From the International Medical Informatics Association

COACH-CST merger

COACH logoCOACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association ( has announced its merger with the Canadian Society of Telehealth (CST), effective of April 1, 2010.

The merger, according to COACH’s media release, “builds on the alignment between the two organizations and their shared vision about the critical role that telehealth and health informatics play in transforming Canada’s health care system”. Telehealth professionals will be represented through CTF, the Canadian Telehealth Forum. COACH will continue to advocate for telehealth and the Canadian telehealth community, while promoting and supporting the integration of telehealth and electronic health record capabilities through CTF.

Dr Trevor Cradduck, former CST President and Liz Loewen, former CST Vice-President and President-elect, have been appointed to the COACH Board of Directors to represent the telehealth community. John Schinbein, formerly Executive Director of CST, has joined the COACH Executive Management Team as Executive Director, CTF.

More information about CTF is available at or by contacting John Schinbein, jschinbein[at]

April 14, 2010 - Posted by | Canada | , ,

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