eHITS to offer online rounds for BC healthcare providers

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Dr. Kendall Ho

 

The eHealth and Innovative Technology Showcase (eHITS) is an annual conference that focuses on supporting healthcare providers in BC understand and adapt to health related technological innovations.

Organizers of the annual eHITS conference are now offering a new series of virtual rounds starting this September. These online WebEx sessions will take place three times a year and will facilitate a provincial discussion about clinical applications of telehealth in BC.

The format for the sessions will feature presentations from clinicians offering case-based presentations, and will provide many opportunities for questions and discussion.

“The eHITS conference has helped many BC healthcare professionals discuss and learn about new technologies that could enhance their practices,” says eHITS founder, Dr. Kendall Ho, Director of UBC’s eHealth Strategy Office. “eHITS rounds will expand the opportunities to provide practitioners with this type of education throughout the year. It is appropriate and gratifying that BC’s rural health practitioners will be able to participate in the rounds from within their own communities, using their own computers or handheld devices. In fact, the suggestion to host rounds came from a rural physician, Dr. John Pawlovich, a recognized pioneer in providing telehealth services to rural and remote First Nations communities in BC.”

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The first eHITS Telehealth round will take place on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am. Dr. John Pawlovich will present “Bringing Primary, Emergency, and Specialized Healthcare to the People through Technology: What’s Working in Remote BC?” Pawlovich, a family doctor and Director for the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP), provides monthly in-person care as well as daily telehealth-based care to five remote First Nations communities in northern BC

The eHITS Rounds is a collaboration between UBC Faculty of Medicine’s eHealth Strategy Office, the Division of Continuing Professional Development and MedIT. A second session will be offered in January 2016, while a third session will be presented at the eHITS conference in May 2016. Pre-registration is required for this event. Visit UBC CPD to enroll now.

This event is open to all healthcare professionals and each session is accredited for 2.0 MainPro M1 / MOC Section 1 credits. For more information about how to connect to the eHITS WebEx session, please contact UBC CPD at cpd.info@ubccpd.ca  or call 604 875-5101 at least one week before the start of the session.

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