$2.5 million was committed to support research on virtual care in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Project Grant Priority Announcement program.
Recognizing the importance of virtual care in helping connect patients to health services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation committed $200,000 in 2020 to support research initiatives selected though CIHR’s fall competition.
Funding for research in virtual care will also be available through CIHR’s spring competition, and will focus on research projects analyzing:
- how virtual care usage has evolved since the beginning of the pandemic;
- the impacts of virtual care on the physician and patient experience, equity of access to care and outcomes of care;
- the economic impact of virtual care; and
- how virtual care can help Canada’s health care system recover post-pandemic.