The eHealth Strategy Office carries out research, community engagement and educational activities to explore how modern information and communication technologies (e.g. mobile and web-based applications, etc.) can improve health care. Though there are several research groups in eHealth or Health Informatics in Canada and worldwide, the eHealth Strategy Office uniquely combines research and educational expertise in eHealth and community engagement projects.
The eHealth Research team is a full service research unit that embodies excellence in innovation, evaluation and knowledge translation. Currently, our program of research has three central themes:
- Technology-enabled innovations in health practice and education contexts;
- Multi-channel community engagement to support health education and patient centred care;
- eHealth innovation and collaborative partnerships to support global health.
With expertise in collaborative, participatory methodologies and a reputation for developing and implementing rigorous multimethod research, eHealth Research is conducting innovative program evaluation in a variety of health contexts.
The education portfolio is newly formed, having an Assistant Director to lead this unit since March 2010. During this period, the eHealth Strategy Office has been designing and developing several educational initiatives to meet the continuum of learning needs from pre-university to practitioners. To learn more about our educational initiatives, please visit the Education page.
Technologies and Innovation
Initially started as a service unit to meet the technological needs of the eHealth Strategy Office, the Technologies and Innovation division of the eHealth Strategy Office has matured to beyond providing technical expertise and is evolving into a technological research unit in its own right.
To learn about how the eHealth Strategy Office was founded, please see our History page.