ITAC Health

Join ITAC Health members, potential clients, etc. at the following Heath IT Events…

Digital Health Week: November 11-18, 2019

Today, seven in 10 Canadians can access some of their personal health information online, which helps them better manage their health. Additionally, 85 per cent of primary care physicians use EMRs and 82 per cent say they provide more efficient care with electronic records. Now that’s something to celebrate — which is exactly what we’ll be doing Nov. 11-17 during Digital Health Week.

The awareness week celebrates the difference digital health is making and is now part of the ACCESS 2022 movement which is uniting patients, clinicians, industry, government and other stakeholders to unite to help create a modern, 21st century health system.

Celebrate by joining the ACCESS 2022 movement or by adding your voice to the conversation on digital health throughout the week via #ThinkDigitalHealth. Visit Access2022.ca to learn more.


e-Health Conference 2020: May 31-June 3, 2020, Vancouver BC

For 20 years, the annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow has created unique and valuable learning and networking opportunities for organizations and people working to make a difference in Canadian health through information and technology.

e-Health 2020’s innovative barrier-free open plan will take over the main level of the Parq Vancouver in downtown Vancouver for three packed days. We look forward to seeing you there! Learn more

Robin Farmanfarmaian has been confirmed as the Closing Keynote Speaker for e-Health 2020 Conference and Tradeshow.

A professional speaker, entrepreneur, and author, Robin Farmanfarmaian will address attendees at the e-Health Closing Keynote Luncheon on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. With over 140 speaking engagements in 13 countries, Farmanfarmaian educates audiences on technology, the future of healthcare, patient empowerment, building thought leadership, and more.

Save the date for e-Health 2020! Registration opens January 6.


 

ITAC Health has joined the ACCESS 2022 movement
ITAC Health, the health division of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)  is proud to announce that we’ve joined the ACCESS 2022 movement.

ACCESS 2022 is a social movement to create a new day for health care in Canada, one where Canadians have access to their health information and digitally-enabled tools and services to better manage their care. ITAC Health is pleased to join other organizations, industry, health care providers and Canadians to transform care.

As new technologies have emerged that have transformed the way we live and work, our health system hasn’t always kept up. We believe that, together, we can create a 21st century, patient-centric health system.

Learn more about ACCESS 2022 and join the movement.


About ITAC Health…The voice of Canada’s ICT industry to the healthcare sector.

Representing Canadian ICT companies that are actively involved in the health sector, ITAC Health promotes the role its members can play in establishing the Canadian healthcare industry as a global leader. ITAC Health serves its members as a collective voice to healthcare professionals, government representatives, researchers, and healthcare consumers, and as a conduit for those stake-holders to leverage the members’ ability to facilitate the Canadian healthcare system as a “model of excellence” for healthcare systems around the world. Through collaboration, ITAC Health and its members work with healthcare stakeholders to improve the health of Canadians and the efficiency of the Canadian healthcare system through the implementation of information and communications technologies.

ITAC Health membership provides a unique opportunity for ongoing industry “intelligence” for any small to medium size enterprise, major Canadian company or multi–national firm that provides products and services to the Canadian Healthcare ICT Sector.

ITAC Health Vision
To improve the health and wellness of Canadians, and support an effective and sustainable healthcare system through the use of innovative digital technologies. To provide value to our members through the advocacy of a Canadian digital health economy.

ITAC Health Mission
As the trusted and authoritative voice of the Health Technology Industry, ITAC Health’s mission is to promote and enhance the significant contribution that digital technology can make to Canada’s economic prosperity, and to the health and wellness of Canadians.

ITAC Health will strive to influence policy and advocate for the adoption of innovative technologies that:

  • Align with international trends to maximize economic development and export opportunities for our members,
  • Have a direct benefit to patients, providers and the health system,
  • Create an ROI, improve patient outcomes and convenience for consumers.

ITAC Health Governance and Committees

ITAC Health Official Journal

Healthcare Information & Communications Canada, HIM&CC, is the official journal of ITAC Health  – current and past articles can be found on their website at – http://www.healthcareimc.com/main/  .

The journal publishes articles written by ITAC Health members and stakeholders from across Canada that discuss and address current trends and issues in Canada’s Health IT sector.  ITAC Health members are provided significant advertising discounts because of the ITAC health relationship with HIM&CC.  The journal also serves as the official journal of Digital Health Canada.  For more information please contact Elaine Huesing – ehuesing@itac.ca

 

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Links to ITAC Health’s current and past projects and programs

2019 Canadian Health Informatics Awards May 27,2019
The 2019 CHIA Gala was held at the e-Health Conference at the Beanfield Center in Toronto on May 27, 2019, hosted by Digital Health Canada and ITAC Health

2019 CHIA Winners  Announced 
2019 CHIA Project Team Finalists Announced
Nominations coming soon for 2020.


ITAC Health White Paper: Accelerating the Adoption of Digital Health Technologies in Canada – October 2018


ITAC Health Webinar – Intro to Health Standards Organization – Recorded Presentation from October 13, 2017 Webinar
bringing the best evidence, best experts and best practices to the table in 1) the establishment of a standing Technology-Enabled Health Technical Committee and 2) the development of a Telehealth standards. This Technical Committee and the standards they develop will focus on the importance of technology in the delivery of health services around the world through facilitating communication, information transfer and education. HSO is seeking support from organizations like yours to help us improve health services around the world through technology.


MOHLTC HIS Renewal StrategyJuly 28, 2017


ITAC Health Interoperability and Standards Committee (ISC) Position on Canadian Healthcare Interoperability Standards – November 14, 2016


ITAC Health MPD Procurement Task Force published Value AlgorithmMay 2012


infomatics studyHI and HIM HR Outlook 2014 – 2019 –  A new report examining hiring requirements for HI and HI professionals; also identifies areas facing risk of skills shortages 2014-2019.  Study supported by ITAC Health, COACH, CHIMA, CHI, CIHI, and ICTC.


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“Health Informatics is being increasingly selected by Nursing professionals as a field of study and as a career option. This is important. This scholarship is a major step forward in signalling to all nurses, and indeed the entire healthcare system, that nurses are about to increasingly step up to leadership roles within HI.” Roger Girard, HealthOptions, Inc.

 

ITAC Health is pleased to be an ongoing supporter of the Dr. Kathryn J. Hannah Nursing Informatics Scholarship –  for more information the scholarship please see their website – https://cnia.ca/dr-kathryn-j-hannah-nursing-informatics-scholarship/

 


C-HOBIC/Dr. Lynn Nagle


ITAC Health Submission to Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation – Advancing Health and Prosperity

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