Our Saskatchewan (SK) chapter, one of eight in total, is an integral part of the CHIMA community.
This chapter meets semi-annually for community meetings that all our members are welcome to attend. At these meetings, there are opportunities to network, brainstorm ideas, and volunteer for various working groups to help advance the health information profession.
Meet the facilitator
Laura Krawec, CHIM
Laura Krawec, CHIM, is a data integrity analyst based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, working with client registry software and most recently with a public-facing application for pandemic relief efforts. Before this, she worked at a personal care home and rehabilitation facility that provided opportunities to explore many facets of health information management, such as records management, privacy and release of information, statistics, registration, and bed management and utilization.
She has obtained multiple certificates in data analytics and describes herself as a curious person who enjoys learning about all aspects of the health care and digital community. Laura graduated from the health information management program at Red River College in 2008 and was successful in the national certification examination of the same year, earning a CHIM designation.
Since then, she’s enjoyed the growing community of health information professionals she’s encountered through various positions and volunteering. She volunteered with the former MBNU chapter committee for three years and is looking forward to working with CHIMA and members from Manitoba, Nunavut, and Saskatchewan as a community facilitator.
Legacy Award – Kathy Marcotte Award
The Kathy Marcotte Award recognizes an Saskatchewan chapter member annually.
Kathy Marcotte was a vital member of Saskatchewan’s HIM profession until her passing in 2011. Among many of Kathy’s achievements was her outstanding leadership in the roll-out of ICD-10-CA and CCI in Saskatoon in 2001. Kathy’s dedication to the HIM profession and pursuit of perfection made her an invaluable resource for HIM professionals in the province and country. She embodied all the qualities we look for in an outstanding member of our profession and further enriched every life she touched.
The award winner will be notified and receive a $250.00 cheque on behalf of the CHIMA plus one free registration to the next Saskatchewan chapter in-person event.
The nominator must be a professional member of CHIMA. Nominations may be submitted through the awards page on the CHIMA website.
Nominee eligibility criteria
The nominee must be a professional member of CHIMA and belong to the SK chapter; you can validate this by looking at the Registry of Professionals. The nominee must not be an active member of the Saskatchewan selection committee, the CHIMA board of directors, or the CHIMA national team. A short description of why this member deserves a reward is required.
The nominee must not have received the Kathy Marcotte award in the last five years.
Please seek the member’s approval for the nomination. Nominees may be contacted and asked to submit their resume.
Deadline for submission
Nominations open in winter for the previous year.