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  • Carolyn Steele Gray

    e-Health 2022 announces program lineup

    The two-day virtual conference takes a deep dive into AI, mental health, telemedicine, and virtual care projects across Canada For immediate releaseTORONTO, ON: 16 May 2022 The annual e-Health Conference & Tradeshow will take place virtually, June 1–2, 2022. Hosted by Canada Health Infoway, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), and Digital Health Canada, […]

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  • Doctor offers virtual care to elderly patient through mobile phone

    Improvement through partnership

    Have you felt frustrated in the wake of negative interactions with someone or something within our healthcare system? Perhaps you have experienced disappointment over an extended timeframe as a patient or family member. My personal experience as a long-term caregiver for loved ones led me to feel like an outsider — and at times an […]

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  • Haida Gwaii canoe

    We are all patients

    There’s often an internalized stigma when we consider ourselves patients. But the reality is, we’re all patients! From birth and beyond, we rely on our clinics, emergency departments, public health systems, and the experts. Our environments have been shaped over time to increase safety, wellness, and to satisfy our constitutional right to health and a […]

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    What does patient inclusion mean to you?

    To be included as an equal at tables with other healthcare partners, leaders, and providers is simply awe-inspiring. Patient inclusion means that we are all equals and that we all have meaningful contributions to make. At e-Health, for example, patient partners are included at every step of the conference process, from membership to planning committees, […]

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  • Colourful hands reach up towards the sky

    What motivates you to volunteer as a patient partner?

    I once read that “teachers don’t teach for the income — teachers teach for the outcome.” That is what motivates me to volunteer as a patient partner / advisor in the healthcare sector. Patient partners aren’t usually paid for their contributions and are often the only unpaid members at committees and conferences. We do this […]

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  • Sarah Hissett

    The value of the patient voice

    Being a patient advisor has given me access to many discussions and learning opportunities, not just within my home province of Alberta. It has allowed me to gain insight into healthcare across Canada. I am able to bring a patient perspective to various panels, meetings, and projects, and experience has shown that it grounds the […]

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