Press release

Kingston Health Sciences Centre ensures the beat goes on with virtual cardiac monitoring

January 24, 2023

January 24, 2023 (Ottawa, ON) – An evaluation that allows for ambulatory monitoring of cardiac patients at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is receiving support for their partnership with m-Health Solutions from the Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®), through its Early Adopter Health Network (EAHN™).

m-Health Solutions’ Panorama 360 is a proprietary software platform that allows for a patient to be monitored virtually via a medical device that sends data back to a centralized facility where cardiac technologists review the information and send a report to the patient’s cardiologist.

“The m-Health Solutions system is helping us renew our technology with state-of-the-art patient-friendly monitors and analysis software,” said Dr. Michael O’Reilly, cardiologist at KHSC. “It is a critical part of our outpatient diagnostic program.”

“This initiative, made possible by the EAHN™ program, will enable us to demonstrate our longstanding expertise and ability to work together with our partners to optimize and improve workflows, while focusing on our common quest to improve patient experience. m-Health Solutions and our parent company, the ELNA Medical Group, are delighted to take part in a project that dovetails perfectly with our overarching mission to empower both patients and physicians through use of advanced and innovative technology designed to provide better continuity of care and better outcomes,” said Sandy Schwenger, CEO of m-Health Solutions.

OBIO’s President and CEO Dr. Maura Campbell notes, “The collaboration between KHSC and m-Health Solutions is a great example of what EAHN™ program was established to do – match local companies developing made-in-Canada innovative technologies with healthcare organizations to evaluate these technologies with the goal of procurement, leading to greater adoption across the Canadian healthcare system.”

About Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is southeastern Ontario’s complex, acute and specialty care, research and teaching hospital. Consisting of the Hotel Dieu site and Kingston General site, as well as the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario and the research institute, they care for more than 500,000 patients and their families from across the region. As one of the region’s largest employers, they are home to almost 6,000 staff, more than 2,000 health-care learners and 1,000 volunteers who are committed to partnering with patients and families to ensure that they continually provide high quality, compassionate care. Fully affiliated with Queen’s University, KHSC is ranked as one of Canada’s top research hospitals.

About m-Health Solutions

An ELNA Medical Group company, m-Health Solutions specializes in remote patient monitoring and cardiac diagnostics. Using leading-edge technologies, m-Health Solutions has created a system where the patient is at the centre of care. Their easy-to-wear ambulatory ECG technologies allow patients to be fully mobile and go about their daily routine, which dramatically improves patient compliance.

Their cloud-based reporting services deliver faster results to facilitate a quicker treatment pathway. Their evidence-based offerings focus on improving the patient monitoring experience and provide better connected care, which can reduce wait time, hospitalization costs, and help end hallway health care.

About OBIO®

The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®), a not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to advancing health technology innovation and commercialization, is prioritizing the evaluation of new technologies through their Early Adopter Health Network (EAHN™) to provide solutions. OBIO® is engaged in strategy, programming, policy development and advocacy to further the commercialization of human health technologies, positioning Canada as a leader in the international marketplace. To learn more, visit: obio.ca.

For more information:

Bibaswan Ghoshal, Director, Market Acceleration, OBIO®

John Pereira, Media Relations, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Sandy Schwenger, CEO, m-Health Solutions 

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