Defining a shared research agenda to improve perinatal health through digital innovation

This project aims to bring together a multi-stakeholder group, composed of patient partners as well as research, government, and health care decision-makers to co-develop a research agenda for digital innovation in perinatal health. We believe this work to be both timely and relevant, as the Ministry of Health and Perinatal Services BC refresh provincial strategies for health care digital transformation, which include aims to expand technology to support patient and family care. With this grant, we will conduct a review of the literature to inform the design of a stakeholder engagement plan. We will also organize and implement stakeholder engagement activities, to collaborate on research priorities and identify digital health needs related to perinatal care. We will develop a research agenda outlining a summary of activity findings and three to five evidence-based priorities, which will be shared with key partners whose work can be informed by the findings, through presentations and social media engagement. Through this work, we hope to set the foundation for future research collaboration and innovation in perinatal care to enhance patient, infant, and family health.

Team members: Tibor van Rooij (BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute); Punit Virk (UBC); Marianne Vidler (University of British Columbia); Quynh Doan (BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute); May Tauson (Government of BC); Dominik Stoll (Provincial Health Services Authority); Kathryn Berry-Einarson (Perinatal Services BC); Jennifer Krempien (BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre); Candice Taguibao (Women’s Health Research Institute); Beth Payne (BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute).