Kendall Ho

Kendall  Ho
Adjunct Professor

BSc (University of British Columbia), MD (University of British Columbia)

Dr. Kendall Ho, Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine, practices clinically at the Vancouver General Hospital. He is the Director of the UBC eHealth Strategy Office.

Dr. Ho’s research area is in eHealth – the innovative application and evaluation of modern information and communication technologies in health research, education, and health practice. Examples of his research initiatives include the use of biosensors, social media and text messaging and the development of the next generation of wearable sensors.

He conducts benefits evaluation of various aspects of eHealth in partnership with health policy makers, and engages the general public and health professionals in eHealth uptake and adoption. He chairs the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada CanMEDS 2015 Expert Working Group, is a member of the College’s ePortfolio Advisory Committee, and has been a member of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada eHealth Education Committee.  He is a past Board member of COACH – Canada’s Health Informatics Association. He leads the development and implementation of the eHealth-informatics curriculum in UBC Medical School.  He chairs the annual eHealth Innovations and Technology Showcase (eHITS) conference in B.C. to engage health professionals in eHealth adoption. He is a collaborator with the World Health Organization Global eHealth Observatory and the Pan American Health Organization Department of Knowledge Management.