Seventy per cent of Canadians see telemedicine as the future, and Lyte Medical wants to drive that conversation
Open to patients, provincial health authorities and healthcare professionals, the TAC brings together an accomplished multidisciplinary team of experts to help guide the development of telemedicine in Canada.
Covid has helped legitimize telemedicine, as well as significantly expanded its use. Prior to the pandemic, only 0.15 per cent of billable services were conducted virtually. But since then, Canadian Medical Association data found, 47 per cent of Canadians have used some form of virtual care during the pandemic, and 91 per cent claimed to be satisfied with the experience. All told, 70 per cent of Canadians believe telehealth represents the future of primary care.
With their experience in the field of virtual care, Lyte Medical is well positioned to lead this effort: through their own virtual practice they serve over 5,000 patients annually, in nine provinces and in many rural areas where doctor access can be limited.
The TAC aims to help drive the conversation about digital technology’s potential to improve accessibility within the Canadian health care system, and is committed to “reviewing, assessing and conquering barriers to the widespread adoption of virtual care from coast to coast.”
“Canada has been historically slow in the adoption of new medical technologies and therapies. One silver lining of this global event has been the uptake and endorsement of telehealth by everyday Canadians,” says Ali Mohamed, CEO of Lyte and founder of the TAC. “We want to ensure that advances and innovations in the telemedicine domain are delivered safely, securely, reliably and promptly to all Canadians.”
About the Telemedicine Association of Canada
The Telemedicine Association of Canada has a mission to advise, support and fulfill the needs of member physicians and clinics in the Canadian telemedicine space. With an accomplished multidisciplinary team of experts, the association will guide members to industry best-practices, along with assistance in adaptation to individual and association needs, in terms of telehealth operation, technology or platforms. For more information, visit the TAC website and follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
About Lyte Medical
Lyte Medical was founded in 2017 and has quickly become one of Canada’s leading virtual medical clinics; bolstered by two physical locations in British Columbia, with their flagship Jack Nathan centre in Kelowna. With its cutting-edge platform, Lyte Medical is able to see patients across 9 provinces – with services covered under a patient’s Provincial Health Coverage Plan. Helping over 5,000 patients annually, Lyte Medical brings healthcare online, in-home, and into the community through pharmacy and clinic partnerships. Lyte Medical sees patients from the most remote places in Canada through their virtual clinic platforms. This allows them to become a leader in connecting rural parts of Canada to doctors and helping them gain access to physician support without the travel or the wait. You can visit Lyte Medical online, or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
This story was created by Content Studio, TreeTown Media’s commercial content division, on behalf of the Telemedicine Association of Canada.