hcq volume 19, issue 3, P61-66 2016 DOI: 10.12927/hcq.2016.24863 View full text
A. Ross, Tracey Yap, Johan van der Nest, Keith Martin, Alison Edie

Abstract: Residents of Canada's rural and remote communities know the challenges associated with accessing consistent healthcare. Alberta Health Services uses telehealth technology to minimize travel for rural and remote residents who require follow-up with specialists, however until recently, telehealth was only used in specialty care. This article describes a pilot project introduced in two remote northern Alberta communities to determine the feasibility and sustainability of using telehealth in the delivery of primar…

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