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Spotlight on Virtual Health

Our people and teams have always been nimble and creative, delivering care in new ways that protect the safety of patients, clients and healthcare providers. Your adaptability and spirit of innovation has never been clearer than in recent years during our pandemic response.

The pressures exerted on our healthcare system meant that we needed to find new ways to support Albertans’ access to care. One of the key ways we accomplished this was by increasing our use of virtual care – using technology to connect patients and providers when they aren’t in the same location. Even before COVID-19, we were using virtual care in many ways, from routine appointments for patients with chronic diseases to post-surgical follow-ups.

Joining me on this week’s vlog to discuss what we’ve learned about virtual care and what its future looks like is Dr. Jonathan Choy, Interim Senior Medical Director of Provincial Clinical Programs and Virtual Health.