BC Virtual Health Grand Rounds

BC Virtual Health Grand Rounds

Bringing Primary, Emergency & Specialized Healthcare to the People through Technology: What’s Working in Remote BC?

Target Audience:

All healthcare professionals.

Course Format: 0800-0900: WebEx
  • Oct 5, 2018
Broadcasted from
2775 Laurel St
Online from Vancouver BC

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0800-0900 available via WebEx.

This quarterly provincial  electronic round brings together health care providers, Information Management /Information Technology (IM/IT) colleagues, health administrators, health policy makers,  and academics to jointly explore transformative, technology-enabled healthcare delivery case examples to support patient-centred care.  These rounds aspire to stimulate thoughtful discussion around the clinical cases presented so as to optimize mutual learning, better understand enablers and barriers to adoption, enhance relationships and ultimately normalize the daily use of safe and effective technology in healthcare throughout BC.

The format includes case-based presentations with many opportunities for questions and discussion.

Please note that an email will be sent to you a week before the talk that will include instructions on how to view the rounds through VC Anywhere (WebEx). If you would like to add a videoconferencing room to this event please contact Stephanie Ameyaw (see contact info below).


Our exciting upcoming presentation on Octber 5th will featutre two topics:

1) Codi - by Dr Don Burke

Simply, Codi is the thoughtful integration of technology and the “right people” to help support rural physicians during some of their most stressful and challenging times in the emergency room. It is an “on-demand”, “24/7” critical care strategy through a secure APP on a smart phone. Literally, it is an “intensivist in your pocket” that can be accessed no differently than a FaceTime call. There is no bridge, switchboard or middle agency between the rural physician and intensivist, and every interaction happens at a highly encrypted level.

 2) Telehomecare service (Home Health Monitoring) at Island Health by Lisa Saffarek RN. More information to come soon!


    Key Speakers

    Dr. Kendall Ho

    Dr. John Pawlovich

    Dr Don Burke

    Lisa Saffarek, RN


    Skills Gained

    1. Understand the capabilities of remote presence to deliver primary and specialized care to remote locations
    2. Discuss the future of remote presence technology in health care delivery




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