Adapting to remote and electronic means
of patient care

Electronic and remote means of healthcare have become a staple over the past year, and the Toronto Node of C3G has been involved in several efforts to facilitate and improve remote patient care. In a joint effort with Smart Cancer Care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, we have developed Princess Margaret At Home (PATH) platform, which allows patients to complete standard e-Patient Reported Outcomes (ePROs) questionnaires at home from their personal devices. Patients are asked to fill out a series of questions about their health and wellbeing and can indicate their most important concerns prior to their appointment. Healthcare practitioners can then review the given answers and patient’s profile before meeting with their patient. Such patient-facing questionnaires have become a critical tool in the clinic, and ensuring that they are accessible and straightforward to use by both patients and clinicals is vital in implementing remote patient care

Published: November 23, 2021