Posts relating to the project work going on at the eHealth Strategy Office.
Equity, Opportunity and Good Health: How Transportation Affects the Essential Qualities of Life In Metro Vancouver
By Tracy on April 21, 2015
The way transportation infrastructure is designed and the modes of transportation that we have access to impact our lifestyle and our health. While there are clear dividends in health for active transportation users, current transit infrastructure does not equally benefit all communities in Metro Vancouver. Access to transportation widens opportunity and is a significant equity […]
By Vivian Wong on April 17, 2015
It’s been another successful year and we’d like to take a moment to showcase iCON’s achievements, as well as to recognize the individuals and organizations that were integral to our success. Check out the many ways in which our volunteers, health professionals, community partners, program funders, and most importantly, our participants have contributed to the […]
By Tracy on March 31, 2015
Setting sail: CREST.BD’s (www.crestbd.ca) new online ‘Bipolar Wellness Centre’, and the cutting edge evidence and tools on quality of life (QoL) and self-management of bipolar disorder (BD) it houses, have been in preparation for over two years. The site http://bdwellness.com created in collaboration with the eHealth Strategy Office, is designed to support evidence-informed self-management in people with […]
By Michael Lim on March 6, 2015
Read the summary report of the first analysis of Metro Vancouver respondents to the My Health My Community survey, examining the association between mode of commuting and health. My Health My Community is a non-profit partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health and the eHealth Strategy Office.
By Tracy on February 27, 2015
Interviews were conducted with members and a focus group was held with the Evaluation Coordinating Team of InspireNet (Innovative Health Services & Practice Informed by Research & Evaluation Network). Read about the lessons learned, and the process and overall impact of using the electronic platform for research facilitation here
By Michael Lim on February 13, 2015
With thousands of health apps available on our smartphones for almost any health inquiry, the options can be overwhelming. “Many of my patients use smartphone apps to take charge of their health,” said Dr. Kendall Ho, emergency room physician at Vancouver General Hospital. “It’s important that Canadians understand how to select an app that is […]
By Tracy on November 13, 2014
This one-of-a-kind health forum drew 500 participants, allowing vital health information to reach both in-person attendees and remote viewers online. The forum held on Sunday, November 2, 2014 featured a panel of health professionals who spoke about diabetes and cardiovascular diseases – some of the most prevalent chronic diseases in South Asian populations. The health […]
By Michael Lim on October 31, 2014
The Vancouver Sun recently asked Dr. Ho about how a mufti-cultural approach connects ethnic people in B.C. to better health, and about the work of eHealth Strategy Office.