BroHealth: Healthy Minds for Working Men

Early Identification and Prevention of Major Depression in Male Workers Overview The goal of this Movember funded research program led by Dr. JianLi Wang of the University of Calgary is to develop effective and sustainable strategies for reducing the risk of major depression in male workers, with a focus on 1) male workers’ needs, 2) […]
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ED Patient Care

Patients visiting the Emergency Department (ED) often experience communication challenges during their care journey. Health apps on smartphones and online resources can offer powerful and personal solutions to these challenges encountered in the ED journey. Research has suggested patients believe mobile health applications could reduce cost, save time, increase convenience, and improve communication (Sikka 2012). […]
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InterCultural Online Health Network (iCON)

iCON (InterCultural Online Health Network) is an eHealth Strategy Office research initiative that embodies excellence in innovation, evaluation and translation of best practices in health care. Purpose iCON is a community engagement initiative that brings together health practitioners and community members to learn and share about chronic disease prevention and management, including diabetes, heart disease, […]
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Learning for Life

UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Digital Emergency Medicine is proud to share the Learning for Life resources for educators teaching grades 4-7. These new teaching resources include an accessible and easy to use teacher’s guide with lesson plans. The cross-curricular content is matched to the new K-9 core competencies, related to the social emotional learning component […]
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TEC4Home COPD

TEC4Home COPD is an evaluation of how home telemonitoring can support patients recovering at home following a COPD exacerbation. The aim is to improve patient outcomes and quality of life by reducing the number of unnecessary ED readmissions, hospitalizations and length of stay. TEC4Home COPD enables patients to receive monitoring and self-management support in the […]
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TEC4Home Heart Failure

Heart Failure in the Emergency Department in BC: In 2014-2015, VGH and SPH saw close to 900 heart failure (HF) patients presenting to the emergency department. Of the 900, 79% were admitted to hospital and had an average length of stay of more than 11 days resulting in a high resource intensity weight (RIW) (VGH […]
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