Why would a burglar break through a wall when all he needs to do is look under the front doormat for the key? These days, few hackers attempt to attack well-fortified corporate systems head-on. It’s much easier to steal a user’s credentials, or attach malware to an innocent looking email, enabling the hacker to gain … Continue reading Gone Phishing!
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
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
It is with great pleasure that we share with you a bit of the story of a very noteworthy person who is 2016 inaugural recipient of The Human Foundations Award. Shirley Fenton Bus. Dev. Director, Centre for Bioeng. & Biotech., University of Waterloo. VP, National Institutes of Health Informatics Shirley Fenton was born near Chatham … Continue reading The Human Foundations Awardee – Shirley L. Fenton
There’s been a lot of talk in Ontario recently about what the province can do to jumpstart “innovation” in healthcare. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is touting a “Patients First” initiative that includes a plan to modernize digital health by giving patients better access to their personal information, allowing them to become more … Continue reading Ontario Health Innovation – Sorry, but you can’t get there without interoperability.