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COVID-19 and the Surge in Virtual Care: Lessons Learned and Challenges to Come

Event Date: November 19, 2020
Location: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT (Zoom Webinar)
Result type: Events

Before COVID-19, virtual care was a topic of interest to many Canadians, but widespread uptake felt stubbornly out of reach. The pandemic changed everything and the delivery of virtual care surged almost overnight. 

Health care providers, policy-makers, and patients are wondering if we can sustain the momentum and how we should best integrate virtual care into our existing health care infrastructure. Has this revolution increased patient and provider satisfaction? Can it deliver the efficiencies that we have long anticipated? What does the evidence tell us?

Join us during Digital Health Week to hear from experts who have helped organizations shift to virtual care. They will share their lessons learned and perspectives on the challenges that lie ahead. 


  • Dr. Ann Collins, President, Canadian Medical Association
  • Dr. Robert Halpenny, Chair, Medical Services Commission, British Columbia
  • Mari Teitelbaum, Vice-President of Strategy, Quality and Family Partnership and Chief Innovation Officer, CHEO
  • Chris Kamel, Director, HTA and Rapid Response, CADTH (Moderator)

Related information:

Visit our digital health evidence portal for all our reports and resources on this topic.