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Patient and community centered eHealth: Exploring eHealth barriers and facilitators

Study findings reveal that Chinese and Punjabi immigrant seniors in British Columbia have low eHealth literacy levels, compounded by challenges related to language, culture, attitude, and accessibility. As such, eHealth tools must be culturally-tailored and designed to address these barriers to better serve diverse populations. Read more online in the Health Policy and Technology Journal
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Registration for the eHITS Public Forum is now open!

To find out more information about this free event, including time, location, speakers and registration visit
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Chinese herbs mixed with medications can be hazardous

A new tool created by University of B.C. medical students aims to minimize risks Using traditional Chinese herbal remedies while also taking prescription medications can cause potentially life-threatening reactions. After a survey of Chinese immigrants in Vancouver found that many use traditional herbs and fail to disclose it to their doctors, a group of medical […]
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eHITS Public Forum: Using Technology for Health and Wellness!

UBC Faculty of Medicine eHealth Strategy Office, in partnership with the Provincial Patients as Partners Committee and the e-Patient/ eHealth Working Group, is hosting a public forum on November 19, 2015. This public and patient-focused event will introduce and showcase how eHealth – the use of modern technology for health management – is being used […]
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Medical Post roundtable takes a look at the future of digital health

Timed with the Medical Post’s 50th anniversary issue, the publication brought together a roundtable of physicians and thought leaders to discuss the current and future states of digital health. Kendall Ho, the director of the eHealth Strategy Office was one of those invited to contribute. The result: a call to action for Canadians, health care […]
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iCON: Supporting Chinese and South Asian BC citizens for optimal self-management

Cultural minorities can be disadvantaged in accessing information and services to support them in their optimal self-management. Read more at
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