Home Health Monitoring coming to Saskatchewan

Telus Health has partnered with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and eHealth Saskatchewan to help bring the Home Health Monitoring solution to the province.

eHealth Sask CEO Jim Hornell says this allows lung transplant patients to have their health status monitored from a safe distance.

“It’s gives greater access to care, and that of course, has some real benefits, so that the patients are more involved in their care,” said Hornell. “It also builds some capacity, as people are not coming to the hospital, whereas many of them are immunocompromised. They would now be able to stay at home, and not venture out into this risky environment.”

The program will immediately help 60 to 70 Saskatchewan patients for the lifetime of their transplant, with discussions underway to expand the program for heart patients or those with COPD.

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