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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.

AFFILIATIONS

CST and ATA: Dr Picot is a founding member of the Canadian Society of Telehealth, and a member of COACH, the Canadian association of health IT professionals. She is also a member of some of the Special Interest Groups (SIG). In April 2010, the CST and the COACH associations joined forces, becoming one organization. She is a member of the American Telemedicine Association. She was for several years a member of the Keston Group, a group of independant researchers and consultants, and the International Society for telemedicine and e-ehealth (ISfTeH). She is a member of the Canadian University Womens' Club of Montreal, a chapter of the Canadian and International federation of University Women.

Infotelmed Associates are members of a number of professional associations and continue to renew and maintain links to the health and business sectors and to academia.