When you or your loved ones receive medical care, whether urgent emergency care or longer term day-to-day support, the care should be timely, effective, affordable, and consider individual needs and circumstances.
Digital Emergency Medicine, a research office led by Professor Dr. Kendall Ho, aims to enhance emergency medicine using technology paired with health professional and patient-centered strategies to achieve excellence in acute and community care. Otherwise known as digital health, these advances support UBC Faculty of Medicine’s vision of excellence in education, research and translation.
With the goal to improve patient-centered health care, Digital Emergency Medicine’s focus includes:
- Researching and evaluating technologies to support health professionals in delivering quality care while assisting patients in achieving better health
- Educating health professionals and students about digital health so as to advance their ability to serve the needs of society
- Sharing digital health knowledge with health policy makers to inform health care programs
- Reaching out to patients, families, caregivers, and communities to develop knowledge and skills in digital health resulting in personal improvements in health.
Technology has the power to change our lives and society, including the way we interact with each other and the world around us. Patient-centered digital health has great potential to transform and improve our health journey through each health care experience.
Let us count on your philanthropic support to ensure we continue innovative in our research, education and community engagement to improve medical and health care in BC and beyond.