July 21st, 2020 – Mississauga, ON – As the demand for virtual care solutions increases, SE Health and AlayaCare are working together to modernize the in-person home care experience, empowering home care staff, patients, family, caregivers, and other professionals in the circle of care for better health outcomes. In a project funded by the CAN Health Network, SE Health and AlayaCare are co-designing and testing a new software platform that will enable an enhanced model of home care delivery in Ontario.
As part of the collaboration, SE Health initially worked with AlayaCare on introducing remote monitoring tools to extend the SE Health nursing team, allowing for 24/7 continuous monitoring. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team added Virtual Care tools as the need to maintain safe two-way communication became vital. AlayaCare’s Virtual Care Suite mitigates COVID-19 infection risks via: a COVID-19 screening tool that enables care providers to assess their patient’s risk status; a secure video conferencing feature that seamlessly adapts in-person visits to virtual ones; and a Family Portal, which allows care providers, clients and authorized family members to access and manage information about their care plans.
AlayaCare’s solution is helping to power SE Health’s transformative H.O.P.E Model® (Home, Opportunity, People, Empowerment) of Care, a holistic approach to community care that they plan to scale across Ontario, Canada and beyond. Together they are harnessing the power of Canadian built end-to-end software to meet the needs of home care staff, families and patients, when and where they need it most.
The commercialization project will run until the end of 2020. During this time AlayaCare and SE Health will work directly together, to build, test and refine AlayaCare’s suite of tools to ensure they meet the needs of the end-users. The teams will evaluate performance and make any changes or upgrades necessary to then scale the tools across the rest of SE Health, and across other community and home care providers.
The commercialization project is supported with funding from CAN Health Network, who is supporting Canadian companies like AlayaCare get critical access to health care settings and information to improve its product, and scale across Canada.
“The partnership created with the CAN Health Network, AlayaCare and SE Health is a great showcase of the talent we have here in Canada,” said Dr. Dante Morra, Chair of the CAN Health Network. “This initiative helps address challenges that many health care organizations face as a result of COVID-19 and the need to adapt new technologies. Our goal is to grow Canadian solutions, and support companies like AlayaCare scale across the Canadian marketplace, while strengthening our healthcare system.”