Tectonic Actively Supports Organizations that include: COACH, HIMSS, OHA, ITAC Health, CHIMA, NIHI, ATA, RSNA, ECHA and MGMA. Events that include: The eHealth Annual Conference, The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, The Ontario Update (ONUP), The OHA HealthAchieve, The ATA Conference, The RSNA Conference, The MGMA Conference. Canada’s Health Informations Association (COACH) COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association is the voice of health informatics (HI) in Canada, promoting the adoption, practice and professionalism of HI. COACH represents a diverse community of accomplished, influential professionals who work passionately to make a difference in advancing healthcare through information technology. 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. To learn more about COACH visit Canada’s Health Informatics Association website. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. To learn more about HIMSS visit the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society website. The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) Our vision at the OHA is to achieve a high performing health system. But it’s only through our members – the for-profit and not-for-profit organizations involved in Ontario health care delivery, including approximately 150 Ontario hospitals – that this vision can be met. Our mission is thus to support them: by giving them high-quality products and services, by championing innovation and performance improvement, and by advancing and influencing health system policy in Ontario. Our signature event is HealthAchieve – the health care industry’s must-attend event and the largest conference and exhibition of its kind in North America. To learn more about the OHA visit the Ontario Hospital Association website. The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) As Canada’s national ICT business association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and professional development services that help them to thrive nationally and compete globally. A prominent advocate for the expansion of Canada’s innovative capacity, ITAC encourages technology adoption to capitalize on productivity and performance opportunities across all sectors. A member-driven not-for-profit, ITAC has served as the authoritative national voice of the $150 billion ICT industry for 60 years. More than 33,500 Canadian ICT firms create and supply goods and services that contribute to a more productive, competitive, and innovative society. The ICT sector generates one million jobs directly and indirectly and invests $4.8 billion annually in R&D, more than any other private sector performer. To learn more about ITAC, visit the Information Technology Association of Canada website. The Canadian Health Information Management Organization (CHIMA) The Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) represents approximately 5,000 Health Information Management (HIM®) professionals across Canada and is the certifying body and national association that represents leadership and excellence in health information management. To learn more about CHIMA, visit the Canadian Health Information Management Organization website. National Institutes of Health Informatics (NIHI) The National Institutes of Health Informatics (NIHI) is Canada’s first national organization dedicated to fostering Health Informatics (HI) innovation, research and education. NIHI is a virtual, self-sustaining institute of institutes. One of its goals is to be a catalyst in the development of HI initiatives in academia and industry. NIHI seeks to serve as a co-ordinator and facilitator in the development of initiatives dedicated to HI research and education. To learn more about NIHI, visit the National Institutes of Health Informatics website. The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA and its diverse membership, works to fully integrate telemedicine into transformed healthcare systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Established in 1993 as a non-profit organization and headquartered in Washington, DC, membership in the Association is open to individuals, healthcare institutions, companies and other organizations with an interest in promoting the deployment of telemedicine throughout the world. ATA is governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected by the association’s membership. To learn more about ATA visit the American Telemedicine Association website. The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA®) is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals with more than 54,000 members from 136 countries across the globe. RSNA hosts the world’s premier radiology forum, drawing approximately 55,000 attendees annually to McCormick Place in Chicago, and publishes two top peer-reviewed journals: Radiology, the highest-impact scientific journal in the field, and RadioGraphics, the only journal dedicated to continuing education in radiology. Through its educational resources, RSNA provides hundreds of thousands of continuing education credits toward physicians’ maintenance of certification—more than one million CME certificates have been awarded since 2000. The Society also develops and offers informatics-based software solutions in support of a universal electronic health record, sponsors research to advance quantitative imaging biomarkers, and conducts outreach to enhance education in developing nations. Through its Research & Education (R&E) Foundation, RSNA provides millions of dollars in funding to young investigators, helping to build the future of the profession. To learn more about RSNA visit the Radiology Society of North America website. European Connected Health Alliance (ECHA) The European Connected Health Alliance is the trusted connector in healthcare; we bring people, organizations, needs and solutions together. We’re a not-for-profit/Community Interest Company registered in Northern Ireland. We exist to facilitate multi-stakeholder connections, to create and strengthen partnerships committed to driving sustainable change in the quality and efficiency of health and social care. With over 15,000 connections across Europe, North America and China, we are a powerful international force for change, whose combined knowledge, expertise and connections can speed up progress. We work through our International Network of Ecosystems, an unparalleled network connecting more than 25 multi-sector Ecosystems, each of which brings together a community of stakeholders interested in developing a joint health agenda, relevant to their respective country or region. In progress today is the creation of the Canadian Alliance to support the efforts of the ECHA in Canada. To learn more about ECHA visit the European Connected Health Alliance website. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) MGMA equips medical practice leaders with the information and tools needed to thrive. At MGMA, we live our tagline every day, and are committed to continually advancing leaders and their practices. As the leading association for medical practice administrators and healthcare executives for nearly 90 years, MGMA provides the essential education, legislative information, and data and career resources to help improve patient services and operational efficiencies. Through our national membership and 50 state affiliates, MGMA represents more than 33,000 administrators and executives in 18,000 healthcare organizations in which 385,000 physicians practice. To lean more about the MGMA visit the Medical Group Management Association website.