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Health care providers are encouraged to use Telehealth for: 1. Clinical Services, Continuing Professional Education and Administrative Services.

Privacy of Health Information

Telehealth ensures that personal health information is secure and remains secure throughout the Telehealth encounter. Any information will be: a) collected, b) recorded, c) stored, d) used or e) disclosed in accordance with the regional health authorities involved, The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Saskatchewan), and The Health Information Protection Act (Saskatchewan). Furthermore, all Telehealth sessions occur on private and secure Internet connections that can only be accessed by authorized health care professionals.

Health care providers are encouraged to use Telehealth for: 1. Clinical Services, 2. Continuing Professional Education and 3. Administrative Services.

Clinical Services

Telehealth is an excellent way to provide a diverse range of clinical services, including consultations and follow-ups between:

  • a health care provider (s) and a patient in different locations (a "clinic session"), or
  • a team of health care providers in different locations (a "case conference").

Clinical services that have used Telehealth include:

  • Child Psychiatry
  • Chronic Renal Insufficiency
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • General Surgery
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Stoma Therapy
  • Tele-Radiology

Click here to learn more about Telehealth clinical services, including what to expect during the clinic session.

How to Refer Patients to Current Clinicians

As a health care provider, you can request through your referral to any practitioner to have your patient seen using Telehealth. While not every community has Telehealth sites at this time, there may be a Telehealth site that is closer to the patient's home than traveling to see the health care provider at his or her office.

Simply indicate on your referral letter that the patient may benefit from being seen over Telehealth.

How to Provide a Clinical Service

If you are interested in providing your clinical service or specialty over Telehealth either on a scheduled or a trial basis, please contact us.

Continuing Professional Education

Delivering Education

Telehealth is an excellent way to deliver educational sessions to a wide variety of health care providers, patients and the general public.

Want to plan an education event on Telehealth?

See these Education Tips for more information on doing a successful presentation via Telehealth.

Attending Education

Telehealth is used for a wide variety of educational sessions - many of which may be attended for continuing education credentialing / licensing purposes.

Health care professionals are responsible for:

  • Checking the monthly Telehealth calendar,
  • Registering for sessions,
  • Attending,
  • Keeping track of their own attendance/credits as required by their professional association.

Click here to view the latest calendar of education events.

Administrative Services

Telehealth is an option to connect health care groups for administrative meetings.

Utilizing Telehealth for administrative meetings may reduce travel time and increase participation.

Want to plan an administrative meeting using Telehealth?

Administrative Booking Form

Click here to learn more about the benefits of Telehealth for health care providers.

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