The theme of the Toronto e-Health Conference and Tradeshow aligns neatly with the conversations we’ve been having at the COACH Board level lately. I’m sure we aren’t the only health informatics professionals discussing the future of digital health, the people who will benefit, and where we fit in. As COACH members, we may have a … Continue reading The future of digital health and the people who are shaping it
COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association is committed to connecting, inspiring, and educating the digital health professionals creating the future of health in Canada. New connections spark conversations, fresh approaches to old challenges, and innovative solutions. For more than four decades, COACH has built a platform to advance digital health in Canada by creating spaces where … Continue reading Get inspired: connecting start-ups and traditional healthcare providers leads to digital health innovation
Currently in the Canadian market, there is much discussion and thought being given to the theme of innovation – a theme which is viewed through the lens of developing new technologies. This type of thinking is certainly in keeping with the premise that Canada is a nation of inventors and pioneers with tremendous capacity to … Continue reading Innovation or Innovative Solution Thinking?
Canada’s healthcare system employs about two million people, and its $228-billion budget accounts for roughly 11% of GDP. When I look at big numbers like these, I see big opportunities. So why are so many of us stuck in a negative feedback loop when it comes to discussing the future of healthcare? Why do we … Continue reading Moving from Costs to Opportunities – Healthcare as an Economic Growth Engine
“You can do anything, but not everything.” — David Allen You can’t be great at everything. This is particularly true in the world of hospital information systems (HIS) and electronic medical records (EMRs). They do an amazing job of capturing, processing and visualizing an array of core data, but will never be able to satisfy … Continue reading Will We See SMART on FHIR in Canada?