Posts related to technology development at the eHealth Strategy Office, or eHealth technology in general.
July 14, 2015
Technology can get us what we need, the same tools can help you better manage your health – this is called eHealth. What are some ways you use technology to better your health? Check out our latest video on eHealth literacy below for some examples! Animated video by: Yolanda Liman from Drawing It Out
June 10, 2015
On May 9th, 2015, we held our 2nd Annual BC eHealth and Innovative Technology Showcase (eHITS) at the UBC Life Sciences Centre. By welcoming over 300 health care professionals at the event this year, we were able to share how health information technologies are being actively used and integrated into health system improvement in BC. […]
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 […]
April 29, 2013
iCON hosted the first skills-focused healthy living workshop for the Chinese speaking community in partnership with the Richmond Public Library this past March. The workshop hosted thirty participants in an intimate setting that facilitated hands-on activities and skill demonstrations by health experts. Conducted in Cantonese, the 3.5-hour workshop was designed to build patient capacity in […]
April 29, 2013
1 in 5 BC residents will be affected by a mental health or substance problem this year. How can the use of telehealth technologies help?
February 5, 2013
Substantial investments in eHealth development are happening in China; witness the boom of electronic health records in hospitals, health surveillance systems to monitor national and global developments in infectious and chronic diseases, and mobile biosensors to monitor patient conditions as prime examples. As technology enabled practices become more sophisticated, health professionals like doctors, nurses, pharmacists, […]