Nova Scotia Telehealth Network Services


Nova Scotia Telehealth Network Services

The NSTHN provides partner organizations with secure, real-time videoconferencing for clinical, educational and administrative purposes.


Clinical Programs

Clinical services including specialist consultation and case conferencing are available on the NSTHN. Please contact you local NSTHN District Coordinator for a complete list of services available in your area.

The NSTHN is used by a variety of clinical programs through the DHAs/IWK to deliver clinical care in a range of areas including the following:


  • Dermatology
  • Genetics
  • Geriatrics
  • Lung Transplant
  • Mental Health
  • Oncology
  • Preoperative
  • Rehabilitation
  • Visitation



Educational Activities

In collaboration with educational and clinical groups, the NSTHN is used to provide learning opportunities for health care professionals and patients throughout the province using videoconferencing.


Educational Activities for Health Care Professionals

Continuing Nursing Education
The Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Telehealth Program is delivered in partnership with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS). A Continuing Education Coordinator of CRNNS schedules topics and presenters with input from Registered Nurses from across Nova Scotia on their education needs.

Continuing Medical Education
This Continuing Medical Education (CME) Telehealth Program is delivered in partnership with Dalhousie University Continuing Medical Education (CME). Dalhousie CME develops program content, format and objectives in consultation with Physicians from across Nova Scotia.


Medical Rounds

Specialty rounds are typically broadcast from the Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre or the IWK Health Center to sites within Nova Scotia and throughout the Maritimes. These educational sessions allow specialist providers to work closely with colleagues in other locations.

The NSTHN is used by a variety of clinical programs to deliver specialty rounds in the following specialist areas:

  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency
  • Gastro-Intestinal
  • Hematology
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Neonatology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Palliative Care
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sleep Lab
  • Transplant
  • Urology


Other Professional Healthcare Education Programs

In collaboration with a wide range of other healthcare disciplines, the NSTHN is used to provide learning opportunities for health care professionals. Professional healthcare education programs include:

  • Asthma Educators
  • Blood Collection
  • Cancer Care
  • Continuing Care Assistants
  • District Orientation
  • Ethics
  • Health Literacy
  • Human Resources
  • Infection Control
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nursing- Geriatrics
  • Occupational Health
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Post Graduate Medical Education
  • Public Health
  • Registered Nurses Professional Development Center
  • Risk Management


Educational Programs for Patients and Their Families

Patient education programs provide patients and their families with the opportunity to attend learning sessions in their home community using videoconferencing. Programs are offered in a number of areas including the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer Care
  • Diabetes
  • Genetics
  • Heart Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Seniors Health Series

Administrative Meetings

 The NSTHN supports health care related administrative meetings for health professionals including professionals from the Department of Health/DHAs/IWK.