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: 0800-0930: WebEx
  • Apr 27, 2018
Broadcasted from
2775 Laurel St
Online from Vancouver BC
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0800-0930 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).


We are excited to announce that the session will feature 3 presentations from across the province:

1. TEC4Home

  • TEC4Home is patient-centred home health monitoring solution designed for the safety and quality of care during the patient’s transition from hospital to home, bridging the gap between acute and community care. The solution uses home equipment and sensors supplied by TELUS Health to collect biometric measurements (i.e., weight, blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen saturation) from patients daily as a way of remotely monitoring symptoms, improving patients’ quality of life and avoiding unnecessary ED readmissions and hospitalizations.

2. Updates on the Robson Valley Telehealth Project

  • The “real-time virtual support” pilot in Robson Valley, located in northern BC, saw the implementation and evaluation of digital technologies such as videoconferencing for on demand consultation between family physicians at rural sites and emergency physicians at a regional site. The aim was to use virtual care to facilitate timely access to high quality, comprehensive, coordinated team-based care. Virtual care uses cases were documented to assess impact on patient outcomes, experience, and cost, and to examine the role of care team relationships in fostering virtual care to routine usage.

3. Child Health BC: Children’s Virtual Care Initiative

  • In BC there are approximately 1 million children living in just under 1 million square kilometers and one children’s hospital.  To drastically reduce this geographical barrier to care, Child Health BC has focused on expanding telehealth to an increasing number of clinics and subspecialties at BC Children’s Hospital and reaching more patients and families throughout BC by developing pediatric enabled telehealth sites. 

Key Speakers

Dr. Kendall Ho

Dr. John Pawlovich

Dr. Ray Markham & Helen Novak Lauscher

Joelle Pellegrin

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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