Many Canadians have low health literacy and may not understand the link between health information and how it informs their care choices: more than 60% of Canadians and 88% of seniors are estimated to have less than adequate health literacy skills (for example, not understanding the link between smoking and certain cancers). Canadians also lack … Continue reading Improving Health Literacy Using Technology: Can More Access and Information Improve Our Health?
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
The importance of inclusion and diversity is clearly a hot topic – the #MeToo Movement, #NoMoreManels being promoted by the Globe & Mail’s Andre Picard, and even Digital Health Canada’s Top 10 Women Leaders Award – have all helped highlight the need for more to be done to support more women in leadership positions in … Continue reading Diversity as a Performance & Innovation Strategy for Digital Health in Canada
As a COACH Board Director and an active digital health leader in my day job, taking on the additional role for COACH of leading eSafety in Canada as a volunteer was not an easy decision. Hundreds of hours were dedicated to conceptualizing, strategizing, writing guidelines, crafting presentations and cajoling others to hop on the train, … Continue reading Celebrating Canada’s adoption of eSafety – 5 years in perspective – a volunteer’s journey
Trying to lead your team, group, branch, task force, executives or board in the midst of some formidable ocean swells of health informatics delivery, development or daily operations? Feeling overwhelmed and wondering how, where and when you can lead from your present deck? Canada has a leadership challenge – and one that is not unique … Continue reading ‘Leaning In’ for COACH’s Leaders in Health Informatics – Supporting the Next Generation of Health Informatics Leaders in Canada