Real-Time Virtual Support Program Featured at Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians National Grand Rounds

“Virtual providers” with the Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways provide free and friendly advice to physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and midwives in rural, remote and First Nations communities across British Columbia (BC). Since their launch in response to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, RTVS pathways are fast replacing old barriers … Continue reading

The First Nations Health Authority launches new services to improve access to culturally safe and trauma-informed primary care

The dual public health emergencies of the pandemic and BC’s overdose crisis have deeply affected First Nations communities. In response, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has launched two new services: the First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day and First Nations Virtual Substance Use and Psychiatry Service. These services … Continue reading

Real-time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways for pediatrics, maternity + babies now available

There are two new Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways available for BC healthcare providers supporting rural, remote and Indigenous communities who are seeking just-in-time advice and compassionate support.   CHARLiE – pediatrics (Child Health Advice in Real Time Electronically)  Through the Child Health Advice in Real Time Electronically (CHARLiE) pathway, rural physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses can reach out … Continue reading

Rural physician feedback requested for clinical texting and teledermatology study

submitted by Dr. Michael Copley Rural clinicians are being invited to participate in a collaboration research project between the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) and Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc). The survey is available at https://survey.ubc.ca/s/clinicaltexting/. This study, led by Dr. Neil … Continue reading

2015 BC eHealth Innovative and Technology Showcase (eHITS): Call for Abstracts

BC’s healthcare professionals are invited to submit an application to present at the second BC eHealth Innovative and Technology Showcase (eHITS), being held in Vancouver on May 9, 2015. Presenters are invited to share their innovative eHealth research as well as their favourite apps and eHealth tools. Oral presentations, demonstrations, … Continue reading