Dr. Kendall Ho, MD FRCPC
Executive Director, iCON
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Kendall Ho is a practicing emergency medicine specialist and the lead at Digital Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also the Executive Director of the inter-Cultural Online health Network (iCON), an initiative that started in 2008 to support multicultural populations in B.C. to optimize chronic disease management through eHealth, supported by the BC Ministry of Health.
Dr. Ho was a past Associate Dean in Continuing Professional Development from 1998 to 2008, and was the founding director of the Faculty of Medicine eHealth Strategy Office from 2008 to 2015. Kendall was a past member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Professional Development Committee and the eHealth Committee of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. He is a collaborator with the World Health Organization eHealth Observatory and Pan American Health Organization Knowledge Management branch. He is the Vice President of the International Association of Humanitarian Medicine.
Dr. Ho’s academic and research interests is in digital health – the use of information technologies to improve healthcare for patients. Specific directions of research include: telehealth, home health monitoring, information and communication technologies (ICT) and patient safety and public engagement, and evidence based policy translation in Digital Health. He is a recipient of a number of provincial, national, and international research grants in eHealth and eLearning, and has published related papers and textbook chapters in these subjects.