The Province: CoHeaRT members Dr. Scott Lear and Bev McCarthy introduce telehealth research for chronic disease

July 27, 2012

Donald Kinder, telehealth study participant
Donald Kinder is participanting in a BCATPR / CoHeaRT telehealth study.

Dr. Scott Lear and Bev McCarthy, members of the CoHeaRT team and the BC Alliance on Telehealth Policy and Research (BCATPR), were recently interviewed for a feature on telehealth and its ability to bridge the gap in health care for patients living in remote areas. Research conducted by BCATPR members and CoHeaRT staff hopes to shed some light on the effectiveness of virtual programs which aim to improve self-management of chronic diseases such as heart failure or diabetes. The full Province article can be accessed here.