As of 2008 the Health Telematics Unit and the Telehealth/e-Health Research & Training Program have merged with the Faculty of Medicine IT Department and the e-Health Industry Project to become the "Health Innovation & Information Technology Centre" - HiiTeC. Please visit the Health Innovation and Information Technology Centre site (http://www.ucalgary.ca/hiitec/) for more information.
The Health Telematics Unit was a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, researchers, educators, learners, students, and partners who fostered and encouraged innovative quality research, evaluation, consultation, teaching, and service in the area of telehealth. This was the first program of its kind in Canada to combine a research program, using the latest advances in telehealth research and evaluation, with a training program.
The members played major leadership roles in the development of telehealth at the international, national, provincial, and local levels. This multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral team represented diverse fields such as medicine, nursing, and allied health fields; health economics and policy; business and management; engineering; social sciences; and computer science, telecommunications and multimedia development.
Because of the program's reputation as a leader in telehealth research and policy issues, it was responsible for providing access to the most current and critical information.