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Emergency teletriage: a promising new practice

Emergency teletriage: a promising new practice

The idea of using a telehealth modality for pre-triage in the emergency department was born at CHU de Québec-Université Laval in the spring of 2022. Originally, the establishment was looking for ways to continue to benefit from the expertise of nurses absent from the...

RQT Portal : Redesigned for Simplified Navigation

RQT Portal : Redesigned for Simplified Navigation

Since its creation, the RQT Portal has aimed to be the leading resource for telehealth in Quebec. The website caters to a broad audience and is divided into three sections: Patients, Healthcare Professionals, and Telehealth Practitioners. Centralizing information...

Telethrombolysis: when every minute counts

Telethrombolysis: when every minute counts

Telethrombolysis is a telehealth medical procedure that ensures equitable access to stroke treatment, regardless of the patient's place of residence. It quickly connects a specialist neurologist in another hospital center with the local emergency care team. This...

Savings for the population and the planet thanks to telehealth

Savings for the population and the planet thanks to telehealth

Health costs represent a very large proportion of the Quebec government's budget. In 2021-2022, expenditures allocated to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) exceeded $54 billion, representing 40% of the province's total budget. While citizens...

Telehealth at the heart of mental health service transformation

Telehealth at the heart of mental health service transformation

The Quebec Program for Mental Disorders (PQPTM) is meant to be a mental health service transformation based on the stepped care model and is aimed at people with symptoms of the most common mental disorders. Its goal is to promote access to the right service, at the...

Suicide.ca : Online Help, 24/7

Suicide.ca : Online Help, 24/7

For some people who are experiencing distress, it is sometimes easier to express themselves in writing. The suicide.ca chat and text intervention service can be a good option to ask for help and talk to someone about your situation. This specialized suicide prevention...

The CIRCUIT Program, a « plus » for the health of young people

The CIRCUIT Program, a « plus » for the health of young people

The Pediatric Intervention Center for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation for the whole family « Centre d'intervention en prévention et réadaptation cardiovasculaires pour toute la famille (CIRCUIT) » was established at the Sainte-Justine UHC in 2010. Its...

Provincial Teledermatology Deployment: it’s a start!

Provincial Teledermatology Deployment: it’s a start!

On June 20th, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Mr. Christian Dubé, announced the deployment of the teledermatology service across the province. As reported in February in our article Dermatology in the Digital Age, the benefits of this service are...

COVID-19 Symptom Surveillance at the Blainville CHSLD

COVID-19 Symptom Surveillance at the Blainville CHSLD

Telehealth practices are numerous. Although we spontaneously think of virtual meetings between a patient and a health professional, there are other ways of organizing virtual care such as remote assistance between professionals (teleassistance), case discussions via...

Dermatology in the Digital Age

Dermatology in the Digital Age

Access to specialized medical services is an important challenge in the Quebec health care system. Many patients awaiting a specialist consultation are often confronted with long delays. Among the specialties concerned, dermatology is on the verge of making a major...

Digital Health in Québec : A strong voice for patients

Digital Health in Québec : A strong voice for patients

The Réseau québécois de la télésanté (RQT) team is proud to highlight the creation of a new partnership with the Centre of Excellence for Partnership with Patients and the Public (CEPPP). With the support of the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec (FMSQ)...

Creating a Hybrid Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Creating a Hybrid Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre of the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (CCO-CRC) operates an interdisciplinary program that serves patients from the Jewish General Hospital, the McGill University Health Centre and Saint Mary's Hospital Centre. This...

Telehealth for the elderly

Telehealth for the elderly

The context of the pandemic has been conducive to the emergence of various initiatives to facilitate the delivery of care and services at a distance. Living environments such as public long-term care centres (CHSLDs) and private residences for the elderly (RPAs) have...

Learning about Telehealth on the Quebec.ca Website

Learning about Telehealth on the Quebec.ca Website

The content of the Telehealth section of Quebec.ca, the official website of the Gouvernement du Québec, is now available in English. Citizens are invited to visit this section to learn more about Telehealth advantages, scope, practice and services in the Public...

Oncology nurses in the age of Telehealth

Oncology nurses in the age of Telehealth

A new offer of virtual cancer care A new offer of virtual cancer care and services is taking shape in Quebec. Indeed, many people with cancer will now be able, if they wish, to benefit from remote follow-up via virtual meetings with their Oncology Pivot Nurse (OPN)....

Last update: March 13, 2023