Emerging Leader in Health Informatics Award

This Canadian Health Informatics Award (CHIA) was established in 2004 to foster leadership in the health informatics (HI) industry. The 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.

Nominations are closed for 2015. COACH thanks all nominees and nominators.

Nominations must specifically address all the following criteria. Nominations must be complete; incomplete nominations will not be considered
  • Supervisors and peers have recognized the nominee for demonstrating leadership and/or innovation in his/her work. Please provide examples of the type of leadership (e.g., team leadership, thought leadership, etc.) that the nominee has demonstrated and how his/her leadership or innovation has helped improve health outcomes and/or achieve health system efficiencies;
  • The nominee actively participates in promoting and developing the field of HI or telehealth. Please provide examples of how the nominee has contributed to the HI industry through activities such as, but not limited to, presenting at conferences, participating on industry association committees or volunteer boards, publishing articles, mentoring and involvement with academic organizations, etc.; and
  • The nominee has demonstrated her/his commitment to continuously improving his/her professional development. Please provide examples of professional development activities the nominee has undertaken.
This award is open to anyone in the HI community in Canada who has less than five years of HI work experience and has not held a leadership (director level and above) position in another industry.

The award will be presented at the CHIA Gala during the e-Health 2015 Conference in Toronto June 2, 2015.

2011 Winner: Alison MacDonald, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

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