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ITAC names 2019-2020 slate of ITAC Health Board of Directors

Toronto (May 29, 2019) – The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) today announced the approval of the ITAC Health Board of Directors slate for the 2019 to 2020 term, during their May 29, 2019 Board meeting, which was held in Toronto, ON in conjunction with the 2019 e-Health Conference.

2019-2020 ITAC Health Board of Directors

Chair – Susanne Flett, Healthtech Consultant
Vice Chair – David Thomas, TELUS Health
Past Chair – Gary Folker, Orion Health

Directors
The ITAC Health Board extends their thanks outgoing Board Director Laure Tessier-Delevuk of GE Healthcare for her generous contribution of time and outstanding commitment that she has provided to ITAC Health over her tenure as a director on the board.

Al Amiri, Cisco Systems Canada
Charles Aram, Deloitte
Aaron Berk, KPMG
Michael Checkley, QHR Technologies
Ron Dunn, RelayHealth McKesson
Ian Fish, IBM Canada
Catherine Hunter, PwC Health Industries
Paula Hucko, Goldcare
Peter Jones, Microsoft Canada
Glenn Lanteigne, ..

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Addressing the growing gap between cybersecurity skills and talent supply/demand

New partnership between national tech association and CyberNB to create cybersecurity framework for Canada Mississauga, ON (May 29, 2019) – To address the skills shortage in cybersecurity in Canada, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and CyberNB have formed a partnership that will see the creation of a cybersecurity skills framework that will focus on accelerated learning and skills development, national occupational standards, and certification and program accreditation. Workforce development tools that will help provide information to both Canadian employers and students looking for cyber professionals and training will also be created.
The partnership was formed following the award of a three-year, $2 million Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) Sectoral Initiatives Program Grant to ITAC.
Currently, Canada relies on national occupational codes that are very narrow for the Canadian information, communication and technology (ICT) industry, and does no..

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2019 CHIA Award Winners Announced

May 28, 2019 – Toronto – The annual gala celebrating the Canadian Health Informatics Awards (the ‘CHIA Awards’) took place last night in Toronto. More than 400 Canadian health and technology professionals gathered Tuesday, May 27 at the Beanfield Centre for the CHIA Awards Gala honouring the digital health leaders and visionaries who are reimagining healthcare delivery in Canada today.
The CHIA Awards Gala is a highlight of the annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow program; e-Health is Canada’s only national digital health event, taking place May 26-29, 2019 at Toronto’s Beanfield Centre. The CHIA Awards are sponsored by Digital Health Canada and ITAC Health.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
The Canadian Health Informatics Awards (CHIA) pay tribute to excellence, leadership, and innovation in health informatics and digital health. An impartial adjudication committee of health leaders evaluate CHIA nominations and choose the recipient(s) for all awards. In the event that all submissions in a ..

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Canadian Health Informatics Awards 2019 Project Team Finalists Announced

Digital Health Canada and ITAC Health are pleased to announce the finalists for the Canadian Health Informatics Awards (the ‘CHIA Awards’) 2019 Project Team Awards.
The CHIA Awards will be presented at the 14th Annual CHIA Awards Gala in Toronto on May 27, 2019, as part of the annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow. Join us as we honour excellence, leadership and innovation in the Canadian Health Informatics Industry.
In addition to recognizing the stellar project teams and their accomplishments in Digital Health across Canada, CHIA Awards honour the outstanding commitment and contributions of individuals and companies. These outstanding leaders will be recognized through the 2019 CHIA Awards for Digital Health Executive of the Year, Corporate Citizenship, Leadership in Digital Health, Clinical Innovator, Community Care Leaders, Emerging Leader and the Steven Huesing Scholarship. In addition, the 3rd annual Kathryn J. Hannah Nursing Informatics Scholarship will be recognized and aw..

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Canadian Health Informatics Awards 2019 Project Team Finalists Announced

Digital Health Canada and ITAC Health are pleased to announce the finalists for the Canadian Health Informatics Awards (the ‘CHIA Awards’) 2019 Project Team Awards.
The CHIA Awards will be presented at the 14th Annual CHIA Awards Gala in Toronto on May 27, 2019, as part of the annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow. Join us as we honour excellence, leadership and innovation in the Canadian Health Informatics Industry.
In addition to recognizing the stellar project teams and their accomplishments in Digital Health across Canada, CHIA Awards honour the outstanding commitment and contributions of individuals and companies. These outstanding leaders will be recognized through the 2019 CHIA Awards for Digital Health Executive of the Year, Corporate Citizenship, Leadership in Digital Health, Clinical Innovator, Community Care Leaders, Emerging Leader and the Steven Huesing Scholarship. In addition, the 3rd annual Kathryn J. Hannah Nursing Informatics Scholarship will be recognized and aw..

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