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.

The power of collaboration in the Canadian digital health space

No widget added yet.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 … Continue reading The power of collaboration in the Canadian digital health space

A Vibrant Community Requires Change and Growth

No widget added yet.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 … Continue reading A Vibrant Community Requires Change and Growth

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

No widget added yet.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 … Continue reading The future of digital health and the people who are shaping it

Keeping pace in an evolving industry

No widget added yet.“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 … Continue reading Keeping pace in an evolving industry

Meet the COACH President: In Conversation with Leon Salvail

No widget added yet.Q. What has been the most significant or surprising thing you have learned in your first few months as President? A. “I have been surprised by how much the small, but extremely talented and dedicated staff secretariat does, augmented by the critical member volunteers … talk about leverage!” Q. The President’s role … Continue reading Meet the COACH President: In Conversation with Leon Salvail