Doctors of BC has released its What We Heard Report outlining the results from our recent member engagement on digital health priorities, at both an organizational and provincial level.
As part of our ongoing engagement work, this past summer Doctors of BC rolled out an online member survey on the future of digital health in BC to help inform our understanding of your perspective as well as our advocacy on your behalf. The past few years have demonstrated a clear need for a more nimble digital health environment in the province. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic saw major adoption of virtual care technology, and highlighted the ever-growing demand for streamlined, interoperable information-sharing options. Member input in this area is especially important, as digital health developments affect every doctor in BC.
Doctors of BC sought member input on two key areas:
Of 209 respondents, 60% were family physicians, 37% were specialists, and the remaining 3% identified as “other.” Almost half of respondents were community-based (44%), with 39% working in both the community and a facility, and 17% solely in a facility.
Read the full What We Heard report for more details.
Doctors of BC presented this report to the Board of Director at the Board Planning Day on Sept 23rd, 2021 and will use these findings to inform the development of an organizational Digital Health Strategy. The strategy will guide advocacy and collaborative work in this area, both within the organization, and with provincial stakeholders. Member engagement will continue to be a major priority as this work continues.
Engaging with our members on a regular basis is an important part of Doctors of BC’s work, and your input influences how we advocate for the profession with government, health authorities, and other major healthcare players.