What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is a free videoconferencing service.
You can use videoconferencing software on your office computer or meeting-room equipment to connect online with other professionals.
With Telehealth, you can:
- conduct clinical consultations
- engage in continuing professional education
- collaborate on administrative matters
Telehealth helps you to:
- deliver quality services to distant communities
- reduce patient burdens associated with travelling to cities for treatment
- connect with health-care professionals across the country to share knowledge
Telehealth’s network consists of over 900 videoconferencing locations at 270 clinical and non-clinical sites.
Specialists from nearly 30 clinical areas (and growing) can connect with patients in 117 communities, including remote and distant communities, and First Nations communities, across British Columbia and the Yukon.
"Telehealth in some shape or form is the only way we can hope to provide specialized (and primary) care to patients who live outside of urban areas."
– Annemarie Kaan, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute & Chronic Heart Failure, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver
"Telehealth allows my patients to be seen within days or weeks, rather than months and sometimes years. . . It allows patients to be on a level playing field, when it comes to accessing healthcare." – Matthew Chow, MD, Medical Director, E-Mental Health Services & Strategy, BC Children’s and BC Women’s, Vancouver