Join Health members, stakeholders, potential clients, etc. at these upcoming events…

Winning a Canadian Health Informatics Award (CHIA) is proof of excellence, leadership, and innovation

CHIAs are sponsored by Digital Health Canada and TECHNATION and are presented at the annual CHIA Awards Gala at e-Health. The 2020 CHIA Awards Gala will take place on Monday, June 1 at the  e-Health 2020 Conference and Tradeshow in Vancouver from May 31-June 3, 2020.

Important dates

  • Nominations Open: January 29, 2020
  • Nominations Close: February 28, 2020
  • Notifications: April 20, 2020
  • CHIA Awards Gala: June 1, 2020

Click here to access Nomination Forms

View  the 2019 winners  – here 

Join us at HIMSS20
HIMSS20 is the can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year. Join nearly 45,000 changemakers from 90+ countries for the education, innovation and collaboration you need to reimagine health and wellness for everyone, everywhere. Experience 300+ education sessions, innovative products and services from 1,300+ exhibiting companies, hundreds of specialty education programs and endless networking opportunities with global colleagues.


Be part of it all and be the change. HIMSS20 takes place Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13, 2020 in Orlando.


TECHNATION Members can register at the HIMSS member discount, contact Elaine Huesing at directly for more information. Register now at  Make sure to join TECHNATION’s members at the Canadian Reception at HIMSS this year on March 10, 2020 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM , please see webpage for more details, to register and to sponsor – Canadian Reception at HIMSS20

e-Health Conference 2020: May 31-June 3, 2020, Vancouver BC

For 20 years, the annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow has created unique and valuable learning and networking opportunities for organizations and people working to make a difference in Canadian health through information and technology.

e-Health 2020’s innovative barrier-free open plan will take over the main level of the Parq Vancouver in downtown Vancouver for three packed days. We look forward to seeing you there! Learn more


Health has joined the ACCESS 2022 movement
ITAC Health, the health division of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)  is proud to announce that we’ve joined the ACCESS 2022 movement.

ACCESS 2022 is a social movement to create a new day for health care in Canada, one where Canadians have access to their health information and digitally-enabled tools and services to better manage their care. ITAC Health is pleased to join other organizations, industry, health care providers and Canadians to transform care.

As new technologies have emerged that have transformed the way we live and work, our health system hasn’t always kept up. We believe that, together, we can create a 21st century, patient-centric health system.

Learn more about ACCESS 2022 and join the movement.

About ITAC Health…The voice of Canada’s ICT industry to the healthcare sector.

Representing Canadian ICT companies that are actively involved in the health sector, ITAC Health promotes the role its members can play in establishing the Canadian healthcare industry as a global leader. ITAC Health serves its members as a collective voice to healthcare professionals, government representatives, researchers, and healthcare consumers, and as a conduit for those stake-holders to leverage the members’ ability to facilitate the Canadian healthcare system as a “model of excellence” for healthcare systems around the world. Through collaboration, ITAC Health and its members work with healthcare stakeholders to improve the health of Canadians and the efficiency of the Canadian healthcare system through the implementation of information and communications technologies.

ITAC Health membership provides a unique opportunity for ongoing industry “intelligence” for any small to medium size enterprise, major Canadian company or multi–national firm that provides products and services to the Canadian Healthcare ICT Sector.

ITAC Health Vision
To improve the health and wellness of Canadians, and support an effective and sustainable healthcare system through the use of innovative digital technologies. To provide value to our members through the advocacy of a Canadian digital health economy.

ITAC Health Mission
As the trusted and authoritative voice of the Health Technology Industry, ITAC Health’s mission is to promote and enhance the significant contribution that digital technology can make to Canada’s economic prosperity, and to the health and wellness of Canadians.

ITAC Health will strive to influence policy and advocate for the adoption of innovative technologies that:

  • Align with international trends to maximize economic development and export opportunities for our members,
  • Have a direct benefit to patients, providers and the health system,
  • Create an ROI, improve patient outcomes and convenience for consumers.

ITAC Health Governance and Committees

ITAC Health Official Journal

Healthcare Information & Communications Canada, HIM&CC, is the official journal of ITAC Health  – current and past articles can be found on their website at –  .

The journal publishes articles written by ITAC Health members and stakeholders from across Canada that discuss and address current trends and issues in Canada’s Health IT sector.  ITAC Health members are provided significant advertising discounts because of the ITAC health relationship with HIM&CC.  The journal also serves as the official journal of Digital Health Canada.  For more information please contact Elaine Huesing –


ITAC Health is proud Industry Supporter of…




Links to ITAC Health’s current and past projects and programs

2019 Canadian Health Informatics Awards May 27,2019
The 2019 CHIA Gala was held at the e-Health Conference at the Beanfield Center in Toronto on May 27, 2019, hosted by Digital Health Canada and ITAC Health

2019 CHIA Winners  Announced 
2019 CHIA Project Team Finalists Announced
Nominations coming soon for 2020.

ITAC Health White Paper: Accelerating the Adoption of Digital Health Technologies in Canada – October 2018

ITAC Health Webinar – Intro to Health Standards Organization – Recorded Presentation from October 13, 2017 Webinar
bringing the best evidence, best experts and best practices to the table in 1) the establishment of a standing Technology-Enabled Health Technical Committee and 2) the development of a Telehealth standards. This Technical Committee and the standards they develop will focus on the importance of technology in the delivery of health services around the world through facilitating communication, information transfer and education. HSO is seeking support from organizations like yours to help us improve health services around the world through technology.

MOHLTC HIS Renewal StrategyJuly 28, 2017

ITAC Health Interoperability and Standards Committee (ISC) Position on Canadian Healthcare Interoperability Standards – November 14, 2016

ITAC Health MPD Procurement Task Force published Value AlgorithmMay 2012

infomatics studyHI and HIM HR Outlook 2014 – 2019 –  A new report examining hiring requirements for HI and HI professionals; also identifies areas facing risk of skills shortages 2014-2019.  Study supported by ITAC Health, COACH, CHIMA, CHI, CIHI, and ICTC.

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“Health Informatics is being increasingly selected by Nursing professionals as a field of study and as a career option. This is important. This scholarship is a major step forward in signalling to all nurses, and indeed the entire healthcare system, that nurses are about to increasingly step up to leadership roles within HI.” Roger Girard, HealthOptions, Inc.


ITAC Health is pleased to be an ongoing supporter of the Dr. Kathryn J. Hannah Nursing Informatics Scholarship –  for more information the scholarship please see their website –


C-HOBIC/Dr. Lynn Nagle

ITAC Health Submission to Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation – Advancing Health and Prosperity