Digital Health Week 2022


Looking for different ways to engage during Digital Health Week?

Join us in celebrating Digital Health Week by attending events, listening to podcast episodes, sharing social media content, and learning from our resources!


Digital Health Week the PHSA

For this year’s celebration, the PHSA Office of Virtual Health and Digital Health Strategy Office are working with key partners in the health-care system and across British Columbia to bring you a wide variety of learning opportunities and fun activities. The theme for this year is empowerment, equity, and inclusion. For a full list of this week’s festivities, check out their website. 

Putting Digital Health to Work November 17th

Important event update: The format for the Nov. 17th Putting Digital Health to Work event is now exclusively virtual. If you have already registered or plan to register for this event, please note this change.

This year for Digital Health Week, the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) and Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) have once again joined forces in partnership with the PHSA Office of Virtual Health and Digital Health Strategy Office (DHSO) to bring you a fun and inspiring afternoon of speakers, vendors, food and more!

This VIRTUAL event will feature success stories that highlight how we are putting digital health to work to improve women’s and children’s health in BC.


@WomensResearch Podcast Episodes

In this episode, Candice Taguibao chats with Dr. Caroline Figueroa, Dr. Gina Ogilvie, and Dr. Roopan Gill about digital health, equity, and innovation

Melissa Nelson sits down with Nicole Keay and Stephanie Lam, co-hosts of the Gynecologic Oncology Sharing Hub (or GOSH) podcast to discuss their podcasting journey, the power of storytelling, and patient engagement.

This episode is led by Candice Taguibao, and features Dr. Patti Janssen, Shaina Pennington, Nadia Fourik, Randi Parsons, and David Puddicombe. Together, they explore the development and implementation of SmartMom from research, clinician, and user perspectives.

Dr. Lori Brotto and Kate Wahl sit down with Professor Timothy Caulfield to discuss the role the research can play in debunking pseudoscience.

What are people saying about the COVID-19 pandemic?

Nicole Prestley speaks with Dr. Ahmed Al-Rawi, Dr. Julia Smith, and Maliha Saddiqi, members of the Gender + COVID-19 project at Simon Fraser University, who are analyzing social media posts through machine learning and various research methods. Their goal is to better understand how people discuss COVID-19, through a gendered lens.

Dr. Beth Payne and Dr. Robine Donken explore the role the research community can play to help ensure health information shared online is accurate and evidence-based.


What is Digital Health? Listen to Dr. Beth Payne from BC Children’s Hospital Research tell us more our Instagram Reel  (@womensresearch).

How does digital health technology work for us? Check out this #FactFriday post on our Instagram (@womensresearch) to learn more.


The WHRI has resources available for Digital Health in our online Learning Corner. We collaborated with the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) on a virtual learning series to support our investigators and trainees working on digital health projects to improve the health of children, women, and other marginalized genders. This learning series is for researchers, care providers, and other stakeholders interested in incorporating digital technologies in a health intervention or health systems process and aims to equip learners to succeed – from project initiation through to implementation.