Welcome to the National Institutes of Health Informatics
NIHI is a Canada-wide institute bringing together experts in Health Informatics (HI).
NIHI has a dominant focus on the problems and issues that are perceived as important by the health system and by private industry as it seeks to deliver the basis for products and services that are needed by the health system.
NIHI serves as a co-ordinator and facilitator in fostering and developing initiatives in academia and industry dedicated to HI research and education.
NIHI offers professional education programs and other outreach initiatives that complements existing programs.
April 2, 16 & 30, May 21, June 5, 2013
H4IT: Health for IT Professionals
Registration Open for Segment 1:
Introduction: How the Canadian healthcare system is organized, how clinicians provide care and how these worlds are interrelated.
April - June 2013
Practical Health Informatics
5 New Online Sessions
- May 16, 2013: Practical Software Engineering: 10 Crucial 'Must Do's' for the Responsible
- June 6, 2013: Practical Development: The Major Secrets of Agile Approaches
- June 20, 2013: Practical Systems Audits: How to Assess an IT Environment
ePrivacy Online Sessions
May 14, 2013
June 4, 11, 18, 2013
ePrivacy Essentials: 3 Part Series
May 13-15, 2013
17th IFHIMA Congress: Health Information Management: Making a World of Difference
May 16, 2013
May 24, 2013
9th Annual Medical Imaging Informatics & Teleradiology Conference
May 26-29, 2013
September 24-25, 2013
National Forum on Patient Experience
November 15, 2012
Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics Awarded to Prof. Andre Kushniruk
COACH awarded this prestigious award to Prof. Kushniruk at the 2012 CHIA Gala held on November 7, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario.
November 15, 2012
Steven Huesing Undergraduate Scholarship Awarded to Alex Lee
COACH awarded the scholarship to Alex Lee at the 2012 CHIA Gala held on November 9, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario.
June 14, 2012
Congratulations to the Best Student Poster & Paper Prize Winners at the Advances in Health Informatics Conference (April 25-27, 2012, Toronto)!
AHIC 2012 Best Student Posters
1st Place - Pavel Roshanov, McMaster University - Determinants of Success in Computerized Clinical Decision Support: Results from Meta-Regression of 162 Randomized Comparisons (will be available shortly)
2nd Place- Michael Hayes, Western University - Sports Injury Mobile Application
3rd Place - Sahar Alsharif, Dalhousie University - Evaluation of Medication Order Turn-Around Time Following Implementation of Digital Fax Technology for Prescriber Order Transmission To Pharmacy in a Tertiary Care Hospital
AHIC 2012 Best Student Papers - 3-Way 1st Place Tie
Nima Hashemian, Dalhousie University - Modeling Clinical Pathways as Business Process Models using Business Process Modeling Notation
Andrea Steadman, University of Ontario Institute of Technology - Using PaJMa to Enable Comparative Assessment of Health Care Processes within Canadian Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Serene Wong, York University - Characterizing Healthy and Disease States by Systematically Comparing Differential Correlation Networks in Lung
November 22, 2011
Privacy Expert Dr. Ann Cavoukian Keynote Speaker at eHealth Privacy & Security Workshop
Information and Privacy Commissioner for Ontario, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, joins Brendan Seaton, President, ITAC Health, and Shelley Lipon, Canada Health Infoway Certification Lead, as the keynote lecturer at the Industrial Strength eHealth Privacy and Security Workshop on February 1-2, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario.
In collaboration with ITAC Health.
November 11, 2011
Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics Awarded to Prof. Dominic Covvey
COACH awarded this prestigious award to Prof. Covvey at the 2011 CHIA Gala held on November 8, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario.
November 11, 2011
Steven Huesing Undergraduate Scholarship Awarded to Thivaher Paramsothy
COACH awarded the scholarship to T. Paramsothy at the 2011 CHIA Gala held on November 8, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario.
June 1, 2011
NIHI-NSF Student Poster Competition - Deadline for Submissions
"A Health Informatics Knowledge Translation (HI-KT) Opportunity"
March 22, 2011
CHIE 2011 - A Success!
Careers in Health Informatics and eHealth 2011 was a huge success attended by over 120 students and 22 participating companies, organizations and hospitals. A special "thank you" to all who participated and attended. Congratulations to the CHIE 2011 Student Organization Team who made this event a success!
March 2, 2011
NIHI News - Vol. 1 No. 1 now available. Click Here to View
February 16, 2011
NIHI announces the 2010 Roger A. Côté Medal of Excellence in Health Informatics Award to Dr. R. Brian Haynes, McMaster University.
November 15, 2012 - 2012 COACH Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics Awarded to Prof. Andre Kushniruk: Press release.
November 15, 2012 - 2012 COACH Steven Huesing Undergraduate Scholarship Awarded to Alex Lee: Press release.
November 11, 2011 - 2011 COACH Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics Awarded to Prof. Dominic Covvey: Press release.
November 11, 2011 - 2011 COACH Steven Huesing Undergraduate Scholarship Awarded to Thivaher Paramsothy: Press release.
February 16, 2011 - NIHI Announces 2010 Recipient of the Roger A. Côté Medal of Excellence in Health Informatics to Dr. R. Brian Haynes: Press release.
March 23, 2010 - Cisco Systems Enable First Virtual Health Informatics Conference: Press release.
June 2, 2009 - National Student Forum (NSF) for Health Informatics:
Press release and more information.
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of the National Student Forum (NSF)
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Find an Expert
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Applied Health Informatics
Learning and Assessment Site
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Canadian Health Informatics and Health Information Management Programs
See the latest survey!
2010-2011 Edition (PDF)
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Toronto - April 25-27, 2012
Video archive of plenary and key paper presentations available. See:
AHIC 2010 - Archive Still Available!