Digital Health Communities

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Digital Health Communities, Pt. 2: Rows 123 - 142

Digital Health Communities identified in this request include AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: Digital Health Circle, Haney Langley Maple Ridge Heartfulness Meditation, Solutions4Health, VIA Marketplace by HealthSpace Data Systems, Lindsay health hub by Community Care Health and Care Network, and Kawartha Lakes Wellness Fair, among others. The full list has been compiled in rows 123 – 142 of the Part 2 tab of the attached spreadsheet.

UNAVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION

The municipalities that do not have any digital health communities, initiatives, meet ups, or hubs are:
  • Saint-Jérôme
  • Prince George

For this research, we employed four different search strategies in order to identify the municipalities' available data on digital health communities, initiatives, meet ups, and hubs. The first strategy we employed was looking at the website of each of the municipalities (namely www.vsj.ca for Saint-Jérôme and www.princegeorge.ca for Prince George). For Saint-Jérôme we employed Google Translate as the municipality is situated in Quebec and is entirely in French. The websites do not have a news section which would help us find any news of the digital health communities being announced or being open for business. Our second research avenue was looking into the local news outlets. Prince George has a news outlet called Prince George Citizen (princegeorgecitizen.com). There are no mentions of any digital health announcements in the online version of the paper. We looked through the available archive but the website is focused mainly on more practical things such as gas prices and traffic announcements. Saint-Jérôme, however, does not have a local news outlet covering exclusively the one municipality since it is a small village. Finally, we expanded our search and looked into bigger health initiatives in Canada that have smaller regional centers such as Canada Infoway, Digital Health, Canadian Healthcare Network, and Better Health together. Neither of these larger networks are currently operating hubs, meetups, or hosting initiatives in Prince George or Saint-Jérôme.

The reasons why these municipalities do not seem to have any identifiable digital health communities, initiatives, meet ups, or hubs are rooted in the following:
  • The fact all the municipalities listed are very small communities which are oftentimes situated close to the others listed in this spreadsheet.
  • The municipalities are rural and not focused on digital health as it is not a priority in medicine in these areas.
  • The municipalities do not have an "online presence" or even a local media outlet that is present online which would report on such initiatives.

Digital Health Communities

The municipalities that have two different digital health communities are:
  • Maple Ridge
  • Peterborough
  • Kawartha Lakes
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Moncton

The municipalities that have only one digital health community are:
  • Drummondville
  • Sarnia
  • Wood Buffalo

Conclusion

The full list of the digital health communities in the Canadian municipal areas has been compiled in rows 123 – 142 of the Part 2 tab of the attached spreadsheet.
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Digital Health Communities, Pt. 2: Rows 43 - 62

Digital Health Communities identified in this request include; Renegade,Lead your Life by Carea Community Health Center,Fraser Health Authority, Dr. Faraj Edher, Canada health info, Niagara Health , Algonquin college and DigitalHealth.il conference. we have provided all the required information in the attached spreadsheet.


The municipalities that do not have any digital health communities, initiatives, meet ups, or hubs are:
Saguenay
Lévis
For this research, we employed four different search strategies in order to identify the municipalities' available data on digital health communities, initiatives, meet ups, and hubs. The first strategy we employed was looking at the website of each of the municipalities. The websites do not have a news section which would help us find any news of the digital health communities being announced or being open for business.

Our second research avenue was looking into the local news outlets, such as https://globalnews.ca/tag/saguenay/. There was no mentions of any digital health announcements in the online version of the paper. We looked through the available archive but the website is focused mainly on more practical things such as gas prices and traffic announcements. Lévis, however, does not have a local news outlet covering exclusively the one municipality since it is a small village. Finally, we expanded our search and looked into bigger health initiatives in Canada that have smaller regional centers such as Canada Infoway, Digital Health, Canadian Healthcare Network, and Better Health together. Neither of these larger networks are currently operating hubs, meet ups, or hosting initiatives in Saguenay and Lévis.
The reasons why these municipalities do not seem to have any identifiable digital health communities, initiatives, meet ups, or hubs are rooted in the following:
  • The fact all the municipalities listed are very small communities which are oftentimes situated close to the others listed in this spreadsheet.
  • The municipalities are rural and not focused on digital health as it is not a priority in medicine in these areas.
  • The municipalities do not have an "online presence" or even a local media outlet that is present online which would report on such initiatives.
The full list of the digital health communities in the Canadian municipal areas has been compiled in rows 43-62 of the Part 2 tab of the attached spreadsheet.
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Digital Health Communities, Pt. 2: Rows 23 - 42

For each of the locations designated within our assigned rows of the spreadsheet, except for Burlington, one digital community, website, as well as the name and contact information for the leader/organizer was provided. We are also providing a brief description for each community below. Of those listed HealthIM, SCAN Health Canada, CitizenOne Health, PepConnect, and FollowMyHealth linked communities by way of digital health platforms.

Due to the time constraint imposed on this research request, we were not able to continue our search for a community located in Burlington. In addition to completing a keyword search which might reveal this information. We utilized the time allotted by examining the various lists of digital communities located within Canada for any which existed specifically in Burlington. However, none of the communities we found located on these lists were located within Burlington. We also examined the Health Canada governmental website to determine if we could find any digital health communities located within Burlington that way, but this also did not yield any results. We do however believe that additional time would reveal a digital health community located in Burlington.

HealthIM

Health IM offers a mental health reporting platform and innovative hub, which links the law enforcement and healthcare communities, enabling police officers to assess the mental health of the people they serve, as well as facilitate hospital admissions when necessary. Daniel Pearson Hirdes, one of the Co-founders of the company which is located in Kitchener.

Fortius Foundation

The Fortius Foundation uses digital health technologies such as 3D gait analysis to support community sports and exercise medicine. The foundation constructed the Fortius Sport & Health facility in Burnaby. Andy Price, the foundation's executive director.

Scan Health Canada

Is a digital health network and "International Knowledge Translation Platform" which links members of the academic community with healthcare, industry and government to facilitate the exchange of information and better manage the health care supply chain globally. Lori Turik is the COO for the platform which is hosted in Windsor.

CitizenOne Health

Is a digital community platform which links citizens with government and health services. Vivvo, the company responsible for the platform is located in Regina and headed by Craig Fiske.

Followmyhealth

Allscripts connects over 16 million patients via their patient engagement platform, FollowMyHealth. The company located in Richmond is lead by Paul Black.

Mackenzie Health

Mackenzie Health is a network of community-based healthcare services located in Richmond Hill. Altaf Stationwala is the CEO and President.

PEPConnect

This digital health education platform connects healthcare professionals with each other and provides online training enabling them to stay up to date with new advancements. The platform is offered through Seimens Healthineers which is headquartered in Oakville and run by Faisal Kazi.

Greater Sudbury Health Link (GSHL)

Is a network which coordinates the care for patients within the Greater Sudbury area who have complicated conditions by linking their family, hospital, doctors, and community organization together. The networks executive officer is Jeremy Stevenson.

GRIIS

GRISS is a professional community run through the University of Sherbrooke and headed by Jean-François Ethier. The group's goal is to improve patient outcomes and apply information services in order to change the health care system.






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Digital Health Communities, Pt. 2: Rows 3 - 22

On the attached spreadsheet, we have outlined the digital health communities found in 10 Canadian municipal areas. These findings are outlined in tab 2 rows 3 - 22.

FINDINGS

Québec International is a digital health community in Quebec. Quebec International's key organizer is Carl Viel, who is the President and CEO.

Canada's Digital Health Hub is a digital health community in Surrey. Canada's Digital Health Hub's key organizer is Dr. Sylvain Moreno, who is the Director.

Therappx is a digital health community in Laval. Their key organizer is Alexandre Chagnon, who is the CEO.

Digital Health Canada is a digital health community in Halifax. Digital Health Canada’s key organizer is Dr. Raza Abidi.

Pulse Infoframe is a digital health community in London. Pulse Infoframe’s key organizer is Dr. Femida Gwadry, who is the CEO.

The full findings can be found in the attached spreadsheet.
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