Following a year-long consultation, the Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs) – partnership of Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health - has produced a set of statements that provide guidance for doctors on the use of virtual care for practices and in service delivery and decision-making.
The integration council made up of JCC co-chairs focussed on creating an integrated approach to supporting the best use of virtual care, including:
As system-level efforts continue, the JCCs continue to work with partners and stakeholders to ensure alignment of provincial digital health strategies.
What doctors are saying about virtual care
During the pandemic, doctors needed to change the way they practice to ensure that patients would continue to have access to primary and specialty care.Doctors embraced information and communication technologies to provide care virtually.
It is important that doctors and patients work together to balance virtual and in-person patient visits to ensure quality, safe, comprehensive longitudinal, relationship-based primary and specialty care.
Read more about how doctors are shaping the future of virtual care in BC in the BC Medical Journal.
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