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Collaboration of PHSA leaders with B.C. health sector leaders contributes to transformation of care delivery: Part 1<img alt="" src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/ovh-overview-workflow-graph-480x320.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Collaboration of PHSA leaders with B.C. health sector leaders contributes to transformation of care delivery: Part 12020 may be a receding vision in our rear view mirrors, but the value of virtual health tools now available to B.C. citizens will carry on into the future.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/collaboration-of-phsa-leaders-with-b-c-health-sector-leaders-contributes-to-transformation-of-care-delivery-in-pandemic2020-12-22T08:00:00Z
Collaboration of PHSA leaders with B.C. health sector leaders contributes to transformation of care delivery: Part 2<img alt="" src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/ovh-health-link-bc-pathway_reduced.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Collaboration of PHSA leaders with B.C. health sector leaders contributes to transformation of care delivery: Part 2Many of the virtual health tools that you may have accessed during the pandemic were designed to keep B.C. citizens informed and safe.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/collaboration-of-phsa-leaders-with-b-c-health-sector-leaders-contributes-to-transformation-of-care-delivery-part-22020-12-21T08:00:00Z
An innovative processing site speeds the pace of COVID-19 testing in B.C.<img alt="" src="/lower-mainland-labs-site/PublishingImages/Spotlight%20alternate-1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />An innovative processing site speeds the pace of COVID-19 testing in B.C.A new site for in-taking COVID-19 samples is helping increase testing capacity and speed in B.C. Located in the Vancouver Convention Centre, the site came together in record time thanks to dedication of staff throughout the health-care system. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/an-innovative-processing-site-speeds-the-pace-of-covid-19-testing-in-b-c2020-12-18T08:00:00Z
PHSA teams collaborate to launch app that connects paramedics to interpreters serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing<img alt="Paramedic holds up iPhone showing live interpreter " src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/VRI-app-Nadine-Sarah-With-Andre-interpreter.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />PHSA teams collaborate to launch app that connects paramedics to interpreters serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of HearingFor the first time in Canada, paramedics can connect Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing patients with live American Sign Language interpreters using an app on their iPhones.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/phsa-teams-collaborate-to-launch-app-that-connects-paramedics-to-interpreters-serving-deaf-deaf-blind-and-hard-of-hearing2020-12-17T08:00:00Z
Award recognizes PHSA’s Provincial Language Service for work with the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing communities<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/delaney%20cva.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Award recognizes PHSA’s Provincial Language Service for work with the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing communitiesThe Provincial Language Service has been recognized for their work improving engagement with the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Community with an award from the International Association for Public Participation.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/award-recognizes-phsa’s-provincial-language-service-for-work-with-the-deaf-deaf-blind-and-hard-of-hearing-communities2020-12-09T08:00:00Z
B.C. launches new mouth rinse and gargle sample collection for school-aged children<img alt="Child with mouth rinse and gargle test container" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/mouth-rinse-image%20article.jpg?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />B.C. launches new mouth rinse and gargle sample collection for school-aged childrenProvincial Lab Medicine Services, the Public Health Lab, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) worked together to launch the unique program, the first of its kind in Canada.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/b-c-launches-new-mouth-rinse-and-gargle-sample-collection-for-school-aged-children2020-09-18T07:00:00Z
Celebrating the efforts of our PHSA IT Professionals<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/IMITS-Willingdon%20staff.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Celebrating the efforts of our PHSA IT ProfessionalsIn recognition of IT Professionals Day, we’re profiling a small sample of projects that showcase the skills and collaboration the PHSA Information Management/Information Technology Services (IMITS) team brings to its work every day.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/celebrating-the-efforts-of-our-phsa-it-professionals2020-09-18T07:00:00Z
Teamwork results in rapid deployment of Virtual Health for monitoring of COVID-19 cases<img alt="" src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/temp_foreign_worker_globe_reduced.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Teamwork results in rapid deployment of Virtual Health for monitoring of COVID-19 casesThe BC Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 Surge Office collaborated with PHSA Office of Virtual Health, IMITS and regional health authorities to rapidly deploy a technical solution for managing clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/teamwork-results-in-rapid-deployment-of-virtual-health-for-monitoring-of-covid-19-cases2020-09-17T07:00:00Z
Website downtime, September 20<img alt="" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/server-downtime-02.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Website downtime, September 20All PHSA external websites will be unavailable on September 20, 2020 from 1 to 3 a.m. while we perform maintenance work.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/website-downtime-september-202020-09-17T07:00:00Z
Virtual Health has made our visits more patient centred<img alt="" src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/IMG_1743_cropped.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Virtual Health has made our visits more patient centred“It’s an unbelievable relief not having to take a severely autistic child to see the doctor in person.” Micheline Wiebe, provincial director, Trauma Services BC, is grateful for virtual care for her son Carter.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/virtual-health-has-made-our-visits-more-patient-centred2020-09-15T07:00:00Z


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