November 14 – 20 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. It allows for seamless access to health information for patients and providers, and also provides access to important virtual care options.
Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team is committed to providing digital health options for the City of Kawartha Lakes. We currently offer our Wellness Connections Program, which helps older adults get connected to local programs and services. The program also provides the option to sign up to our online learning platform, which provides various courses to help older adults learn how to stay healthy at home.
Members of Kawartha Lakes Ontario Health Team are also offering Online Appointment Booking to patients previously registered with participating healthcare providers in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Online appointment booking allows patients to book or change their medical appointments online without the need to call their provider’s office.
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 also continue to work with our member organizations to bring about some exciting digital transformations in how patients within the City of Kawartha Lakes can connect to local services and access their health records. 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.