Preventing the spread of COVID-19 by reducing hospital visits
As part of a research partnership, Professor Guy Paré is in the process of developing a mobile app that will guide patients before and after outpatient surgery.
Numerous visits increase the risk of transmission
- The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) performs more than 6,000 day surgeries a year on patients from different regions of Quebec.
- Normally, patients need to come to the hospital several times for preparation and follow-up visits. These numerous visits increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Using remote monitoring to improve the safety factor in healthcare
- Aetonix has designed a mobile app that helps patients prepare for their outpatient surgery remotely, through therapeutic education material and advice videos.
- This app can also ensure careful monitoring of the patient’s condition after surgery, thereby facilitating the screening for possible complications.
- By avoiding multiple hospital visits or readmissions to the emergency department, the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is reduced. It also leads to a reduction in costs for the healthcare system and patients.