Telemedicine Means Less Wait Time to See a Gastroenterologist

The PACE Network recently published results about the impact of its telemedicine program, finding that implementing telemedicine services for people with IBD is highly feasible and can reduce the time patients have to wait to see a gastroenterologist. Telemedicine services lead to improved health outcomes for patients and save health care costs. 

This study was published in the Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. You can read it here.

This research is a result of the work of The PACE Network, Canada’s first national network of IBD Centres of Excellence working to address gaps in care for people living with Crohn’s or colitis. Interested in learning more about PACE? Click here 

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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