City of Kawartha Lakes, November 30, 2021: November 29 – December 5 is Digital Health Week, which is a time to recognize the importance of supporting the digital transformation of health systems across Canada. Digital Health is important now more than ever, as it allows for seamless access to health information for patients and providers, and provides access to virtual care options where appropriate.
Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team is committed to providing digital health options for the City of Kawartha Lakes. We currently offer our Virtual Care Program, which has assisted older adults in enhancing their health and social connections with technology and internet support. The Remote Patient Monitoring Program is also available to our community, which enlists the expertise of Community Paramedics to provide health education as well as easy-to-use devices to monitor a patient’s health from the comfort of their home. This program can assist in monitoring various chronic conditions, such as CHF, COPD, hypertension, diabetes, and more.
We are also working with our Member organizations to bring about some exciting digital transformations in how patients within the City of Kawartha Lakes can schedule appointments with their health care providers. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels and sign up to receive our newsletter so you don’t miss any updates about these key initiatives of the KL-OHT!
To learn more about Digital Health Week, visit Canada Health Infoway for more information.