Telehealth – A Model for Effective Inter-Institutional Videoconferencing

B.C’s Ministry of Health works together with its six regional health partners to deliver quality, timely and appropriate health services to British Columbians. In 2008, the Ministry of Health facilitated the implementation of Telehealth, a shared videoconferencing system that aims to deliver faster health care and reduce travel burdens for rural patients by connecting patients with health professionals across distances.

Under B.C’s Health Authorities direction and guidance, Telehealth connects patients through live videoconferencing to clinical, administrative and educational consultations in over 100 communities across the province.

With over 470 videoconferencing endpoints and 200 Telehealth facilities, establishing this highly successful inter-institutional service was no simple undertaking. Network bandwidth, connectivity and end-point management were some of the challenges in delivering and supporting videoconferencing as a province-wide collaboration tool.

Join this session to explore HSSBC’s approach, and learn more about the application, benefits and challenges of applying a similar serviced at B.C.’s research universities and institutes. 

Panel Participants

Anthony Knezevic, Senior Manager, Collaboration Technologies, UBC.
Vitali Didenko, Senior Network/Telecom Specialist, Health Shared Services BC
Igor Marusech, Manager, Collaboration and Unified Communication Services, Health Shared Services BC



Intended Audience 

Health Care, Campus IT; Videoconferencing Services

Session Duration

60 minutes

Session Schedule

Wednesday, May 2nd
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Canfor Policy Room (1600)


Anthony Knezevic