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Technology for health care service and public input

UM Café Scientifique launches new season on February 22

February 8, 2023 — 

Understanding patient experiences, perspectives, and outcomes is critical to improving healthcare services and how it is delivered. Today, new developments in technology have provided solutions that are becoming increasingly common since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are many examples of technology being used to collect input from individuals to inform more person-centered and accessible healthcare. Patients are also coming to rely on telehealth, computers, and telephones to interact with their healthcare providers.

Join our expert panel of Manitoba researchers who will showcase how innovative healthcare technologies can be used to deliver public health services.


Dr. Alanna Baldwin – Research Network Director, Manitoba Primary and Integrated Healthcare Innovation Network (MPN), Department of Family Medicine


Dr. Gayle Halas – Assistant Professor and Rady Chair in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

Ms. Sarah Kirby – Lead, Health Quality and Patient-Reported Measurement, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation.

Dr. Jennifer Henzel, Staff Psychiatrist, Health Sciences Centre and Crisis Response Centre, Director of Telepsychiatry, and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba.

Add the Café Scientifique the February 22 Café Scientifique to your calendar and join us from 7pm-8:30pm at Smartpark Hub at 100 Research Road. Coffee and other refreshments will be served.

This is a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual options to attend. Join us on YouTube for live online viewing at 7 pm CST. Participate during the live session by asking your questions via email to Research [dot] Communications [at] UManitoba [dot] ca.

No user registration needed.

About UM Café Scientifique

The UM Café Scientifique series brings together experts with non-researchers (you, me, neighbors and friends) in a relaxed atmosphere to learn about their research and the questions it raises. Cafés are scheduled throughout the academic year, on a weeknight, and encompass topics that reflect the breadth of research underway at the UM. They are hosted and organized by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International).

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.


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