Patient and Consumer Health Platforms

Patient and Consumer Health Platforms

Home Health Monitoring (HHM)

HHM enables patients with severe chronic diseases or conditions to monitor their blood pressure and other health factors from the comfort of their homes and share this information electronically with their physicians and other healthcare providers. Tracking the patients’ results on a regular basis, the healthcare team can adjust treatments as required. In the longer term, HHM provides guidance to patients in order to help them learn to live with their life-long conditions.

Personal Health Records (PHRs)

PHRs are user-friendly, online solutions that give patients a way to manage their own health information. A self-controlled snapshot of an individual’s health record, Canadians with a PHR can add such information as their birth date, emergency contacts, health history, and lists of allergies, conditions and chronic diseases. Allowing patients to take everyday healthcare into their own hands, Canadians can also use PHRs in emergencies, when travelling, or when working with physicians unfamiliar with their health histories.