Sherbrooke selects Reacts for tele-wound care
October 7, 2015
MONTREAL – Innovative Imaging Technologies Inc. (IIT) is proud to announce the signing of an agreement with the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Estrie – Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS) for the use of its Reacts platform.
Through this partnership, Reacts will be deployed by the Telehealth Expertise and Coordination Centre (CeCot) of the University of Sherbrooke integrated health network (RUIS) at some 60 service points in four facilities of the RUIS territory to support its Wound Care Teleassistance program (TASP).
Launched in October 2009, the TASP program is the first telehealth service developed by the CeCot team of the University of Sherbrooke integrated health network (RUIS), now recognized worldwide for its telehealth programs.
The only service of its kind in Canada, the TASP program allows expert nurses at the CHUS to assist nursing resources remotely through virtual clinics as they deal with complex wound problems at each of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS points of service.
The program provides patients with quick access to specialized care in their community, prevents complications and emergency room visits, and reduces time and money spent on travel. The innovative capabilities of the Reacts video collaboration platform will add to these benefits at all levels.
“The Reacts platform provides high-quality video conferencing capabilities and a variety of interactive collaboration tools within a highly secure environment, which allows TASP caregivers to interact with patients and healthcare professionals using their own mobile devices or computers,” said President and Founder of IIT, Dr. Yanick Beaulieu (pictured). “We are proud to support the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre’s TASP program.”
“We are pleased to have a technological solution that allows us to provide improved specialized wound care remotely to patients at home and continue to serve CLSC, long-term care, nursing home and hospital patients with the same safety and quality of care as we have in the last six years,” said Sonia Quirion, Manager at the Telehealth Expertise and Coordination Centre of the University of Sherbrooke integrated health network.
Reacts (Remote Education, Augmented Communication, Training and Supervision) is a secure video collaboration platform on the cutting edge of technology, created by Quebec’s Innovative Imaging Technologies Inc. (IIT). Its president, Dr. Yanick Beaulieu, leads a multidisciplinary team of multimedia and software development experts. Driven by passion for their work, this team pushes the boundaries to create and perfect interactive audio-video collaboration tools within Reacts to better meet the needs of the public and professionals around the world. IIT is currently working with several large hospitals in Quebec, Canada and abroad. To learn more, visit www.iitreacts.com.
About the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS
The enactment of the Act to modify the organization and governance of the health and social services network, in particular by abolishing the regional agencies, brought together all of the Eastern Townships health institutions under one grouping, the CIUSSS Estrie – CHUS. The area now serviced extends from Lac-Mégantic to Granby with a population of over 450,000. Nearly all services, from prevention to ultra-specialized care, are now available directly from this organization, which employs over 17,000 employees and managers and over 1,000 doctors.