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Member, Citizen User Team, Health Gateway Project

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The Ministry of Health continues to add new data and features to the Health Gateway and seeks 30 patient partners to provide input to ensure that the application is easy to understand and use.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

Ministry of Health, Health Sector Informational Technology Division

Aim

The goal of the Health Gateway is to provide BC residents with secure access to their health information in a single place. Patient partners will be asked to participate in 1:1 user interviews to help us understand the goals, attitudes and behaviours of individuals and their families when accessing health information to manage their care

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.

Eligibility

Desire to access health information online such as medication history, lab results, immunization records, diagnostic imaging reports and health visits Currently managing health information related to their care through apps and other tools Have a need to share health information with others, including care providers and family members Experience tracking personal health information on a regular basis, such as allergies, over the counter medications, symptoms, etc.

Logistics

30 vacancies 1:1 telephone/online interviews (30-60 mins) email correspondence and quick online interactivity tests September, for one year, with an option to extend

Reimbursement

Online Meetings or Telephone.

Background

The goal of the Health Gateway is to provide BC residents with secure access to their health information in a single place. We engaged with patient partners in the development and launch of our initial product. We want to continue our engagement as it is critical in helping us understand the goals, attitudes and behaviours of individuals and their families when accessing health information to manage their care. Patient partners will be asked to participate in 1:1 user interviews which help us design features and understand what problems we can help them solve with the Health Gateway. You will also be asked to complete very short usability tests for potential features, which guides our interactive design.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region
604.510.0449
jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

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