Connection method: Virtual
Open to Provincial Region
The Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) are looking for patients, caregivers, or family members to contribute their voice towards a provincial remote monitoring solution for patients.
Remote patient monitoring includes the use of technology to collect blood pressure readings, heart rate, weight & oxygen levels through connected devices as well as patient reported symptoms from the completion of questionnaires.
Ministry of Health and Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
• To ensure that we are incorporating the ideas, concerns, and needs of patients and families in the decisions we make regarding a future remote patient monitoring solution.
• Patient partners will provide their feedback to the PHSA Office of Virtual Health team to identify key aspects that patients would be looking for from a remote patient monitoring solution.
As a patient, caregiver, or family member, we want to hear your input on what you would you want from a remote patient monitoring solution as we embark on a search to find a new solution. The Ministry of Health has been working in close partnership with all of the health authorities in British Columbia to find a solution that best meets patient and clinical needs.
Understanding patients’ requirements and perspectives is a key step in moving towards obtaining a solution that results in quality care, and positive patient and family experiences.
Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.
Open to patient partners across the province who:
• Have experience as a patient, or a family member/caregiver of a patient who has received health care in an acute hospital, or primary and community health care setting
• Preferred but not required: experience with chronic disease, mental health, palliative, or cancer care
• Preferred but not required: experience with remote patient monitoring or home health monitoring. This could include the use of technology to collect blood pressure readings, heart rate, weight & oxygen levels through connected devices as well as patient reported symptoms from the completion of questionnaires
• Are comfortable using using Zoom to attend online meetings
If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Patient Partner Commitments, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact Cassy Mitchell.
• Number of vacancies: 4
• Date and Time: Throughout March 2023 2-4 meetings will be scheduled during business hours (9am to 5pm) and each meeting will last up to 3 hours in duration. There will also be a 30 minute pre-briefing session prior to the engagement starting
• Location: Virtual meetings via Zoom
• Commitment: One month
No out of pocket expenses are anticipated for this engagement opportunity. However, if you meet the eligibility criteria, but have concerns about your ability to participate, please contact Cassy Mitchell email@example.com to see if support options are available. We are always seeking to better understand and reduce barriers to participation.
Compensation for patient partner time will be provided according to PHSA’s organizational policies.
Remote patient monitoring is one of the virtual health tools that help support patient care outside of traditional health care settings. It involves the monitoring and co-management of a patient’s health and well being by their care team who are not physically present, using technology to collect and share patient data. The data collected and shared with care teams includes biometric measures such as blood pressure, heart rate, weight and oxygen levels through connected devices, as well as patient reported symptoms from completion of questionnaires on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. These tools have shown to have positive impacts on patients’ health outcomes, and engagement with their care team.
The Ministry of Health, and the provincial health authorities will be engaging with a multitude of different stakeholders across a variety of areas and departments to provide input on what to look for in a remote patient monitoring solution. Your role would be to provide the patient, family, or caregiver perspective towards the vendor solutions that are selected for demonstration.