Health City Breakfast Series Wraps up 2019 with Examples of Virtual Care
Posted: December 20, 2019
Posted: December 20, 2019
Over 75 health innovation community stakeholders gathered on December 11 for the final installment of the 2019 Health City Breakfast Series. The event featured Dr. Kendall Ho, who provided an overview on Home Health Monitoring (HHM) and presented his work completed over the past few years for patients diagnosed with heart failure. Additional presenters included Jackie Nelson from Norquest College, Sean DeWitt from Alberta Innovates, and Kathryn York from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Dr. Ho’s presentation provided notable insights, including the following statistics: 64% of patients say they use a digital device to manage their health, and 71% think it would be helpful for their doctors to have access to this information as part of their medical history. As Dr. Ho reported, people found the process of self-reporting was very useful for motivating behavior change. When it came to Home Health Monitoring for patients with heart failure, Dr. Ho noted that when health providers approached the health monitoring plans as part of a joint effort with the patients, rather than taking a supervisory role, it yielded better results.
Jackie Nelson provided an overview of Norquest College’s new initiative, Living Labs, in collaboration with Alberta Innovates. Living Labs will address community-based healthcare delivery, capacity building to support digital health, and economic development of health innovation. Their projects include virtual care, home health monitoring, and aging in place. For more on Norquest’s innovation and research, visit their website.
Sean DeWitt presented on an Alberta Innovates program for AR/VR-based projects, xR HEAD, which grants a maximum of $250,000 for successful projects within the program. As Sean described, xR HEAD seeks to:
For information on qualifications and applications, visit: https://albertainnovates.ca/programs/extended-reality-health-economic-acceleration-and-development-xr-head-program/.
Kathryn York of Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) announced a new partnership with Health City, which aims to create opportunities of cross-pollination between Health City and CCHL, with the intent of expanding the reach, network and impact of both organizations. As part of this new partnership, CCHL will be featured at Health City’s first Breakfast Series event of 2020. Health City will promote and support the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC) in Edmonton on June 15 – 16, 2020, co-hosted by CCHL and HealthCareCAN. For more information on the CCHL and Health City partnership, visit this news release.
The December 11 event closed with the announcement of the next Health City Breakfast Series in 2020, the first of which will be held on February 13. The event will feature a presentation from CCHL, highlighting LEADS—a leadership program that provides a path to drive innovation. For tickets, visit the event listing.
See what attendees had to say during the event:
Thank you @KHo8888 for your enlightening Home Health Monitoring @Yeghealthcity presentation. If the savings of implementing an HHM solution is over $5k per patient, then let’s start saving money while improving patient outcomes! @TELUSHealth is ready to get started across Canada. pic.twitter.com/relalgsd77
— Shane Sabatino (@SabatinoShane) December 12, 2019
Excellent talk @Yeghealthcity #HCBreakfastSeries by Dr Ho. FYI, our Home Health Monitoring project @CovenantCA (Network of Excellence for Seniors’ Health and Wellness) to support #geriatrics #Mentalhealth patients is transformational abd unique in many ways. #Yeg @ABInnovates.
— Anwar Haq (@Haqanwar) December 11, 2019
“Entering the health system is like entering a new city- it’s easy to get lost”. Too true! Great insight from Dr. Kendall Ho. #hcbreakfastseries
— Rachael Erdmann (@TheErdbird) December 11, 2019
Learning about the TEC4Home project that is making a difference in BC’s health care system from Dr. Kendall Ho. Randomized controlled trial is underway now at 21 sites. https://t.co/YY4aqvbuT5 #HCBreakfastSeries
— Mack Male (@mastermaq) December 11, 2019
Sean DeWitt from @ABInnovates Health enthusiastically talking about the new Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality Program (xR Head) @Yeghealthcity breakfast this morning. Check out @ABInnovates for more details. pic.twitter.com/JUqr0TlUeR
— Dr. Sunil Rajput (@Dr_SunilRajput) December 11, 2019
Thankful to learn from @KHo8888 on home health monitoring!! Looking forward to working with our heath ecosystem partners to spur heath system transformation while educating the next generation of health workforce! @ABInnovates @Yeghealthcity @BoehringerCA https://t.co/wUYdamUOYk
— Jackie Nelson (@Jackie_Nelson_) December 11, 2019
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