A physician stays in his community and virtually joins huddle (a brief team check-in, usually in a clinical setting at the start of a shift to manage quality and safety) in another community.
Innovations: Virtual Care
Innovations that relate to and/or utilize virtual care tools
Successful Virtual COPD education pilot occurs monthly in the community of Ashcroft…
Palliative patients have a consultation from the comfort of their own homes via WebEx, a virtual platform.
By linking communities through telehealth, access to psychiatry during off-hours helps everyone involved.
Telehealth pilot leads to lower admission rates and faster access to care for psychiatry needs
A nurse uses social media to create access to care during forest fire season. This involved maintaining communication with patients and health providers, arranging needed supplies to be dropped off., etc. Post-emergency, the impact of the nurse’s Facebook page was exponential and formalized into a professional page where community members can message her through there.
Nurse Practitioners and health authority regularly meet and have an online forum to ask questions.
A Community of Practice for Nurse Practitioners to communicate and discuss successes and gaps.
Patients of Anahim Lake are given direct contact details to a community nurse. This point of contact offers quick responses and real-time support.
A primary care physician brings electronic system on their iPad to visits with remote First Nations community as well as provide virtual visits.
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