes a for-profit healthcare ICT company and client team (private and public sector) that has successfully implemented a new, innovative health-IT solution at a healthcare organization. The successful project team will demonstrate the achievement of stated objectives and provide a success story from which other organizations can learn. The award receipt will have fully implemented a health-IT solution within the past 12 months.
2016 Award Winner: First Nations Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Health, Canadian Institute for Health Information, First Nations Alberta Technical Services Advisory Group, interRAI and Momentum Healthware Care Planning Tools Changing Practice Among Alberta First Nations Communities Project
Download the nomination form for the Project Team: Innovation and Care Delivery

ProjectTeam: Patient Care Innovation Award
This award recognizes a for-profit healthcare ICT company and client team (private and public sector) that has successfully implemented a health-IT solution that has positively impacted patient care in innovative ways. The successful project team will demonstrate the achievement of stated objectives and provide a success story from which other organizations can learn. The award receipt will have fully implemented a health-IT solution within the past 12 months
Download the nomination form for the Project Team: Patient Care Innovation Award

Steven Huesing Scholarship
The Steven Huesing Scholarship was established in 1999 in recognition of the contribution that the late Steven Huesing, COACH Founding President, made to the association. The scholarship was developed to reflect the spirit, dedication and innovation that the Founding President brought to the field of health informatics (HI).
2016 Award Winner: Gurprit Randhawa, PhD Candidate in Health Informatics, University of Victoria
Download the nomination form for the Steven Huesing Scholarship

You can nominate a person, project, program or service provider for one of the CHIA Awards listed here. Review the award nomination requirements and download the appropriate nomination form. Complete and email your recommendation to the CHIA office by 5 p.m. EST Friday, April 7, 2017.

 

 


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