Why it’s important
Technology-enabled care is changing the face of health care and the lives of people across Canada and around the world. Women’s College Hospital is leading a care revolution thanks to donor support. This helps make healthcare more convenient, effective and affordable. Read below to see what you are making possible.
Right now, there are three transformations underway to bring virtual care into the mainstream. This work is more important now than ever and only possible thanks to donor support.
- In 2018, Women’s College Hospital began to lay the groundwork to become Canada’s first virtual hospital. Women’s Virtual is revolutionizing care for the 21st century by helping create a modern healthcare system that meets the unique needs of today’s population. Women’s Virtual is breaking down barriers to healthcare using the power of technology to connect people and systems. It means care can be delivered in the way that best meets the needs of every individual.
With the support of donors like you, Women’s Virtual will improve healthcare and change lives by dramatically reducing wait times, keeping people out of hospital hallways and equipping healthcare providers with the right tools to deliver the best possible care. This will reduce the strain on the health system. Click here to learn how Women’s College Hospital has accelerated its virtual care capabilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Women’s College Hospital’s Institute for Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) opened in 2013 to become the only provincial incubator for bold new ideas to transform the healthcare system. Today, rebranded to become the Centre for Digital Health Evaluation province-wise, it is leading a national network to improve digital health evaluation to transform patient experience, create better health outcomes for marginalized populations, and lower the cost of care to the entire system.
- Women’s College Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Unit (AACU) is a community-care resource that provides care patients with complex medical issues and helps to return patients to their home environment quickly, with the right supports. Ultimately, these solutions address issues of overcrowding and reduce the burden on the healthcare system.
Your support will help to drive forward innovations in healthcare to improve patient care and create unprecedented efficiencies for patients and the health system.
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