Community Learning Space

The infraNET Project and
Education Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP)
University of Waterloo

present ...

Project Outreach:
Ontario-Based Tele-Psychiatry Project


Dr. Robbie Campbell

Director, Project Outreach
Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute and
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
University of Western Ontario

Wednesday, April 17, 2002
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

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In this presentation, Dr. Campbell will describe Project Outreach, a major CHIPP initiative for providing tele-psychiatry services to rural areas. Project Outreach is a tele-psychiatry network project proposed by a consortium of hospitals, medical school psychiatric departments, a First Nations organization and an addiction and mental health treatment centre led by St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario. This project proposes to integrate four psychiatric centres (hubs) with 25 remote municipal sites and 25 First Nations sites to deliver tele-psychiatric services by video-conferencing. The project will use an integrated open architecture to help universities, hospitals and remote community facilities work together to deliver secure, reliable psychiatric services in under-serviced communities.

Dr. Campbell will address issues such as: the nature of the project, its technologies and its expected deliverables, the (hard and soft) indicators of the value and effectiveness of the IT/communications intervention, the process that will be employed to evaluate the effectiveness of the project, and the models that were considered and actually used for evaluation. He will also discuss how this project will demonstrate improved patient outcomes relative to the pre-project situation, and the social effects (e.g., impacts on privacy) of the project.

Dr. Robbie Campbell

Dr. Robbie Campbell is project director of Regional Mental Health Care's tele-psychiatry program, Project Outreach. Currently, he is also a scientist with the Lawson Health Research Institute, an adjunct professor in the University of Western Ontario's department of psychiatry, and medical advisor, Telehealth, with Virtual Professionals Inc. Robbie studied medicine at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and did residencies in psychiatry at the universities of Alberta, British Columbia and Hawaii. He is a frequent speaker on the use of telemedicine, particularly tele-psychiatry. Robbie was inducted into the UWO Sports Hall of Fame in 1981. He was a founding member of the London Hyde Park Rotary Club and a founding member and president of the Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada.

For more information

Shirley Fenton
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4074

Seminar Hosts

This seminar is hosted by the Education Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP) and The infraNET Project, University of Waterloo.

The infraNET Project, initiated by the University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: LivePage (now part of Siebel), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of Waterloo.