All posts by Leon Salvail

Leon Salvail, President & CEO, Gevity Consulting Inc., has been at the helm of COACH as the President and Board of Directors Chair since late June. In this interview, Leon shares his vision for COACH and insight into the health informatics (HI) profession and digital health with CEO Mark Casselman. Leon, a COACH Board member since 2014, brings extensive industry background to the President’s role.

An Era of Innovation and Growth for Digital Health Canada

Just like regular check-ups help us keep tabs on our health, periodically taking stock of where we stand and where we are going, both as an association and as an industry, contributes to healthy growth and good planning. This quarter – marking the end of my two-year term as President of the Digital Health Canada … Continue reading An Era of Innovation and Growth for Digital Health Canada

The power of collaboration in the Canadian digital health space

Showcasing the importance of connections was one of the driving forces behind the recent rebrand of COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association to Digital Health Canada. As the pace of change accelerates and our industry grows and diversifies in response, the borders between professions, organizations, technology, and geography are shifting. Connections — public and private, cross-sector, … Continue reading The power of collaboration in the Canadian digital health space

A Vibrant Community Requires Change and Growth

2016-2017 has been an especially interesting year with the COACH Board and Executive team focusing on two main ideas: change and growth. Our industry is rapidly shifting as new players enter the digital health space and technology advancements share the spotlight with quality of care and improved patient engagement. I would like to thank the … Continue reading A Vibrant Community Requires Change and Growth

The future of digital health and the people who are shaping it

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

Keeping pace in an evolving industry

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Stephen Hawking COACH was formed in 1975 by a visionary group of health professionals and healthcare industry vendors. They recognized that significant sharing of ideas, exchange of emerging best practices, and collaborative work effort are necessary to enable Canadian health institutions to effectively use information technology and … Continue reading Keeping pace in an evolving industry

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