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Benefits of Virtual Health

Throughout this pandemic, our people have shown how innovative they can be and how quickly they can adapt, delivering care in new ways that protect the safety of patients, clients and healthcare providers. One example is how we’ve accelerated the use of Virtual Health, which is the use of secure videoconferencing to connect Albertans with their healthcare teams. In a time of physical distancing, finding new applications for Virtual Health just makes sense.

In this vlog, I am joined by three guests to talk about the future of virtual health in Alberta. They are: Catherine Keenan, Executive Director of the Virtual Health Program; Dr. Jonathan Choy, Medical Director of the Virtual Health Program; and Lesly Deuchar, lead for the Virtual Hospital initiative in Edmonton.

My guests talk about the benefits of virtual health, how we use it, and how we can keep the momentum we’ve gained during COVID-19.