COACH and CIHI welcome Infoway as co-host for Canada’s leading e-Health Conference
With an undisputed track record, a new co-host, and the largest showcase of the best in Canadian e-Health solutions and services, e-Health 2011 is shaping up to be a stellar success. This year, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) joins two longstanding hosts – the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and COACH: Canada's Health Informatics Association (COACH) – to deliver the 11th annual e-Health conference that attracts more than 1,600 healthcare and health informatics leaders in the country.
“We’re so pleased to welcome Infoway as our new partner in expanding the multi-jurisdictional reach of our audience and further strengthening our program content” says Lydia Lee, president and board chair of COACH. “Each year, we strive to deliver a high quality, engaging program that provides real value to the Canadian health care community. Thanks to the hard work of many, this annual event is the premier e-Health conference in the country. By teaming up with CIHI, and now Infoway, we will put our collective expertise to work to have a greater national and international impact.”
“Infoway is proud to co-host e-Health 2011 and even prouder to see how the conference has grown in size and calibre in the past 11 years,” says Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway. “I am particularly pleased with the interoperability showcase, which will offer some invaluable knowledge at a time when varying systems continue to work in concert to place patient information in the hands of clinicians when they need it most.”
The theme of e-Health 2011 is “Enabling Healthy Outcomes.” Plenary and workshop sessions will focus on how health professionals can harness health informatics to improve the health of patients and the health system. The conference will also offer participants a chance to put the information they learn into practice through a unique interoperability showcase.
“We’re proud of the practical take home knowledge participants are exposed to through this conference,” says John Wright, CIHI president and CEO. “And pleased to be involved to help guide the ongoing development of key e-Health initiatives. This is a great opportunity for CIHI to work with a diverse audience to help advance the collection, reporting, and use of health information, and to share our expertise on our national health information system.”
An additional feature of e-Health 2011 is the integration of the Infoway Standards Collaborative Partnership event with the conference. A special Partnership track on “Interoperability” will be featured on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the conference, with the Standards Collaborative Working Group and related meetings set to go immediately following e-Health 2011. Linking these two leading events together for the entire health care community is evidence of the synergy already being demonstrated by CIHI, COACH and Infoway.
e-Health 2011: Enabling Healthy Outcomes will be held at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre from May 29 to June 1. For more information on registration or the Interoperability showcase, contact Luciana Evangelista at e-Health Conference Secretariat, c/o Advance Group, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canada Health Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. Infoway jointly invests with every province and territory to accelerate the development and adoption of electronic health record projects in Canada.
Established in 1994, CIHI is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that provides essential information on Canada’s health system and the health of Canadians. Funded by federal, provincial and territorial governments, CIHI is guided by a Board of Directors made up of health leaders across the country.
COACH: Canada's Health Informatics Association represents a diverse community of accomplished, influential professionals who work passionately to make a difference in advancing healthcare through information technology. Health informatics (HI) is the intersection of clinical, IM/IT and management practices. Members are dedicated to realizing their full potential as professionals and advancing HI through access to information, talent, credentials, recognition, programs and a broad range of services and specialized resources. For more information, visit www.coachorg.com
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