CellTrak partners with UHN on health apps
September 7, 2016
CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – CellTrak Technologies, provider of a leading mobile healthcare delivery and management solution, announced its support to further develop the University Health Network’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.
“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 (pictured), Lead, eHealth Innovation, University Health Network.
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 healthcare is expected to be reduced for providers.
“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.”
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 healthcare 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 healthcare solutions that improve the quality of life for Canadians.”
People receive exceptional healthcare 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.