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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.

Who's who  

Infotelmed's president, Dr Jocelyne Picot, has over 25 years' experience in the field of telehealth, possesses a MA in Educational Technology and a PhD in Communications. She is a founding member of the Canadian Society of Telehealth (now the Canadian Telehealth Forum) and a member of the American Telemedicine Association.  She has managed telehealth project evaluations, developed strategic plans and conducted needs assessments for provincial and federal governments, associations, and First Nations and Inuit organizations. Named Canadian University Fellow at McGill University (Montreal), she was subsequently appointed adjunct professor, and consultant to the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal. In 2013 she developed an online course in French about telehealth for the Université de Moncton. Now semi-retired she keeps abreast of telehealth developments.

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Qui sommes nous

Le Dr Jocelyne Picot. présidente d'infotelmed, possède plus que 20 ans d'expérience dans le domaine de la télésanté et détient un MA en technologie educationelle et un PhD en communications. Membre fondatrice de la Société Canadienne de télésanté, elle a souvent été conférencière à des réunions locales et internationales au sujet de la télésanté et elle a plusieurs publications à son nom. A la tête d'une équipe de chercheurs et experts-conseils, elle a completé des évaluations de projets, des plans stratégiques et opérationnels et des analyses de besoin pour des associations, les gouvernements de plusieurs provinces Canadiennes, des collectivités de Premières Nations ainsi que Santé Canada. Accordée la distinction de "Canadian University Fellow" dans le programme de 3e cycle en communications de l'Université McGill en 1998, elle fut ensuite nommée professeure associée jusqu'à 2008. De 1998-2005 elle a été la conseillère principale en télémédecine au Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM).

Since the book "What Telehealth Can Do For You:- Electronic and Mobile Health Care in the Connected Age" was published in late August 2015, 150 paperback books have been sold or distributed and many e-books have been purchased online. With 274 pages, 12 chapters, many references, a full index and several illustrations, the book describes telehealth applications for the average non-technical, non-medical reader. 

A common misconception is that this book was written exclusively for health care personnel and medical professionals.  While medical people are not exempt from reading this book, the book is meant for all of us. We  can all benefit from health information, advice and health care from wherever we are, whether in an emergency or in everyday life.