COVID-19 has been a catalyst for change across sectors, but has specifically prompted a Canadian healthtech boom.
Nowhere has that been more clear than the virtual care space. A recent study by ICES showed that in the first few months of the pandemic, visits to primary care clinics across Ontario declined by 79 percent, while virtual visits, per 1,000 individuals per day, rose by a staggering 5,600 percent. A similar survey conducted by the Canadian Medical Association last year showed that 47 percent of Canadians have used virtual care during the pandemic, with 91 percent saying they were very satisfied with the experience.
What happens to virtual care in a (hopefully) post-pandemic world?
But while necessity led to the adoption of virtual care innovation, what happens next as we (hopefully) approach a post-pandemic world?
To answer this question, BetaKit has teamed up with TELUS Health for a livestreamed conversation on the future of virtual care in Canada.
Taking place Tuesday, July 27, the panel conversation will feature virtual care providers, clinicians, and healthtech investors discussing the evolution of Canadian healthcare and the role that innovation can play in its future.
This BetaKit Live will be streamed simultaneously to Facebook and Twitter. Have a question you’d like asked during the stream? Post it in the comments section below and we’ll make sure it gets answered!
BetaKit Live: The future of virtual care
Tuesday, July 27th, 4:00PM-4:45PM EST
Douglas Soltys – Editor-in-Chief, BetaKit
Special Guest Participants:
Chris Engst – Director, TELUS Health MyCare, TELUS Health
Dr. Khush Amaria, PhD, C.Psych – Sr. Clinical Director, MindBeacon
Jeffrey Kadanoff, P.Eng., MBA – Managing Director, Esplanade Ventures