It was 2015 when the AMA launched albertapatients.ca, our unique and successful online patient community. Looking back, we see that this precocious three-year-old has been talking a blue streak with patients about health care – and shows no sign of slowing down.
This website is an online forum for Albertans to come together and participate in conversations about health care. To join, visitors must register to create an account, confirm their membership by email and complete a member profile.
Today, more than 6,500 Albertans are enrolled and membership grows every week. We are grateful for the enthusiasm and insight of our members! There has been value from the surveys and other activities they have completed, but even more important and significant are the ongoing relationships that are developing: both among albertapatients members, and with the medical profession through the AMA.
Read on to learn more!
What happens in albertapatients.ca?
Members create accounts on our secure website to access health-related information and participate in a variety of activities:
- engagement and research surveys
- member-exclusive newsletters sharing survey results
- quick polls
- moderated discussion forums
- targeted Q&A sessions with health experts
- health-related news and updates
Patients also have opportunities to interact with each other and with the albertapatients team in open discussion forums and by sharing questions and discussion topic ideas on our website.