Indigenous people in remote Canadian communities are at risk because of poor access to comprehensive and local health care programming and services. As the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed health care disparities through outbreaks in rural and remote regions, rapid solutions that are culturally safe, community directed and consistent with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action must be considered.
The current strategies with acute illnesses of inefficient telephone consults and unnecessary transports to distant health centers have led to enormous social burdens on families, increased morbidity and mortality, fears associated with previous colonial narratives and high health care costs.
In this webinar, we will discuss how virtual care platforms are able to address these challenges in a culturally safe and appropriate way, focusing on acute pediatric illness in Indigenous communities in northern and rural Saskatchewan as a use case.
Presented by Teladoc Health. Teladoc Health is the world leader in virtual care.
Cory Fry, Director Hospitals & Health Systems at Teladoc Health, leads business development, account management and client success with Canadian hospital and health systems and is part of the Canadian leadership team of Teladoc Health Canada. He is engaging conversations nationally about user experience, digital innovation, enterprise strategy and modernizing legacy systems in the health sector. An adventurer, leader, and excellent connector, Cory thrives on business opportunities, creating partnerships, and community development initiatives. Cory lives in Victoria, BC with his partner and 'small Frys'.
Dr. Stacey Lovo, Assistant Professor, School of Rehab Science, Associate member Dept. of Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan is a research scientist whose work focuses on:
- Use of e-health technologies (telehealth, remote presence robotics) and inter-professional teams to enhance access to physical therapy and team based care in rural and remote regions;
- culturally responsive healthcare; and
- musculoskeletal physical therapy
She earned her PhD in Health Science in the College of Medicine at University of Saskatchewan in 2018.