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Advisor, Remote Patient Monitoring Vendor Review – Sandbox, BC Ministry of Health

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Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: In-person

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland

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Volunteer Opportunity
Patients’ health care outcomes and experiences can improve when clinicians appropriately use technology to remotely track patients’ symptoms and biometric readings (e.g., blood pressure, heart rate, weight, oxygen levels and glucose levels). The Ministry of Health, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Providence Health Care (PHC), and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) are looking for patient partners to participate in an in-person testing workshop (sandbox) and contribute their voice towards a provincial remote patient monitoring solution for BC.

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Lead Organization/Department
The BC Ministry of Health, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Providence Health Care (PHC), and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)

Aim
• To ensure that we are incorporating the ideas, concerns, and needs of patients, families, caregivers in the decisions we make regarding a future provincial remote patient monitoring solution for the province of BC.
• Patient partners have an opportunity to use the vendor solution and provide feedback directly to the Health Authorities and organizations on the overall patient experience, advantages, and disadvantages of the solution, and device option.

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.

Eligibility
Open to patient partners from across the greater Vancouver area who:
• Have experience as a patient, or a family member/caregiver of a patient who has received health care in a hospital, or primary and community health care setting within the last 10 years.
• Preferred but not required: experience with chronic disease management, mental health care, palliative care, cancer care, or seniors’ 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 Zoom videoconferencing to attend online meetings, as well as an in-person workshop including other patient partners and various members from the BC Health Authorities and Organizations.

Logistics
• Number of vacancies: 3-4
• Date and Time:
– Pre-briefing meeting: May 15 or 16th, 2023 to be confirmed
– In person testing workshop (sandbox): May 18, 2023
• Format:
– 1 online pre-briefing meeting scheduled during business hours (9am to 5pm) that will be approximately one hour in duration
– 1 in person testing workshop (sandbox) (4 hours in duration during business hours)
• Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom, In person at 1333 West Broadway – PHSA Corporate Office
• Commitment: Two days

Reimbursement
No out-of-pocket expenses are anticipated for this engagement opportunity. Travel and parking costs incurred by patient partners will be reimbursed.

Background
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has the potential to help patients avoid emergency department visits and hospital admissions, have shorter hospital stays, and have closer interaction with health professionals while staying at home. RPM can also help health professionals collaborate better as a team and support a larger number of patients.

RPM is one of the virtual health tools that help support patient care outside of traditional health care settings. RPM 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 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.

 

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jami Brown | BA, MAPC (she/her/hers) Engagement Leader BC Patient Safety & Quality Council 604.510.0449 jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

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