News Item – Yukon doctors see untapped potential in ‘virtual care’

Yukon doctors are learning about ways to incorporate more “virtual care” into their practices this weekend — essentially, working with patients other than face-to-face.

It could be a simple phone call, or remote video imaging, or listening to a stethoscope over the Internet.

“It’s going to be an opportunity for all the physicians across the Yukon to get together and talk about the potential we see for this, for our patients here,” said Dr. Katharine Smart, incoming president of the Yukon Medical Association (YMA) which is hosting the “virtual care summit” in Whitehorse.

Full article at: CBC News


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