Capability building

Clin­i­cal Infor­mat­ics is look­ing at a range of capa­bil­i­ty build­ing enablers. One of these is through spon­sor­ship and sup­port of SA Health staff to under­take the Cer­ti­fied Health Infor­mati­cian Aus­trala­sia certificate.

Cer­ti­fied Health Infor­mati­cian Aus­trala­sia Pro­gram (CHIA)

CHIA is a pro­fes­sion­al cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram in health infor­mat­ics, and a col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Aus­tralasian Insti­tute of Dig­i­tal Health and HIMAA.

The pro­gram is aimed at work­ers across health infor­mat­ics and infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy roles, and once cer­ti­fied, par­tic­i­pants can demon­strate exper­tise in health infor­mat­ics princi­ples, con­cepts, meth­ods and skills, with the abil­i­ty to apply these in the workplace.

What is the cur­rent state of sponsorship?

Appli­ca­tions are cur­rent­ly closed. 

We offered 100 CHIA cer­ti­fi­ca­tions in 2020 to eli­gi­ble par­tic­i­pants to up-skill the South Aus­tralian health work­force in clin­i­cal infor­mat­ics. Due to over­whelm­ing demand we’re plan­ning to run a sec­ond round of the program.

Want to know more?

If you’d like to know more about CHIA and how you can get involved, email CEIHCHIACertification@​sa.​gov.​au or vis­it the CHIA website.