BC Interprofessional Student eHealth Forum 2007

February 3, 2007

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Time: 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Vancouver General Hospital, Paetzold Centre Auditorium

Come explore stimulating topics surrounding eHealth with special guest speakers from across B.C. currently working in the field of eHealth. Topics covered throughout the day will include issues about confidentiality, privacy, and ethics; EHRs and their impact on research and education; and how EHRs will impact new and upcoming health professionals now and into the future.

The eHealth Forum 2007 features opening remarks by Ron Danderfer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Division of Knowledge Management and Translation from the BC Ministry of Health. 

For more information, visit the UBC CPD-KT website.


Listen to President Bush explain what Medical Informatics is all about

September 24, 2006

If you’re still wondering what Medical Informatics is all about, listen to this 37-minute speech on “Better Healthcare, Better Technology”:

Or click here to view a full transcript of the speech.

Digital plaster checks vital signs

September 22, 2006

All it takes to check vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure and glucose levels is a tiny electronic device which can be attached to an ordinary plaster. The results are sent via a mobile phone or PDA (handheld computer) on to a computer database, which has been set up to detect results which are outside defined ranges.

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Telehealth in BC – Vancouver meets Fort Nelson

August 30, 2006

Take a look at this interesting map showing all BC communities with telehealth facilities:


It would be even more interesting to find out specifically what telehealth facilities are available at each location.

Telehealth is defined as the “use of communication and information technology to deliver health services and exchange information when distance separates the participants”.

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