OVH and the Digital Health Team at PHSA have developed a Virtual Health toolkit for use during the COVID-19 pandemic. It features solutions that you may already have so you can continue to provide care to your patients and keep them at home.
The Virtual Health solutions endorsed by PHSA and the Office of Virtual Health (OVH) for COVID-19 are listed in the sidebar on the right. Follow the links to get more information and support for each solution.
Privacy and security for all Virtual Health solutions: While some of the recommended solutions in the PHSA toolkit have completed Privacy Impact Assessments and others have assessments in progress, all solutions in this toolkit are endorsed by the Ministry of Health and PHSA for immediate use under the emergency response due to COVID-19.
The provincial toolkit is a pdf document with detailed information about solutions being used by PHSA and health authorities across B.C.
Verbal or digital consent from the patient is acceptable before use of all Virtual Health solutions. Requirements are: