CHIMA and CCHL announce a partnership

CHIMA and CCHL announce a partnership

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A new partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in health information leadership

The Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) and the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) have agreed to a new partnership to expand health care leaders’ capabilities in Canada and create a community of health information leaders.

CHIMA members who become active CCHL members will receive a voucher for an upcoming CCHL conference, or a LEADS Seminar Series professional development course. CCHL members who join CHIMA will benefit from a preferred price for a CHIMA affiliate membership.

Through this agreement, CHIMA members can also work towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This strategic alliance offers individual leaders several benefits, including a discount on the application fee, support for lifelong learning in health services leadership, assistance with career advancement, peer recognition, and serves as an essential career designation.

“Digital health and information management expertise will be essential to resolving the challenges facing the health system in the post-pandemic world, especially regarding health human resources and supply chain matters,” states Alain Doucet, CEO of the Canadian College of Health Leaders. “We believe this partnership will have an impact in the intersection between health information management and leadership.”

Both CHIMA and CCHL share a common interest in ensuring that Canada’s health leaders have the skills, knowledge, and education needed to contribute to Canada’s health care system through ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. Together, they will develop a community of health information leaders, provide leadership content and other opportunities.

“We look forward to working together with CCHL to increase health data literacy among Canada’s health leaders while providing health information professionals additional access to leadership and networking resources. Canadians are coming to expect our health leaders to understand the connection between their health information and how it can improve the quality of care they receive,” states Jeff Nesbitt, CEO of CHIMA.

On October 4, 2021, CCHL’s Jaason Geerts and Stéphane Joannette will present “Leadership in health care: Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation,” during CHIMA’s HIP Week 2021 virtual event.

About the Canadian Health Information Management Association

The Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) is the national professional association for the health information profession in Canada.

CHIMA represents over 5,000 health information members from coast to coast to coast. It advocates for the health information profession, monitors industry trends, creates networking opportunities, and facilitates continuing education for our members. CHIMA also connects members with employment opportunities at organizations within health care and beyond.

For more information about CHIMA, visit

About the Canadian College of Health Leaders

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge, and networks members need to become high-impact leaders in Canadian healthcare.

Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career.

Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 4,000 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.

For more information about the College, visit:

Media enquiries

Kaitlin McNamara
Marketing and Community Manager
Canadian College of Health Information Management
Canadian Health Information Management Association
Direct: +1-343-803-3774 
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Brenda Lammi
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215
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