Category Archives: COACH Columns

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

Get inspired: connecting start-ups and traditional healthcare providers leads to digital health innovation

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

Celebrating Canada’s adoption of eSafety – 5 years in perspective – a volunteer’s journey

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

COACH HI Education: Innovation in Health Informatics/eHealth Education

Launched in 2013, the COACH Core HI Education program was initially architected and developed to prepare HI professionals for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management and Systems – Canada (CPHIMS-CA) exam. The demands for knowledge development and enhancementby the membership resulted in expanding the scope and contents and making the program accessible to all. … Continue reading COACH HI Education: Innovation in Health Informatics/eHealth Education