Congratulations to Kendall Ho, his Team and Collaborators!
They have successfully been awarded a CIHR grant for “TEC4Home: Telehealth for Emergency-Community Continuity of Care Connectivity via Home-Telemonitoring”. This is a 4 year project to investigate how to use home/portable sensors such as blood pressure/oxygen saturation/weight and other physiologic measures to support safely discharging heart failure patients home from hospital/emergency department.
The grant from CIHR is also supported in cash or in kind by other partners including the Ministry of Health and TELUS for a total of more than $3.1 Million dollars!
Amongst our Department of Emergency Medicine colleagues on this team working with Kendall include Chad Kim Sing, Riyad Abu-Laban, Eric Grafstein, Jim Christenson, Julian Marsden, Frank Scheuermeyer, Helen Novak Lauscher, Jennifer Cordeiro and Travis Nagle.
More information on the Government of Canada’s support for new eHealth research projects can be found on the Government of Canada website. The UBC Faculty of Medicine has also profiled this exciting project.
We look forward to Kendall and his team providing new ways to safely discharge more patients with mobile monitoring in place.