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CHÉOS investigators are involved in 4 of the 22 projects that received funding through CIHR’s eHealth Innovation Partnership Program (eHIPP), the first phase of the eHealth Innovations Initiative. eHIPP aims to stimulate the design, testing, evaluation, and integration of evidence-based and patient-centered eHealth solutions.

Dr. Eric Grafstein is a Principal Investigator on a project that will create and evaluate a reporting platform for adverse drug events on PharmaNet in B.C. He is also a Co-Investigator with fellow CHÉOS Scientist Hubert Wong on the TEC4Home project, which will use telehealth tools to monitor seniors recovering at home.

Drs. Martha Mackay and Joel Singer are working with Principal Investigator Dr. Scott Lear from the Centre for Heart and Lung Innovation to evaluate a new application for supporting heart disease patients through peer support in order to improve self-care and reduce hospitalizations.

Finally, CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Rick Sawatzky is the Principal Investigator, with Scientists Drs. Peter Dodek and Anne Gadermann as Co-Investigators, on a study to improve patient and family caregiver quality of life (QoL) and the efficacy of the health care system. The researchers aim to achieve this by studying the implementation and integration of the Quality of Life Assessment and Practice Support System tool into routine home care for older adults and their family caregivers.

Congratulations to all!

Read the announcement from CIHR: March 3, 2016
PIs: Balka E, Grafstein E, Hohl CM; Co-Is: Nakagawa RS, Purssell RA, Rauscher CJ, Samoil D, Taylor A, Badke K, Brasher P, Bryan S, Law MR. Implementation and evaluation of an enhanced PharmaNet-based adverse drug event reporting platform to improve patient safety and meet adverse drug reaction reporting requirements. eHIPP Operating Grant. 4 years.
PIs: Ho K, Kislock L, King Sing CA. Co-Is: Chang TA, Cuthbertson LN, Da Silva B, Schmidt TB, Waldron JA, Abu-Laban RB, Christenson JM, Grafstein E, Marsden JJ, Mitton CR, Nasiopoulos P, Novak Lauscher HJ, Wong HH. TEC4Home: Telehealth for emergency-community continuity of care connectivity via home-telemonitoring. eHIPP Operating Grant. 4 Years.
PI: Lear SA. Co-Is: Davoodi A, McGladrey J, Zbib AM, Krahn AD, Mackay MH, Sakakibara BM, Sedlak T, Singer J, Whitehurst DG. Delivery of self-management through a peer-support telehealth intervention in patients with cardiovascular disease: The Healing Circles Project. eHIPP Operating Grant. 4 Years.
PI: Sawatzky RG, Butler CD, Hilliard N, Cohen SR, Schick-Makaroff KL, Stajduhar KI. Co-Is: Baxter S, Brown SP, Carlson JE, Cory S, Cuthbertson LN, Gerke JB, Mcleod BE, Paul CL, Resin J, Roberts DK, Warneboldt J, Williscroft DL, Bottorff JL, Bryan S, Dodek PM, Edwards TC, Ewing G, Fraser KD, Gadermann AM, Grande GE, Ohlen J, Parrilla Lopez MJ, Ratner PA, Reimer-Kirkham S, Russell LB, Tayler C, Tsang HH, Whitehurst DG. Integrating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in homecare services for older adults with life-limiting illness and their families. eHIPP Operating Grant. 4 Years.

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