RAPID: Research Agenda for Perinatal Innovation & Digital health

This project aims to bring together a multi-stakeholder group, composed of patient partners as well as research, government, and health care decision-makers to co-develop a research agenda for digital innovation in perinatal health.


What will we do?

With funding from a Michael Smith Health Research BC convening and collaborating grant, we will:

(1) conduct a review of the literature to identify barriers and facilitators to use of technology in perinatal health care

(2) organize and implement engagement activities with patients, care providers and decision makers in the health care system, to collaborate on research priorities and identify digital health needs related to perinatal care; and

(3) develop a research agenda outlining a summary of activity findings and 3-5 evidence-based priorities, which will be shared with key partners through presentations and social media.

How can you get involved?

Are you a care provider in BC who provides perinatal health care?

Participate in the RAPID Thought Exchange. 

Are you connected to care providers in BC who provide perinatal health care?

Share the RAPID Thought Exchange with your network and on social media.

What are we hoping to achieve?

Through this work, we hope to set the foundation for future research collaboration and innovation in perinatal care to enhance patient, infant, and family health.e research collaboration and innovation in perinatal care to enhance patient, infant, and family health.

Who is involved in this project?

The project brings together a consortium of partner organizations with leadership from the Women’s Health Research Institute and BC Children’s Health Research Institute, including Perinatal Services BC, the Office of Virtual Health and Provincial Digital Health and Information Services.

What is digital health?

For more info and resources related to digital health please visit BCCHR’s Digital Health Research resource page.

Beth Payne, Chair | Research Project Manager, Digital Health, WHRI/BCCHR 

Gina Ogilvie, Vice-Chair/PI | Senior Advisor, Research, BC Women’s /Assistant Director, WHRI

Tibor van Rooij, Member, Co-PI | Director, Research Informatics, BCCHR

Nicole Prestley, Member | Knowledge Translation Lead, WHRI

Quýnh Doan, Member | Interim Senior Executive Director, BCCHR

Marianne Vidler, Member | Assistant Professor, Dept. OB/Gyn

Punit Virk, Member/Trainee| PhD candidate, Faculty of Medicine

May Tuason, Member | Director, Clinical Architecture and Innovation, Provincial Digital Health and Information Services

Kathryn Berry-Einarson, Member | Director, Quality & Research, Perinatal Services BC, PHSA

Dominik Stoll, Member | Senior Leader, Virtual Health, Office of Virtual Health, Provincial Digital Health and Information Services

Connect with us

Are you interested in connecting? Do you have questions? 

Email Beth Payne, Digital Health Research Program Manager, WHRI/BCCHR BPayne@cw.bc.ca 

Our progress

Funding awarded > Steering committee convened > Literature review complete > Care provider engagement > Patient engagement > Workshops held > Research strategy developed > Research strategy disseminated
Funding awarded > Steering committee convened > Literature review complete