CAMBRIDGE, Ontario–(Business Wire)–CellTrak Technologies, the provider of the industry’s leading mobile
health care delivery and management solution, announced today its
support to further develop UHN’s Medly program. Medly is used at over
4,000 home care locations and is a collection of applications designed
to help patients manage their chronic disease conditions.
The Medly applications will allow patients with chronic diseases to
self-manage and self-monitor their health by providing access to
personalized information. The easy access to information, and
connectivity to health professionals made possible through innovation
will encourage healthy behavior.
“We are excited to be part of an initiative that brings additional value
to Canadian citizens and the Canadian home care industry” said Mark
Battaglia, CEO of CellTrak. “Our mission is to provide technology that
enables people to receive outstanding care in their home and community.
This work is an extension of previous work we did with UHN. Supporting
further development aligns well with CellTrak’s strategy to continue to
innovate and expand the capabilities we offer.”
The active participation and self-management afforded to patients by the
Medly applications will improve the lives of Canadians with chronic
illnesses. And through improving outcomes, the cost of health care will
also be reduced for providers.
“Our goal is to keep people out of the hospital by creating technologies
that allow for self-care at home. We do this by observing healthcare
delivery from the inside, and working with passionate engineers and
designers who create technologies that are people-focused,” said Dr.
Joseph Cafazzo, Lead, eHealth Innovation, University Health Network.
The Medly project is a part of the recently announced Health
Ecosphere Innovation Pipeline. The Federal Economic Development
Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) is providing up to $15
million toward the project, and this is matched by $19.5 million from 36
partners engaged in development of 37 new technologies. These
innovations have the potential to improve outcomes for patients, reduce
health care costs, and create 128 jobs.
At the announcement, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of
Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible
for FedDev Ontario, acknowledged, “The most innovative solutions often
happen when people from different fields collaborate. That’s how we will
come up with health care solutions that improve the quality of life for
People receive exceptional health care in their home or community when
their care providers use CellTrak’s Mobile Health Solution. Home care,
hospice and community care agencies in the US, Canada and the UK deliver
higher quality care, communicate more effectively, improve compliance,
reduce costs and increase productivity with CellTrak. Today, CellTrak’s
complete, integrated software-as-a-service solution supports one million
visits per week, facilitating care delivery and real-time field force
management, automating data collection, and providing information for
business and care optimization. It includes apps for all types
of caregivers that run on the leading mobile devices; portals for
efficient, coordinated care delivery by a distributed workforce;
interfaces to EHRs and back office systems; and services to support
adoption and optimization. For more information, visit www.celltrak.com.
About FedDev Ontario
FedDev Ontario’s mandate is to strengthen the region’s economic capacity
for innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration, and to promote the
development of a strong and diversified southern Ontario economy. For
more information, visit www.feddevontario.gc.ca
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