Associations & Institutions

Canada Health Infoway

An independent not-for-profit corporation created by Canada’s First Ministers in 2001, and funded by the Government of Canada, to work with the health care community, Canadians, government, and the technology industry to improve access to health information for better care in Canada.

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

CIHI is an independent, pan-Canadian, not-for-profit organization working to improve the health of Canadians and the health care system by providing quality, reliable and timely health information. Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI

Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA)

As the voice for Nursing Informatics in Canada, CNIA partners with jurisdictions, nursing and health informaticians and health informatics organizations across Canada to ensure that Nursing Informatics informs clinical practice, education, research, administration and policy

The Canadian Organization for Advancement of Computers in Health (COACH)

COACH, founded in 1975, is a leading and growing organization with a membership in excess of 750. It is in the forefront of the Canadian healthcare information resource and technology field by working cooperatively with health institutions, professions, associations, consultants, vendors of information technology and applications, government and regulatory organizations in the pursuit of its mandate.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS)

HIMMS is the healthcare industry’s only membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems for the betterment of human health.

National Institute of Health Informatics

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.

National Nursing Data Standards Symposium

On April 9 & 10, 2016 an Invitational Symposium was held in Toronto. Sponsored by the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Canada Health Infoway, with support from the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) and the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, the symposium’s goal was to develop an action plan for moving forward on the collection and use of nursing data standards in Canada. The symposium focused on the areas clinical practice, administration, nursing education, research and policy.

Ontario Nursing Informatics Group (ONIG)

The Ontario Nursing Informatics Group (ONIG) was formed in 1980 and achieved RNAO status as an affiliate group in 1991. ONIG’s purpose is to provide a forum for nursing professionals to communicate and disseminate current developments in health care information systems. ONIG currently has two chapters, ONIG-NCAN and the ONIG South chapter.