All posts by Don Newsham

Don Newsham, BSc, BAdmin, CPHIMS-CA, Associate Editor, is the outgoing CEO of COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association in Toronto, Ontario & Head of Delegation, ISO/TC215.

Canadian Team brings home the gold! Health Informatics Standards – Recognized, Contributing, Valued

Standards in health-related data and information are foundational to supporting and enabling all aspects of the health system. Right? Agreed? Maybe? Knowing, understanding and having confidence in our health informatics standards, while not easy, is an essential part of all digital health care, nationally and globally. As Canadians, we fundamentally believe in a publicly accessible … Continue reading Canadian Team brings home the gold! Health Informatics Standards – Recognized, Contributing, Valued

COACH CEO Talks about Healthcare Virtualization with PwC’s Will Falk

Don Newsham sat down with Will Falk, Managing Partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Healthcare portfolio, to discuss PwC’s recently published report entitled “Making Care Mobile: Shifting perspectives on the virtualization of health care.“  The report (available at www.pwc.com/ca/virtualcare) explores Canadians’ attitudes towards pertinent issues in the healthcare industry, and provides analysis of what citizens expect decision … Continue reading COACH CEO Talks about Healthcare Virtualization with PwC’s Will Falk

Adopting Participatory, Personalized Patient Care

We are well past the pioneering stage and are, or should be, broadly embracing the participation and personalization for patients in our digital health world. And, in my love of alliteration, I oh so wanted to add more “p” words. Actively embracing also partnered, predictive, preventative, precision digital healthcare. With the eHealth drive and impetus … Continue reading Adopting Participatory, Personalized Patient Care

Celebrating 40 Years of COACH: A Dash Through the Decades

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

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