CHIMA Terminology Standards Community

CHIMA Terminology Standards Community

About the CHIMA Terminology Standards Community

The CHIMA Terminology Standards Community welcomes all individuals who have a vested interest in the stewardship and application of health terminology standards in Canada.

This community encourages networking amongst its participants and is based upon open-source principles to foster outcomes that matter through the meaningful use of terminology standards in Canada.

Participating in community meetings

At a minimum, a guest account is required to attend CHIMA community meetings. Upon registration, a CHIMA user ID will be required.

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Meet the facilitator

Kelly Davison, MN, MSc, G.Cert-HTS, RN, CPMHN(C), CTSS

Kelly Davison is a CNA-certified psychiatric and mental health registered nurse, certified terminology standards specialist and informatician, who has practiced in care environments along the continuum of care in two provinces. During his nursing career, Kelly has focused on caring for people with complex and comorbid mental health, physical, social, and substance-use-related issues in services along the continuum of care.

Kelly is a graduate of the University of Victoria’s double-degree (Master of Nursing and Master of Science in Health Informatics) and is currently enrolled in doctoral studies in UVIC’s School of Health Information Science. Kelly’s primary interests include the role of terminology and messaging standards as conditions for institutional bias and the impact of biased structures in creating vulnerabilities in populations of people with intersectional identities.

In addition to having the pleasure of being the community facilitator for the CHIMA Terminology Standards Community, Kelly is a senior specialist of interoperability standards with Canada Health Infoway and a co-chair of their Sex and Gender Working Group.

Community outcomes


Consolidate resources and materials about the use and adoption of health terminology standards in Canada


Review and update career matrix for terminology standards positions


Share knowledge and develop use cases with CHIMA’s audiences


Connect Canadians with international standards organizations and updates