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 Jocelyne Picot, Author 

Jocelyne Picot began her career in medical imaging as an x-ray technician in her native province of New Brunswick and later, at the Children’s Hospital in Montreal. She took night courses at the Thomas More Institute and completed a BA degree. When the CEGEP college system replaced some hospital-based theoretical teaching, she joined Ahuntsic college and later Dawson college where she taught radiography. During this time she completed a Master’s degree in Educational Technology at Concordia (formerly called Sir George Williams University). She then moved to Toronto as division chairman at the Toronto Institute of Medical Technology. After attending seminars held by Marshal McLuhan, she moved to Vancouver and began a PhD program in Communications at Simon Fraser University. Her thesis was based on the evaluation of communications technology in support of health care. She joined the federal government and completed studies based the use of telehealth and its impact on the health care system. After leaving the federal government she created a consulting company to evaluate the impact of communication technology in health care and develop strategic plans for hospitals and associations. At the request of the Université de Moncton she authored an online distance educational program about telehealth designed for health care professionals. These varied experiences inspired the creation of the book What Telehealth Can do for You. The book contains examples and stories of telehealth and telemedicine in many applications and locations around the world.

OUR VISION REMAINS:
Better communications for better access to health care.


INFOTELMED COMMUNICATIONS, one of Canada's well-known consulting and applied research companies specializing in planning, evaluating and designing tele-educational materials about telehealth is now focused on developing products that provide  information to the general public about telehealth in a new book through stories from around the world. 

This book is available in paperback by emailing the author jpicot@infotelmed.ca

Members of the University Womens' Club of Montreal (UWCM) can obtain the book at a discount of 28%, (excluding shipping and taxes). Books will be signed by the author upon request.

 

 BOOK ABOUT TELEHEALTH NOW AVAILABLE



This book is available in hard copy and as an e-book*. What is it about?

  • Canada was an early adopter of telehealth and e-health  due to the large distances that separated people from medical advice and health professionals far away. 
  • Today, telehealth is more than simply connecting patients and providers over large distances: 
  • Telehealth combined with e-health:  
  •     facilitates emergency rescues and access to information
  •     through teletriage, provides health care advice online or by phone
  •     permits monitoring at home for patients with chronic diseases, 
  •     helps seniors live at home independently,
  •     shortens wait times to diagnosis and treatment,
  •     increases personal awareness of healthy lifestyles
  •     permits digital images to be stored, retrieved and transferred across the miles 
  •     shortens or replaces hospital stays
  •     accelerates access to advice, information and care.
  • Through many examples - from emergency rescues at sea to tele-counselling from home and self-monitoring, the book shows the impact telehealth is having on patients and health professionals worldwide.
  • The examples and stories in this book will surprise even knowledgeable and experienced practitioners.
  • *THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH INGRAM SPARKS THE E-BOOK VERSION IS AVAILABLE FROM E-RETAILERS ALL OVER THE WORLD: AMAZON, BARNES AND NOBLE AND MANY OTHERS.