07 Dec 2022
Over the past three years, The CEIH and SA Health have supported staff from across the state to complete their Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) credentials.
‘Health Informatics’ is the science of using data and information to improve health care services and human health broadly. This certification is a formal recognition of a practitioner’s knowledge, skills and deep understanding of how data can inform clinical outcomes.
Congratulations to the more than 150 new CHIA graduates – we are so pleased with the number of people who successfully completed this challenging program!
We held a wonderful graduation and networking event at the Flinders University Victoria Square campus on 30 November. Due to COVID, it was the first time in three years we’d been able to run the event, so it was an overdue formal recognition for many.
Formal proceedings were opened by Tina Hardin (Executive Director, Clinical Informatics and Innovation, CEIH), who discussed how CEIH is investing in CHIAs as future thought leaders in the health excellence and innovation space.
Dr Angie Abdel Shafei (Director of Healthcare Management at Flinders University) welcomed CEIH and the CHIA graduates to the Flinders University Victoria Square campus and gave an overview of study opportunities in 2023.
Mark Brommeyer (Senior Lecturer in Health Care Management, Flinders University and CHIA examination board member) wrapped up formal proceedings with an inspiring speech on how, as informaticians, CHIAs can reduce the gaps between existing healthcare practices and set collective goals for improved healthcare quality.
Following these inspirational words from our speakers, the graduates were presented with their certificate and membership pin, before some exciting networking discussions with people sharing their plans on how they’ll use their new skills in practice.
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