The Brampton region is home to a fast-growing number of clinical trials and tests, centred on diabetes, cardiac care, long-term care and home-care technologies.

digital health, home care, Palliative care

The Brampton region is home to a fast-growing number of clinical trials and tests, centred on diabetes, cardiac care, long-term care and home-care technologies.

uCarenet is pleased to have our two innovations highlighted by William Osler in a September 2018 interview with CANADIAN Healthcare Technology magazine. The article interviews Dr. Ron Heslegrave, Corporate Chief of Research, William Osler Health System. Explaining how Osler has positioned itself as a hub to evaluate new drugs, devices, procedures and technologies, in order to get real-world experience in a multi-cultural community.

The two uCarenet innovations that were highlighted as part of Osler’s research are:

  • MATCH: An innovative platform is being developed to help aging patients, who need assistance at home, manage their day-to-day tasks when discharged from hospital and living at home. MATCH (Marketplace to Access Trusted Care at Home), the system connects patients with people who can help, usually provided by family, with regular tasks in the home and personal support. “A patient and their families may qualify for a certain number of hours of help from the local LHIN, and after that, they’re on their own,” said Dr. Heslegrave. “This gives them a safe and easy way to obtain the extra help they may need.” This innovative project has attracted $250,000 in funding from the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, powered by Baycrest; the technology platform has been developed by uCarenet.

 

  • RELIEF: A new app that is under co-development, will link – in real time – the daily symptoms, pain and distress levels of palliative patients living in the community, with their palliative care team at Osler. It will help ensure, for example, that an elderly patient whose symptoms, pain and distress levels are increasing, are sent to their clinical team to determine whether an earlier intervention or home visit is necessary to avoid a trip to the Emergency. Alternatively, knowing that your condition is being monitored on a regular basis by your clinical team and assured that there is no need for an earlier intervention, may provide psychological support and relief.

You can read the complete article on page 17 of Septembers issue here: CANADIAN Healthcare Technology Magazine

 

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