As part of furthering innovation and research at Grand River Hospital (GRH), GRH will team up with local start-up TAMVOES with help from the Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®) to implement a tool that has been designed to help patients manage, track and share their health information, appointments and care plans.
The TAMVOES health management platform is designed to empower patients during their healthcare journey and it will be piloted at GRH to see whether it helps to enhance communication across the healthcare continuum. The platform’s goal is to help patients share their healthcare journey without repeating their story to different individuals.
OBIO® is working to advance health technology innovation and commercialization by providing funding for these studies through its Early Adopter Health Network (EAHN™) designed to help healthcare organizations access innovations that can impact the patient’s journey.
“This EAHN™ project with Grand River Hospital will test the TAMVOES platform through a study in one of its cancer clinics to measure the benefits of the tool for cancer patients and their caregivers,” said Dr. Maura Campbell, President and CEO, OBIO®. “We are excited to support innovative work that has the potential to lead to an improved patient journey and are pleased to support both TAMVOES and Grand River Hospital.”
“While taking care of two family members battling cancer, I realized there were inefficiencies in the healthcare system as information is stored in silos and, there is strong discontinuity of care. We are very grateful for the EAHN’s support and the opportunity to work with Grand River Hospital to implement this technology in the clinical setting and make strides to enhance the patient experience.” – Jessica Lunshof, TAMVOES President and Co-Founder. Demonstrating the usefulness of the TAMVOES health management platform in managing patient health information and increasing the ease of communication between the patient and their healthcare team may lead to improved patient satisfaction.
“Connecting with the tech community is critical to Grand River Hospital becoming a world-class health system. This opportunity with TAMVOES is in line in both spirit and success – and aligns so well personally to Jessica’s family’s care journey” – said Paul McIntyre-Royston, CEO of Grand River Hospital Foundation.
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.
TAMVOES Health Inc., is a Canadian female-led health technology start-up based out of Waterloo, Ontario, that empowers users to manage their health information all in one easy-to-use platform. The TAMVOES Health management platform securely stores and shares important health documents, keeps loved ones informed and tracks important vitals.
About Grand River Hospital
Grand River Hospital is one of Ontario’s largest community hospitals with an outstanding team of 5,000 dedicated health care workers and volunteers. We provide services and support to more than 840,000 residents at our two campuses and satellite locations in Waterloo Region and Guelph Wellington. We take pride in the ways we collaborate with our health system partners, our region’s academic and innovation communities, and diverse community stakeholders as we work toward providing a world class experience for patients, families and team members.
Our programs include cancer and renal (kidney) services; care for the most seriously ill and injured adults; services for mothers, newborns and children; emergency care; mental health and addictions; and care for older adults including rehabilitation. Learn more about our programs here.
For more information about OBIO’s Early Adopter Health Network (EAHN™), or if you are interested in joining the Network, please contact:
Director, Market Acceleration
For more information about TAMVOES Health Inc, please contact:
Co-Founder and President,
For more information about Grand River Hospital, please contact:
Director of Innovation, Research