This section of the site offers links to other websites related to nursing and health informatics in Canada, the USA and Internationally.
If you know of a website of interest to Canadian nurses involved in nursing or health informatics, kindly send the details for inclusion on this page. Be sure to include the title of the site, url, and a brief one paragraph overview of the scope and mandate of the site.
Canada Health Infoway
An independent not-for-profit corporation created by Canada’s First Ministers in 2001, and funded by the Government of Canada, to work with the health care community, Canadians, government, and the technology industry to improve access to health information for better care in Canada.
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN formerly CAUSN)
CASN/ACESI is the national voice for nursing education and nursing research and represents nursing programs in Canada. The objective of the CASN/ACESI is to lead nursing education and nursing scholarship in the interest of healthier Canadians.
Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)
Founded in 1958, CIPS represents more than 8,000 Information Technology (IT) Professionals in 30 cities across Canada. They invite Members and non-Members alike to use the CIPS National site as a primary resource for information and news about CIPS and IT-related issues.
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
CIHI is an independent, pan-Canadian, not-for-profit organization working to improve the health of Canadians and the health care system by providing quality, reliable and timely health information.
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)
CNA’s mission is to advance the quality of nursing in the interest of the public. The Canadian Nurses Association is a federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations representing more than 116,000 registered nurses. The CNIA is an affiliate member of the CNA.
The Canadian Organization for Advancement of Computers in Health (COACH)
COACH, founded in 1975, is a leading and growing organization with a membership in excess of 750. It is in the forefront of the Canadian healthcare information resource and technology field by working cooperatively with health institutions, professions, associations, consultants, vendors of information technology and applications, government and regulatory organizations in the pursuit of its mandate.
Canadian Telehealth Forum
We are the first Canadian non-profit health association devoted to Telehealth. We promote all aspects of telehealth -- the use of communication and information technologies to deliver health care over large and small distances. We were launched during the TExpo ’98 conference that took place October 4th to 7th, 1998, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. We have 153 founding members from academic, individual, and corporate sectors.
Manitoba Nursing Informatics Association
The Manitoba Nursing Informatics Association has a visible presence and is a recognized organization within the nursing profession in Manitoba. The MNIA provides leadership in informatics, educational opportunities and a networking forum for its members.
National Institute of Health Informatics
NIHI has a dominant focus on the problems and issues that are perceived as important by the health system and by private industry as it seeks to deliver the basis for products and services that are needed by the health system. NIHI serves as a co-ordinator and facilitator in fostering and developing initiatives in academia and industry dedicated to HI research and education.
Nova Scotia Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group
Associated with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia. Their mission is to promote the awareness of, and support for the advancement of nursing informatics education and practice in Nova Scotia.
Office of Health and the Information Highway, Health Canada
OHIH was created in the summer of 1997 as Health Canada's focal point for all matters concerning the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in the health sector. The strategic orientations for OHIH are knowledge development, partnerships and collaboration, and federal policy development.
Office of Nursing Policy (ONP)
Established by the Minister of Health in 1999 to provide evidence-based nursing perspectives on a wide range of policy issues. The creation of ONP signalled that nursing and nurses' perspectives would be influential in shaping the future of health care in Canada - because optimal nursing care means improved health care and healthier Canadians.
Ontario Nursing Informatics Group (ONIG)
The Ontario Nursing Informatics Group (ONIG) was formed in 1980 and achieved RNAO status as an affiliate group in 1991. ONIG's purpose is to provide a forum for nursing professionals to communicate and disseminate current developments in health care information systems. ONIG currently has two chapters, ONIG-NCAN and the ONIG South chapter.
European Health Telematics Observatory (EHTO )
For many years, the over-fragmented health telematics information and decision structure in Europe has been a critical obstacle to scientific community work and to adequate interaction with the related market (industries, telecoms, SMEs). EHTO is the first European Web solution, now extending world-wide, for tackling that problem. It aims to collect and to disseminate most valuable information on all relevant issues relating to health telematics, including European standards, regulatory and ethical issues. Moreover, it offers a space for displaying interactive news, and a space for on-line virtual Electronic demonstrations, available to users, industry and service providers.
Health Informatics Society Australia
HISA is a member-friendly, professional organisation, focussing on healthcare informatics with benefits for practitioners, disciplines and sectors of healthcare in any geographic region of Australia and the world. Member services are developed with the aim of value-adding knowledge for the individual member and enhancing networking opportunities between members.
International Council of Nurses, ICNP
The ICNP® is a combinatorial terminology for nursing practice that facilitates crossmapping of local terms and existing vocabularies and classifications.
International Medical Informatics Association Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics
The IMIA - NI is the Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). It is a non profit organization, originally established by IMIA in 1983 as Working Group 8 of IMIA, dedicated to serving the specific needs of nurses in the field on nursing informatics. The first meeting of IMIA WG8 was held on 25 August 1983 in Amsterdam, and the first Chair was Maureen Scholes (UK).
American Health Information Management Association
AHIMA is a professional association representing more than 40,000 specially educated health information management professionals who work throughout the US healthcare industry. Health information management professionals serve the healthcare industry and the public by managing, analyzing, and utilizing data vital for patient care -- and making it accessible to healthcare providers when it is needed most.
American Nursing Informatics Association - ANIA-CARING
ANIA-CARING is a nursing informatics organization formed in 1982 to advance the delivery of quality healthcare through the integration of informatics in practice, education, administration, and research. ANIA-CARING currently has over 3250 members in 34 countries & 50 states with 16.9% of our members certified in Nursing Informatics by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
American Medical Informatics Association
AMIA is the center of action for more than 4,000 health care professionals, informatics researchers, and thought-leaders in biomedicine, health care and science. AMIA is an unbiased, authoritative source within the informatics community and the health care industry. AMIA and its members are transforming healthcare through trusted science, education, and practice in biomedical and health informatics.
American Telemedicine Association
Resource and advocate promoting greater access to medical care for consumers and health professionals via telecommunications technology. ATA seeks to bring together diverse groups from traditional medicine, Internet online firms, academic medical centers, technology and telecommunications companies, e-health sites, medical societies, government and others in order to resolve barriers to the advancement of telemedicine through the professional, ethical and equitable improvement in health care delivery.
Association for Information Management Professionals
ARMA International is a not-for-profit association serving more than 10,000 information management professionals in the United States, Canada, and over 30 other nations. ARMA International members include records and information managers, MIS and ADP professionals, imaging specialists, archivists, hospital administrators, legal administrators, librarians, and educators.
Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Founded in 1994, is a professional organization whose purpose is to serve as the premier global organization for academics specializing in Information Systems. Their mission is to advance knowledge of how the use of information technology can lead to improved organizational performance and individual quality of work life.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS)
Is the healthcare industry's only membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems for the betterment of human health.
Informatics Nurses From Ohio (INFO)
In May, 1998, a group of nurses interested in nursing informatics formed this group to promote networking in nursing informatics in Ohio.
National Association of Health Data Organizations
NAHDO is a a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to strengthening the nation's health information system. NAHDO serves as a broker of expertise for the development and enhancement of statewide and national health information systems.