COACH members are a deeply engaged group of accomplished, influential professionals working to advance healthcare through information technology.

Members are dedicated to realizing their full potential as professionals and advancing Health Informatics through access to information, talent, credentials, recognition, programs, and a broad range of services and specialized resources. COACH strives to maintain a lively and engaging membership community by including digital health and health informatics practitioners at all levels of career development, from student to startup entrepreneur. COACH membership is ideal for anyone with an interest in health informatics, health information management, digital health, m-health, e-health, or related healthcare issues and practices.

 

Member Stories

  • Dr. Darren Larsen
  • Gurprit Randhawa
  • Jane Dargie
  • Lynsey Turchet
  • Maggie Hanlon
  • Naima Salemohamed
  • Nancy Muller
  • Steven Raphael
  • Wendy Tegart
 

 

Membership questions and answers

Who can be a member?
  • Anyone with an interest in health informatics, health information management, or related healthcare issues and practices. Our members are: CIOs; Clinicians; Consultants; Consumers; Educators; Researchers; Healthcare Associations; Healthcare Executives; Healthcare Organizations; Information Management Professionals; Information Systems Professionals; IT Vendors; Nurses; Physicians; Privacy Professionals; Security Professionals; Software Experts; Students; Telehealth Professionals.
What type of membership is best?
  • Corporate Membership is best for public and private sector organizations operating in the digital health ecosystem
  • Entrepreneur Membership is for for small companies in the healthcare information/digital health landscape
  • Academic Institutional Membership (AIM) for schools with a faculty of healthcare, health informatics, digital health, IM or IT
  • Individual Membership for anyone working to advance healthcare through information technology
  • Student Membership for individual students studying full-time at an accredited academic institution
What are the benefits for corporations?
  • Organizations that invest in a COACH membership are making a wise investment in the professional development of their IT/HI staff, and in all employees who interact with digital health in any way. Benefits include deep savings on registration fees for events like e-Health, Canada’s largest digital health conference; access to free publications like white papers, reports, and COACH Healthcare Information Management & Communications Canada (HIM&CC) Journal; discounts on Guidelines for the Protection of Personal Health Information and eSafety Guidelines; free access to a searchable member directory; free access to weekly members-only webinars; discounts on courses, supporting materials and CPHIMS-CA Exam fees; job posting in the COACH Position Posting service; your company logo displayed on the COACH website.
What are the benefits for entrepreneurs?
  • COACH membership offers start-ups and entrepreneurs an entree into the digital health eco-system. Entrepreneurs can tap into numerous opportunities for networking and growth. Benefits include deep savings on registration fees for events like e-Health, Canada’s largest digital health conference; access to free publications like white papers, reports, and COACH Healthcare Information Management & Communications Canada (HIM&CC) Journal; discounts on Guidelines for the Protection of Personal Health Information and eSafety Guidelines; free access to a searchable member directory; free access to weekly members-only webinars; discounts on courses, supporting materials and CPHIMS-CA Exam fees; job posting in the COACH Position Posting service; your company logo displayed on the COACH website.
What are the benefits for students and schools?
  • AIM schools can offer their students both scholarship and career development opportunites. For example: only AIM students may apply for the Steven Huesing scholarship. In addition, selected students will have the opportunity to volunteer at the annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow, Canada’s largest digital health conference, where students can meet professionals active in their field of study, attend industry events and education sessions, and network at conference social events.
  • Plus: discounts on registration fees for industry eventslike e-Health, Canada’s largest digital health conference; access to free publications like white papers, reports, and COACH Healthcare Information Management & Communications Canada (HIM&CC) Journal; discounts on Guidelines for the Protection of Personal Health Information and eSafety Guidelines; discounts on courses, supporting materials and CPHIMS-CA Exam fees; and job posting in the COACH Position Posting service/job board.
What are the benefits for individuals?
  • Besides extensive networking and career development opportunities, benefits for Individuals include discounts on event registration fees (HIMSS, e-Health, HealthAchieve, UpOnDigital, ANHIX, networking events); free publications for members (like white papers and thought-leadership reports); discounts on Guidelines for the Protection of Personal Health Information and eSafety Guidelines; free access to a searchable member directory; free access to weekly members-only webinars; discounts on courses, supporting materials and CPHIMS-CA Exam fees; notification of new job postings; and opportunities to join working committees.
How long does my membership last?
  • The COACH Membership year starts April 1 and ends March 31. Academic Institutional Membership year starts September 1 and ends August 31.
How do I join?
  • Start by creating an account here. Please note GST is applicable on all membership dues. If you reside in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland, Ontario you must also add HST. If you are GST-exempt, please submit a letter of exemption and your GST number. GST# 10686-6908RT. Questions about joining? Email membership@coachorg.com.
How do I renew my membership?
  • Login to your COACH account using your existing login information here.

 

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