SMART Record™ for Lawson Health Research Institute

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Client Overview

The Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) is located in London, Ontario, Canada and is the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph’s Health Care, London (St. Joseph’s). As one of the largest hospital-based research institutes in Canada, Lawson is committed to furthering scientific knowledge to advance health care around the world.

Challenge

In collaboration with Lawson Health Research Institute and TELUS, 400 participants were identified to participate in the Mental Health Engagement Network (MHEN) project. The aim of the project was to give participants control over their mental health by tracking their moods and medication, as well as provides access to direct communication with their providers outside of their regular sessions.

Solution

Get Real was engaged to provide a customized version of InstantPHR®, in conjunction with Microsoft, to provide the project participants with customized online and mobile  tools to track their moods, medication, and care plans. The toolkit also provided other valuable tools to track their overall progress in categories such as weight. By utilizing InstantPHR®, the project participants and their providers were able to engage in more productive sessions to evaluate their health and determine the right course of care needed for these participants.

Benefits

By allowing project participants and their providers the ability to store and access health information, participants are better able to document their health and continue their therapy at home as well as at their finger tips by using the mobile application. The solution also gives providers access to participants health record thus giving them insight into their well-being prior to scheduled appointments. Providers receive alerts when participants document the same mood in their health tracker 3 or more times in a row, allowing providers to intervene when necessary outside of regular appointments.

Relevance

InstantPHR’s modular design meant a reduction in development time to initiate the project and provided participants with an easy way to monitor and manage their health. 

 

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