Post-care information is integral to maintaining optimal wellness even after an individual heads home and recovers on their own; everything from their diet to daily medication intake hangs in the balance if proper, sufficient instruction is not provided. Therefore, we’re pleased to see that the Waterloo-Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has invested $250,000 in assisting with the development of an app that helps discharged patients manage their post-care information. Created by Toronto startup Dash MD, the app is designed to help locals lead healthy, safe lives after receiving treatment.
The Key is Control and Moderation
All healthcare providers know the importance of giving sufficient post-care instruction to clients, but it is challenging to do so without overwhelming them in some capacity – especially if they aren’t familiar with specific procedures or processes (which is usually the case). The Dash MD app is the ideal solution in this regard, as it provides patients with the most concise, clear information needed, when they need it, and not all at once. This protects against relapses stemming from misinterpreted post-care steps. Rather than being given swaths of documentation to go through, the app makes the process easy-to-follow and straightforward for the user. Maintaining a sense of control over the situation is essential for any individual in recovery.
Maintaining Structure at Home
Healthcare environments have regulated processes, policies, and procedures aimed at giving people all the care and information they need, but what happens once they check out and are left to their own devices? This is where the new app comes in. Patients are granted an extension of this structured environment in the palm of their hand, presented clearly and in a manner that is easy for them to interpret. This transition period is critical to ensuring the wellness of a patient, particularly if post-care procedures require particular attention or daily tasks.
Increased Adoption Rate
The Dash MD app has currently been adopted by 11 various health centres across Canada. With the LHIN investing $250,000, however, we can expect to see growing reach and increased adoption. In fact, the app is currently on track to expand to seven hospitals in the Waterloo Region and Wellington County, allowing for more beneficial post-care success with patients.
With this one-of-a-kind app, we can help patients at home ensure they have all of the information they need, when they need it, to encourage optimal wellness and safety. This app can save lives in the most extreme cases, and we believe it won’t be long before it becomes an everyday staple of Canadian healthcare.
We at Qualicare are excited about this new technology, as there is no doubt that advances like this will aid in providing better care for people all over the world. To find out more about the services we provide, feel free to contact us today.
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