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Event summary produced by The Globe and Mail Events team. The Globe’s editorial department was not involved.

As part of its ongoing Virtual Health Care Event Series, The Globe and Mail hosted the Chronic Illness: How will technology transform care? webcast on June 16. The Globe’s Health Reporter and Columnist André Picard was joined by a panel of health care practitioners and advocates to discuss the ways in which new remote health care technology might be more fully integrated into Canada’s public health care system, even after the country reaches the vaccination levels required to lift more of its COVID-19 restrictions.

Joining Picard were Dr. Essam Hamza, CEO of CloudMD Software and Services (a provider of remote health care technology); Dr. Fatimah Jackson-Best, who oversees the Black Health Alliance’s Pathways to Care mental health care project; Consuelo Benson, a patient with lived experience and advocate for the Arthritis Society; and Dr. Rui Su, a co-founder and the Chief Clinical Officer of MedMe Health, a startup providing clinical technology services to pharmacists.

The full playback of the group’s discussion, which included the panel’s thoughts on inequities in the health care system, the pros and cons of virtual care, the patient journey and more, is available to view below. To revisit the first two events in The Globe’s Virtual Health Care series, you can find May 19′s Health Equity webcast here, and April 21′s Virtual Care in the Long Term webcast here. For more information on The Globe and Mail Events, including links to register for upcoming webcasts, visit our virtual event hub.

Webcast Playback | Chronic Illness: How will technology transform care?

The Globe and Mail presented this webcast with sponsor support from CloudMD Software & Services Inc.

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