2020 CHIA Award Winners

December 16, 2020 – Today we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Canadian Health Informatics Awards (CHIA), both Individual and Team. Click on the links below to learn more about the winning individuals and projects. Learn more about the CHIA Award categories and the adjudication team here.

Dr. Richard Lester – 2020 Clinical Innovator Award




  Kathy Steegstra – 2020 Digital Health Executive of the Year




Pooja Patel – 2020 Emerging Leader Award




Gillian Sweeney – 2020 Leadership in Digital Health Award









BC Innovation Hub: CDX/MedDialog Integration Project – 2020 Innovation in Care Delivery Award



Western Hospital ED Decanting Project2020 Patient Care Innovation Award


eOrder – 2020 Project Implementation Team of the Year Award


Gevity Consulting Inc – 2020 Corporate Citizenship Award

The gala celebrating the Canadian Health Informatics Awards (the ‘CHIA Awards’) is normally a highlight of the annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow. This year proved the exception, as pandemic restrictions and physical distancing requirements meant the cancellation of galas of every type, everywhere. More pressing concerns took centre stage, and CHIA Award sponsors Digital Health Canada and TECHNCATION (formerly ITAC Health) put the awards aside until just last month, when a team of volunteer adjudicators stepped up to review the nominations and make their selections.

The Canadian Health Informatics Awards are sponsored by Digital Health Canada and TECHNATION (formerly ITAC Health). For more information, contact Elaine Huesing (TECHNATION) or Shannon Bott (Digital Health Canada).