virtual care

September 1, 2020

At this stage of the Covid pandemic, I think we’d all like to change the trajectory of where we are heading as a community, as a nation, and how we are to live our lives over the next few years…if only we knew how. Hard to do in the absence of any certainties. I also think we can agree that...

longitudinal care
June 22, 2020

“Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water”.


Sister Margaret Dyer baths a newborn baby at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, 1942. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Many of us may have been taught that this phrase referred to the medieval...

Virtual Doctor Consultation
June 20, 2020

“You can’t replace face-to-face, the physical space, the interaction, but this really does help meet a unique need.” That is Dr Kelsey Louie’s description of a First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day service implemented in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Dr Louie is...

Virtual Care
June 12, 2020

It is important that patients connect with their doctors when they need care. Since the onset of COVID-19, some patients have been delaying visits to their physicians which is concerning especially if they have chronic or complex health conditions. Even while physicians are slowly increasing the...

Zoom for health care
April 17, 2020

Doctors Technology Office in partnership with the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is providing 10,000 Zoom licenses for physicians free of charge for a period of one year. The licenses are available to all providers, including Family Physicians, Specialists and Nurse Practitioners,...