This issue is proudly dedicated to the celebration of the 40th anniversary of COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association. You will find many of the articles chock-full of interesting historical details and fun facts. It is somewhat hard to imagine that 40 years has passed since a group of like-minded and passionate individuals decided to meet and … Continue reading Congratulations and a Job Well Done!
“I’m all for progress, it’s change that I hate.” Mark Twain Over the last number of months we have spent considerable time celebrating the past 40 years of COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association. We will continue to do so throughout the e-Health 2015 Conference and rightly so, however, we need to begin thinking of what we all … Continue reading COACH After 40: Going Where the Puck Will Be
During the recent HIMSS conference in Chicago, I had dinner with several ITAC members, including the young COO of a Canadian start-up company developing mobile applications for health care. During the course of the conversation someone asked him who his “dream” employer would be. I was expecting a response like Telus, Google or Microsoft; those companies … Continue reading Doctor Loblaws!
Six members grew to over 2,000 and 50 delegates at the inaugural COACH Conference jumped to over 1,500 at the 2015 e-Health Conference. COACH has come a long way in the past 40 years, bringing the adoption and use of computers and technology in health along with it. The founding Board of Directors, comprised of six talented, future thinkers, spearheaded the launch … Continue reading Celebrating 40 Years of COACH: A Dash Through the Decades
Is it just me or is there more and more grey hair at every industry meeting nowadays? And there is more talk about aches and pains, and of the “r” word – retirement. Perhaps it is to be expected of an industry that is in its 40s. Yes COACH is 40 this year. OMG Steve … Continue reading Where are all the leaders going, and what are we doing about it?