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

The Human Foundations Awardee – Shirley L. Fenton

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

Ontario Health Innovation – Sorry, but you can’t get there without interoperability.

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.

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