Dr. Kendall Ho is an emergency medical specialist in Vancouver, a professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He leads the Digital Emergency Medicine Unit and is recognized for his ground-breaking research in digital health, spanning over 20 years in areas including: sensors and wearables development and use of big data in health care settings, health apps to improve patient care, virtual health to support care access, and raising digital health literacy for health professionals and patients.
Dr. Ho is the evaluation lead of the Real Time Virtual Support pillar of the BC Emergency Medicine Network, and the medical director of HealthlinkBC 8-1-1 virtual physician service. He works with B.C. and Canadian governments, non-government organizations and other health policy agencies to support evidence-informed policy translation in digital health. He conducts his research in Canada and internationally with partners in Asia, Europe and Australasia. He chairs the Canadian Association of Emergency Medicine Digital Emergency Medicine Committee and is a member of the Canadian Virtual Care Task Force, the International Medical Informatics Association Telehealth Working Group and the International Federation of Emergency Medicine Novel and Advanced Technologies Special Interest Group. Dr. Ho's work has been recognized with provincial and national awards for research and education in digital health and community engagement.
News and Awards
- CMAJ open -
- JMIR formative research -
- Yearbook of medical informatics -
- Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979) -
- Journal of the American Heart Association -