The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably changed the nature of virtual life. Following this new perspective, the participants choosing this field will be introduced to the various issues now faced by the healthcare system and they will be encouraged to find technological and innovative solutions to answer said issues. We have consulted numerous healthcare professionals (psychologist, physician, entrepreneur, human resources manager, chiropractor, etc.) from various environments, including Hôpital Montfort, the CISSSO and private practices in order to produce an overview of their current challenges. Here are some examples of issues the participants might choose to tackle:

  • Which technological means can be used to contact patients and centre them in the healthcare process so that they can easily and effectively use the techniques taught online and provide feedback to help improve the product or service?

  • Which user-friendly, mobile and secure technological means can be used to measure patient physiological data for both medical and research purposes?

  • How to facilitate teleworking and collaboration in virtual settings.

  • What technological means can be developed to alleviate mental health issues resulting from the lack of human contact or other challenges relating to physical distancing?

  • How to improve people’s physical and mental health and emphasize prevention over treatment.

  • How can existing platforms or tools be adapted to be user-friendly?

  • How to aggregate information so that all healthcare professionals can have access to it. How to avoid redundancy. 

  • When gradually returning to work, which technological means can be used to reduce hazards and measure the risks for workers within companies?

  • How to improve the efficacy of human resources (e.g. guideline management, purchase of materials, organization).

  • How to adapt research to the new dynamics of the health crisis and facilitate subject recruitment, financing, etc. How to promote research.

  • How to comply with sanitary regulations when training students.

  • Data confidentiality and security are difficult during consultations. How could data be structured to meet cybersecurity standards?