JANUARY 2018 – Telehealth Saves Time, Money and Winter Driving Stress
Seeing your doctor through video conferencing can be the best option for many people. The Telehealth project, spearheaded by BC’s Shared Care Initiative, the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice and Interior Health has implemented telehealth for a growing list of medical services, currently including: maternity care, urology, internal medicine, general surgery, anesthesiology, and pediatrics. Read More
NOVEMBER 2017, GRAND FORKS/WEST BOUNDARY – Transforming Health Care in the Boundary
When the sliding door of Walter Gambles’ van slammed closed and left a toonie-sized gash in his arm, the 82 year-old resident of Christina Lake figured he was destined for a trip to the emergency department in Grand Forks.
On a whim, Gambles decided he’d check in at the Christina Lake Medical Clinic where he met with new primary care nurse Svetlana Dalla Lana. Read More
NOVEMBER 2016 – Dr. Lee MacKay interviewed regarding the social determinants of health.
"There is one glaring symptom that can lead to chronic health problems, and sometimes the medical community can overlook the signs.Some refer to it as low socioeconomic status, often measured as a combination of education, income and occupation.But in layman’s terms, it’s poverty."
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You can’t physically move an entire regional intensive care unit (ICU), but telehealth technology helps you come close. “It’s statistically proven, not to mention common sense, that the sooner we can get treatment to these patients, the better they do,” said Dr. Scot Mountain, an intensivist at KBRH. Download the press release >