Ready-to-use virtual care products
We focus on improving patient outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, and reducing cost of care through technology
COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring
Lead: Dr. Sarah Harvey & Dr. John Semple, QoC Health
Key Objective: A symptom monitoring and communication tool for COVID-19 patients.
Brief Description: This product enables health care providers to monitor COVID-19 patients at home through symptom monitoring, secure messaging and video visits. The product allows for identifying complications and providing proactive care.
Target Audience: COVID-19 patients recovering at home and health providers. Option for monitoring services to be provided by Bayshore Healthcare.
PostDoc Virtual Care Solution
Lead: Dr. Sarah Harvey & Dr. John Semple, QoC Health
Key Objective: A post-discharge monitoring solution connecting patients with their circle of care.
Brief Description: This product supports patients in self-management at home through symptom monitoring, goal setting, educational tools, secure messaging and video visits. It connects patients with their complete circle of care including health providers, family members and community supports.
Target Audience: Patients recovering at home. Surgical, chronic disease management, oncology. Option for monitoring services to be provided by Bayshore Healthcare.
Lead: Robyn Woods, The Uncomplicated Family
Key Objective: Offer a secure and private, robust, affordable digital health solution for everyone. (i.e., families, new moms and moms-to-be, seniors, Indigenous communities)
Brief Description: Teleroo World is an award winning Canadian suite of private, secure, and collaborative technologies developed and informed by clinicians for health professionals and the people they serve to enhance connectivity and care. Teleroo is easy-to-use, affordable, and demonstrated to help clients achieve their quality of life goals in half the time of people who don't have access to robust digital supports. It is available for computers, tablets, and smartphones, including iOS, Android, and PC.
Target Audience: Teleroo World is easy-to-use and designed to improve health service delivery and experiences for physicians, allied health professionals, and the people they serve.
Return to Duty / Work
Lead: Dr. Sarah Harvey, QoC Health
Key Objective: A bilingual support tool designed for CAF members currently within the Return to Duty Program.
Brief Description: The application allow them to communicate with Return to Duty / Work staff through messaging, create and track action plan goals including, receive latest information on the program and share topics within the Return to Duty / Work community.
Target Audience: Return to Duty / Work employees and CAF members currently within the Return to Duty / Work Program.
Lead: Dr. Kelly Murphy, Baycrest
Key Objective: Address the problem of reduced access to meaningful recreation among older adults with complex health conditions.
Brief Description: Art-on-the-Brain is an affordable online recreation activity designed for all older adults including those with cognitive decline. This scientifically validated intervention encourages socialization and builds relationships between the user and their circle of care, using visual art presented in an interactive online environment to stimulate cognition and encourage social connections amongst users through a series of enjoyable learning and gaming activities.
Target Audience: Older adults
Patient Decision Aid for Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy
Lead: Dr. Simone Vigod, Women’s College Hospital
Key Objective: Help women make choices about antidepressant use in pregnancy.
Brief Description: Deciding to start or continue an antidepressant medication during pregnancy can be a difficult and complex decision. This online interactive patient decision tool can help women make choices about antidepressant use in pregnancy.
Target Audience: Women making choices regarding pregnancy and antidepressant medication
Lead: Carolyn Steele Gray, PhD, Bridgepoint
Key Objective: Help providers and individuals better manage complex care needs.
Brief Description: The electronic Patient Reported Outcome (ePRO) tool is designed to assist individuals with complex care needs and their primary care providers develop and monitor SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Based) goals and health outcomes. The ePRO tool is available on two platforms: a mobile app available on smartphones and an online desktop portal.
Target Audience: Patients with chronic health and social care needs living in the community.
Lead: Tracy Milner, BrainFX
Key Objective: Help build a brain health profile quickly and assist in determining whether more comprehensive assessment is needed.
Brief Description: A validated cognitive assessment tool, used to create a brief brain health profile of strengths and weaknesses with automated reporting and advanced real-time analytics for baseline comparison or cohort analysis to determine next-steps.
Target Audience: Healthcare professionals detecting cognitive dysfunction.
Identify, Assist, Refer (IAR)
Lead: Health Promotion Programs, University of Toronto
Key Objective: To prepare University of Toronto students, staff and faculty to identify, assist and refer students experiencing mental health challenges to services and resources.
Brief Description: When we refer to mental health, we’re describing the capacity of each and every one of us to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the everyday challenges we face. Our mental health exists along a continuum from flourishing to languishing, and is separate and distinct from mental illness. This training module gives students, staff and faculty tools to help them identify, assist and refer students experiencing mental health challenges.
Target Audience: University students, faculty and staff.
Lead: Dr. Samir Gupta, St. Michael's Hospital
Key Objective: An electronic decision support tool for managing asthma and improving the quality of asthma care in primary care settings.
Brief Description: Electronic Asthma Management System (eAMS) is an evidence-based computerized decision support tool. It was designed to help providers to bridge the 3 main evidence-to-practice gaps that have been identified across care settings and are believed to be the major cause of poor disease control and healthcare utilization in patients with asthma.
Target Audience: Primary care providers.
Lead: Dr. Monika Kastner, North York General Hospital
Key Objective: Optimizing the health and wellness of older adults with multiple chronic conditions.
Brief Description: KeepWell is a web-based knowledge translation tool built to optimize self-management of older adults and to promote communication with providers to facilitate shared decision making about optimized multimorbidity management. KeepWell integrates the care of any combination of the 10 most common high-burden chronic conditions affecting older adults (e.g., Diabetes, Heart failure, Dementia, Arthritis, Depression), responds to the complexities of disease concordance/discordance in multimorbidity management, and has the potential to provide clinical decision support for providers.
Target Audience: Older adults (65+) at risk for or living with multiple chronic conditions and their primary care providers.
A 6-month pragmatic randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate KeepWell with 400+ older adults will be launched in the fall of 2020.