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Episode 27: Re-examining the Social Determinants of Health

Digital Health InfoCast

Release Date: 06/01/2021

Episode 36: How Can Technology Support Clinician Well-being? show art Episode 36: How Can Technology Support Clinician Well-being?

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In May 2021, Canada Health Infoway and the Canadian Medical Association partnered to conduct a national survey to explore the use of virtual care by physicians. Dr. Ann Collins (President, CMA) and Michael Green (President & CEO, Infoway) unpack the survey findings at the recent Infoway Partnership Series session, in a conversation led by Sukirtha Tharmalingam (Manager, Evaluation Methods, Infoway). 

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The COVID-19 pandemic triggered rapid adoption of virtual care. But how might virtual care fit into a post-pandemic health system? Join Infoway's Barry Burk, Executive Vice President, Virtual Care Programs, and Shannon MacDonald, Managing Director, Accenture to discuss key considerations for sustaining virtual care.

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Last year, Canada Health Infoway engaged in a consultative process  to start a national dialogue about how to achieve the best future for Canada’s health system. Recently, Shelagh Maloney, Dr. Zayna Khayat and Lisa Purdy shared their insights at a C.D. Howe Institute event: Reimagining the Future of Canada’s Health Systems. 

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Canada has been an early leader in the AI space and there is no shortage of activity flourishing across the country. Today, we welcome Fanny Sie from Roche Canada and Indu Navar of Everything ALS to talk about machine learning and the End ALS Kaggle Challenge.

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Episode 29: Training the Next Generation of Digital Health Leaders show art Episode 29: Training the Next Generation of Digital Health Leaders

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As more Canadians pursue careers in digital health and health informatics, it’s important that Canada has the academic programs to support their growth. Leading the way is the University of Victoria School of Health Information Science, a school that is building up the next generation of digital health leaders and innovators. We sit down with founding director Professor Denis Protti, current director Professor Andre Kushniruk and Infoway's Simon Hagens. 

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Research and knowledge sharing are vital aspects of advancing digital health. JMIR Publications helps scientists to disseminate innovations, ideas, protocols, and research results to the widest possible audience. We're pleased to welcome Gunther Eysenbach, founder, editor, and publisher of JMIR Publications, along with Simon Hagens, Senior Director, Performance Analytics, Canada Health Infoway.

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Episode 27: Re-examining the Social Determinants of Health show art Episode 27: Re-examining the Social Determinants of Health

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The social determinants of health are the social and economic factors that influence health. Inequities occur when a person experiences poorer outcomes and quality of care based on who they are, where they live or what they have. But how do we integrate this data into digital health systems?

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The social determinants of health are the social and economic factors that have an influence on a person's health. Inequities occur when a person experiences poorer outcomes and quality of care based on who they are, where they live or what they have. But how do we integrate this data into digital health systems?

We're joined by Infoway's Waldo Beauséjour, Marcy Antonio (PhD Candidate at the University of Victoria) and Dr. Annalijn Conklin (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia).

Be sure to visit the Social Determinants of Health working group on InfoCentral! 

Learn more about digital health equity in Infoway's recent study: Digital Health Equity Analysis: Access to Electronically-Enabled Health Services.

Theme Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. 

Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.