Rural providers invited to weigh in on preferred virtual in-time EM supports

Dr. Kendall Ho is facilitating an open meeting to discuss just-in-time care in BC, using emergency virtual in-time supports for technical assessment (eVISTA) at the BC Rural Health Conference on Saturday May 25 at 7:00 am. Conference attendees are invited to come and learn more about current virtual supports and to contribute their input about the supports they would like to see being utilized in their EDs

There is a pressing need for the medical profession (specialists and generalists) to collaborate and provide just-in-time clinical support in order to improve equity of access to high quality emergency and critical care services to and for our patients throughout BC. This issue is particularly needed in underserviced, rural and remote communities. Digital technologies can now readily facilitate clinicians providing real time virtual support for colleagues and participate in inter-disciplinary team-based emergency care to manage patients throughout the province.

This session invites colleagues practicing medicine in rural BC to provide input into the types of emergency cases that might require assistance or support from a virtual colleague, including but not exclusive to critical care. We will also discuss the purpose and importance of an eVISTA working group that will be convened by the BC Emergency Medicine Network and RCCbc. The goal of the working group is to plan and implement virtual emergency care throughout BC, working synchronously with other groups such as CODI.

This meeting is being held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on Saturday, May 25 from 7:00 am – 7:40 am. Grab your coffee and breakfast and come have your say!