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BCATPR's new web portal helps patients stay healthy after cancer treatment 

MyHealthConnect Oncology

In partnership with the British Columbia division of the Canadian Cancer Society (BCCCS), BCATPR has developed MyHealthConnect - Oncology to improve patient transitions from active cancer care to primary care. The website was created in response to cancer survivors' need for support to be the healthiest they can be after completing cancer treatment. The survivorship portal encourages patients to self-manage their experience and track progress towards personal goals.

The service is being offered to BCCCS clientele who have had breast and/or colorectal cancer, or users can sign up directly by contacting the MyHealthConnect-Oncology administrator at
1-855-444-1265 ext. 2.



Seriously ill kids in BC can now get urgent care via video

Canada’s first tele-paediatric service has launched in BC, allowing children to access specialized care closer to their homes. High-resolution cameras and stethoscopes now allow medicals teams at Kootenay Boundary Region, Nanaimo, Victoria and Vancouver hospitals to assess seriously ill or injured children remotely.         


Opinion: To propel digital health, we need to make technology invisible

Image credit: Sozialhelden e.V. CC 2.0    


In order to transform healthcare, solutions need to be built around a problem, not the other way around. This article explores how technology integrated into our home environments (i.e., the Internet of things) is the first step towards a new era of innovation.



FDA is rewriting its guidelines to keep pace with health tech

To approve new technologies at a faster rate, the FDA is launching a new unit dedicated to digital health. The unit will be redesigned by a team of engineers to allow for speedier approval and regulation of a wider range of products, such as apps. It would work differently than the current system, allowing more established companies a quicker pass than those without good track records.



Predicting health outcomes with Google's brain

Google is using machine learning to predict illness before it happens. The company is analyzing electronic health records data from three medical centres in the United States to develop technology that will prevent treatment-related infections, medication errors and hospital re-admissions.