“Minding broken hearts”

August 25, 2015

In the news

Check out the latest Globe and Mail article showcasing our in-house developed Medly CHF app, which enables patient self-care amongst patients at high-risk of cardiac arrest. Through the app, patients’ vital signs are transmitted automatically to their healthcare team, prompting any necessary interventions before conditions deteriorate.

“We’ve been monitoring these patients, who are the sickest of the sick,” says Dr. Cafazzo. “A patient empowered to do self-care will have better outcomes than anything the health-care system can do.”

Despite the potential for innovative uses of mobile technologies, many Canadian businesses have been hesitant to move away from traditional systems. At UHN, we are leading the development of wearables and medical peripherals that allow remote monitoring, so that we can reduce readmission rates and reduce length of stay. Besides developing new technologies, we are also repurposing existing technologies on the market, such as the Fitbit, to monitor patient data and provide new ways to care.

In collaboration with Dr. Heather Ross, a cardiologist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, we look forward to deploying Medly CHF to UHN patients over the next few months.

Read the full article here