Telehealth Research Initiatives

Dr. Penny Jennett of the University of Calgary is recognized as a world leader for her expertise in telehealth, health telematics, health informatics and health education. She has coordinated health learning enhancement initiatives utilizing technology and she is an advocate for health research and industrial collaborations.

Currently, Dr. Jennett’s research examines the effects of enabling technologies on health, health care and health services. Through her research Jennett has encountered and compiled research data on technology enabled health solutions. Seventeen research projects (international, national, and local) in four telehealth domains (clinical, learning, technical, and policy) are currently conducted within her program area. Through her research, Jennett hopes to be able to promote efficient and high quality telehealth enabled solutions to current identified needs in health, health care, and health information sectors.

One aspect of Jennett’s scholarly work, i.e. that which requires bringing clinical and learning multimedia objects from shared servers to end-users within health environments, requires the sustainability of high performance computational and multimedia resources like MACI. The direct links to the MACI team of researchers and their technological expertise greatly strengthens the equality and validity of such research.

Selected Publications:

K. Kroecker, I. Vicas, D. Johnson, B. Holroyd, P. Jennett, R. Johnston. Residency Training via video-conference – satisfaction survey, Telemedicine Journal and e-Health; 2000 6(4): 425-428. (not put in the 2000 annual report)

M. Watanabe, P. Jennett, M. Watson. Canada: The effect of information technology on the physician workforce and health care in isolated communities: The Canadian picture, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 1999; 5(Suppl 2):11-19. Invited, Peer-Reviewed

R. Johnston, R. Stavely, L. Olfert, P. Jennett. An Industry, clinical, and academic telehealth partnership venture: Progress, goals achieved, and lessons learned, Telemedicine Journal and e-Health 2000; 6(3): 341-348. Peer-Reviewed

K. Kroeker, R.Diamond, P. Jennett, R. Johnston. Videocapture teleradiology technology is a useful tool for after-hours consultation of CT scans, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2000; 6(4): 229-232. Peer-Reviewed

T. Cradduck, P. Jennett, M. Hebert. Measuring the value of a provincial telehealth programme, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2000; 6(Suppl 1): S1: 209. Peer-Reviewed