Medimap draws award from B.C. doctors

Excellence in Health Promotion Award from Doctors of BC goes to Medimap

Blake Adams (left), founder of Medimap, is presented with the Excellence in Health Promotion Award — Corporate from the Doctors of BC. (Submitted Photo)

Every summer many of the province’s top doctors gather in Vancouver to recognize the efforts of individuals, non-profits, and companies working to improve the health and safety of British Columbians.

This year Doctors of BC, the organization that represents over 14,000 B.C. physicians, has recognized Medimap with its annual Excellence in Health Promotion Award — Corporate.

Medimap is a Vancouver-based company that has developed an online resource that lets patients across Canada easily look up wait times for walk-in medical clinics in their community.

The program initially launched as a pilot in September 2015 and has since been expanding across the country with great success.

See related: Medimap helps Vernon patients spend less time in walk-in clinics

People looking for same-day appointments can see wait times at more than 80 per cent of the walk-in medical clinics in B.C. and more than 50 per cent of the clinics across Canada.

“Many people dread having to visit a walk-in clinic due to uncertainty around availability and wait times. To avoid this uncertainty, people often resort to the emergency department unnecessarily or they stay home and do not receive the care they need,” said Blake Adams, Medimap cofounder. “After struggling with this problem ourselves, we created Medimap to make it easy for Canadians who don’t have a family doctor to get the care they need and find same-day access to care without resorting to the emergency department.”

Since launching, over 1.5 million patients in British Columbia have visited medimap.ca to find the fastest access to care. A recent Canadian Community Health Survey found that over 16 per cent of B.C. residents do not have a regular primary care doctor. Medimap makes it easier for people to find the right care at the right time.


@VernonNews
jennifer@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

TELUS to install fibre in Nelson

New cable will be in place this year

Nelson wins first round of Strong Towns competition

Voting ends at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 28

Vancouver choir with Nelson roots ‘will fill your heart’

Group directed by three Corazón alumni performs this week in Nelson

Nelson author launches Grocery Story April 7

New book about consumer-owned grocery stores pulls back the curtain on the grocery giants

Cottonwood Lake group applauds RDCK purchase but wants to buy more

Purchased forest covers 33 per cent of land to be logged

VIDEO: The ‘most cosmopolitan’ of butterflies could migrate to B.C.

The painted lady butterfly will likely arrive this summer from Southern California

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

Indecent caller handed 18-month conditional sentence

Vancouver Island man pleaded guilty to making indecent phone and video calls to women across B.C.

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

First Nations public art piece stolen in Nanaimo

Spindle Whorl went missing over the weekend, according to Nanaimo RCMP

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

Mexican restaurant in B.C. told to take down Mexican flag

General manager of Primo’s Mexican Grill in White Rock: ‘I’ve never heard of anything like this’

B.C. NDP moves to provide tax credits, tax cut for LNG Canada

Provincial sales tax break of $596 million repayable after construction

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

Most Read