The Technologies in Emergency Care (TEC) conference is back! This year, TEC has decided to take a strategic pivot in format to give focused attention to a rapidly changing sector of health care: Digital Health.
Digital health is an umbrella term encompassing everything from virtual health, rural/remote decision support, remote patient monitoring, and much more. With the rapid adoption of digital health through the pandemic, compounded with the attrition of family medicine, patients and providers have experienced some of the negative unintended consequences of these changes.
At TEC 2023, we would like to shape the future of digital health, transforming it to become a benefit for the patient and provider alike.
To begin such an ambitious aim, with the help of organizing partners (Healthcare Excellence Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada Health Infoway, Canadian Medical Association, Health Canada, Canadian Institutes for Health Information, Rural Coordination Centre of BC, First Nations Health Authority) we are bringing together the chief stakeholders to drive this change. We need clinician and patient voices to inform policy-makers what effective digital health looks like. The chief output of TEC 2023 is a set of papers designed to shape policy by being informed by key stakeholders (in attendance at TEC 2023) and outlines what essential digital health looks like.
When? May 12 – 13, 2023
Where can I participate in TEC?
- In-person: Vancouver General Hospital, Paetzold Auditorium
Limited in-person availability. Register early to secure your seat!
- Virtual attendance for those who cannot attend the in-person event.
Registration is free for frontline clinicians and patients / clients / caregivers
For more information, visit www.tecconference.health
Digital Emergency Medicine is a research unit in the UBC Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine, with the goal of introducing, researching and implementing technology innovations in emergency and primary care with their interdisciplinary partners to improve people’s health and strengthen health systems.
The VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health’s primary philanthropic partner, raising funds for specialized adult health services and research for all British Columbians. The VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation partners with donors to drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and Vancouver Community Health Services.
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) sees over 95,000 patients per year and houses a Level 1 Trauma Centre. VGH is a 955 bed adult tertiary care hospital focusing on tertiary, trauma, and neurological care. The Emergency Medicine group at VGH supports strong research and academic educational programs.