‘Leaning In’ for COACH’s Leaders in Health Informatics – Supporting the Next Generation of Health Informatics Leaders in Canada

Trying to lead your team, group, branch, task force, executives or board in the midst of some formidable ocean swells of health informatics delivery, development or daily operations? Feeling overwhelmed and wondering how, where and when you can lead from your present deck? Canada has a leadership challenge – and one that is not unique … Continue reading ‘Leaning In’ for COACH’s Leaders in Health Informatics – Supporting the Next Generation of Health Informatics Leaders in Canada

New Canadian Telehealth Report Shows Telehealth Thriving

Telehealth continues to grow as a mainstream method of healthcare delivery across Canada, outpacing many other areas of eHealth, with clinical service sessions jumping 55% to 289,747 between 2010 and 2012 as documented in the recently released 2013 Canadian Telehealth Report. The report is based on a survey of all provincial and territorial jurisdictions; a notable and important … Continue reading New Canadian Telehealth Report Shows Telehealth Thriving

New COACH Clinician Forum Launching at e-Health 2013

COACH understands, appreciates and provides encouragement for clinicians as strategic stakeholders in the association’s vision of Taking Health Informatics Mainstream. From the inception of the organization, our clinician colleagues within COACH, along with clinician professional associations and related organizations at the national and jurisdictional levels, have made important and enduring contributions to COACH products and … Continue reading New COACH Clinician Forum Launching at e-Health 2013

Student Focuses on eHealth Innovations in Public Health to Win Competition

Public Health Public health is the “science and art promoting health, preventing disease, prolonging life and improving quality of life through the organized efforts of society.” 1 The information needs of the public health workforce have become all the more urgent with the increasing frequency of emergence of new infectious diseases such as severe acute … Continue reading Student Focuses on eHealth Innovations in Public Health to Win Competition

Does IBM’s Watson signal the end of Structured Data in Healthcare?

When IBM’s Watson computer competed and won against two human contestants on the popular quiz show “Jeopardy! TM” in 2011, the evolution of Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology was revealed to the world1. In front of a large TV audience, Watson went up against reigning champs in a contest that required deciphering cryptic answers and … Continue reading Does IBM’s Watson signal the end of Structured Data in Healthcare?

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