CANet has created a secure interactive digital health platform to address the critical needs of patients.
We continue to implement digital health strategies through cardiac clinical research, enhancing our innovative digital health solutions to assist health care professionals, help caregivers, and offer patients on-demand tools to manage their complex health conditions.
Working collaboratively combining patients’ and physicians’ vision and design ideas we built ‘VIRTUES — Virtual Integrated Reliable Transformative User-Driven E-health System.’
VIRTUES infrastructure includes:
Central to the VIRTUES platform are the:
VIRTUES provides patients the ultimate ownership of their data allowing them to:
This is accomplished in a virtual space, in the comfort of their home within their community.
As VIRTUES is implemented in various regions, patients (co-designers of the platform and application) are assembled and consulted to maximize its effect and utility in those locations.
Every VIRTUES-related study includes a patient working group to ensure that the platform, applications, and related education materials will be designed appropriately for the unique needs of that population.
VIRTUES is compliant with all Canadian healthcare privacy laws.
Privacy impact reviews and research ethics board approvals have been completed in the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec.
To date, over 1,400 patients have used/continue to use the VIRTUES platform.
Utilizing data from thousands of patients, VIRTUES serves as an essential research and knowledge translation strategy to advance healthcare technology.
Access to VIRTUES data encourages high-quality research that aims to improve critical outcomes of patient care.
By collecting, integrating, and analyzing data, VIRTUES has the capability to deliver personalized education material for each patient’s specific medical condition, tailored to the patient’s requirements and educational profile.
With VIRTUES, specific requirements such as language preference and family caregiver’s accessibility will help refine improved care planning tools and care pathways for patient care at home.
A model of care that integrates patient health data with accumulating clinical and digital data providing guideline informed interventions and personalized education targeted to the needs of patients with atrial fibrillation.