Virtual Care Community of Action
- Consolidated healthcare access in a virtual setting nationwide.
- Understand the difference between Telehealth and Virtual care is the key to defining Virtual Care.
- Interaction between Patient and Health Care provider in a virtual setting. Inclusive of clinic, pharmacy, laboratory etc.
- Understand the levels of virtual care. Two major categories to consider when understanding virtual care and it’s ‘umbrella’ are Digital (real time evaluation of a patient i.e. e-consultation, video interaction live with a patient) and Data (medical record or historical background of a patient ie. EMR/EHR records in a patient portal accessible to patient and clinician)
- Billing (how are clinicians paid for their service via virtual setting?)
- Time commitment (How to integrate into healthcare professionals culture? How to learn and adapt to a new technology platform? What does training look like? What kind of software can we find that is user friendly for both clinician and patient?)
- Safety of confidential information
- Software incompatibility
- Patient to clinician connection
Cross-referenced report on current virtual care initiatives in each jurisdiction. Determine best practices and current technology-enabled solutions used.
- Assess current public healthcare initiatives.
- Analyze data from existing private virtual clinics to assess the true patient experience, the software used, and the efficiency of integrating in to the healthcare system.
- Gain more high-level insight from the government to conduct proper analysis for a holistic and true understanding of virtual care in Canada.
- Review private virtual care clinics to assess the patient and clinician experience (data analysis).
- Demonstrate efficacy and satisfaction of patients.