A one-day forum brought together more than 130 participants – representing research, health care, industry, government, and lived experience – to start a dialogue about digital health needs and opportunities in BC and the Yukon.

Convened by MSFHR in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Yukon government, the inter-regional workshop aimed to accelerate digital solutions to some of health care’s most pressing challenges by connecting individuals outside their typical networks.

Attendees shared information on current digital health needs and initiatives within BC and the Yukon and took a closer look at how collaboration between research, industry, government, health care, and education sectors can succeed in leading to real-world benefits. Breakout sessions offered opportunities for multisector groups composed of representatives from all sectors to jointly explore innovative solutions for:

  1. Youths with mental health conditions (ages 11 to 25)
  2. Seniors living at home with complex care needs

The forum also supplied information and insights on applying for CIHR’s eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (eHIPP) funding opportunity.