The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) is offering each rural physician and nurse practitioner living and working in an RSA community the option to have access to a Zoom medical video conferencing license. This tool will allow you to virtually reach out to patients and colleagues during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
If you already have a videoconference platform that is working for you, feel free to continue using it.
Sign up online for a Zoom license now: http://bit.ly/rccbc-zoom
Once you have submitted your information, you will be contacted via the email you have provided (check your junk mail!) with an activation link for your license within 48 hours. Thank you for your patience as we get all the licenses up and running!
Please review the Zoom Account Activation instructions and other resources available before activating your license.
To get started with Zoom, visit https://rccbc.ca/zoom
This solution is being driven by rural doctors and the RCCbc team, under the leadership of Drs. John Pawlovich and Stefan Du Toit, both of whom have worked in this virtual space for a number of years. They work tirelessly with our provincial partners to provide clinical tools and expertise.
We selected Zoom as the best option at this time understanding that no technological tool is perfect. This choice was made mainly because of the platform’s stability and ease of use. Zoom allows for connectivity within patient’s homes, clinics, health centers, and hospitals. It can bridge multiple health providers to collaborate on patient care and support one another. Having a technological solution that harmonizes with our provincial partners is optimal. We believe this current decision with Zoom is an important step in this direction.
Thanks for all your work serving your communities in the many ways that you do – please let us know if you have ideas of other ways the RCCbc can help you at this time.