Innovation Snapshot
Innovator: Clinisys EMR
Location:Edmonton, Alberta

MOBILE APP HELPS PROVIDE BETTER CARE FOR DEMENTIA PATIENTS

Meeting the needs of Albertans living with dementia, particularly those who are living alone or with family caregivers, is becoming increasingly challenging. This is compounded by a shortage of health care aides (HCAs) who perform the majority of care for seniors in the province. These conditions put people with dementia at risk and restrict their ability to remain in their communities or age in place.

  • Alberta-based Clinisys EMR has developed an innovative digital health technology that improves efficiencies for HCAs and their teams while enabling families to connect with their loved ones and access information related to their care.
  • Together with researchers from the U of A, Clinisys is working to enhance, implement and evaluate the Clinisys digital health solution. The project is also supported by the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).

“The support from Alberta Innovates and CABHI has enabled collaboration between healthcare aid representatives, families of older adults receiving care, and the University of Alberta’s researchers. The evidence generated is paving the way for Clinisys to enter the senior’s care space.”Mehadi Sayed, CEO, Clinisys EMR, and Dr. Lili Liu, Dean, Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo

Another example of Alberta ingenuity.