I recently came across some information that might be important for women with ovarian cancer in Alberta. A Calgary tech start-up HAnalytics Solutions has launched a new digital tool that will help patients and their caregivers track and record their cancer journey. I know from personal experience that managing health-care data such as appointment dates, medications, treatments and side-effects can become scattered— there were times when I found it almost overwhelming. Zoelnsights is an innovative, digital app that will allow patients and their caregivers to manage this complexity of information more easily.
According to the Alberta Cancer Foundation the secure app will allow patients and caregivers to efficiently log all information related to their cancer experience, whether that’s questions, observations, photos or consultation notes. ZoeInsights can also keep track of appointments, medications, supplements and dosages in a streamlined way. Finally, patients using the app will be readily able to access searchable information on drugs and therapy as well as their personal diagnosis summary. This will enable them to actively participate in managing and coordinating interactions with their health-care teams.
PS: My son has been living in Alberta the past 10 years....Ft. Mac, Brooks and now Edmonton and I've said his dad and I can't relocate to be closer to him because I'm so tied to the excellent care I get here in Ontario. Hmmmmmm.....I'm feeling inclined to reconsider, especially given his next move is likely to be Calgary.
@Fearless The health care system here in Alberta has serious issues just like the one in Ontario. On my many visits to Calgary’s Tom Baker Centre, I was alarmed by the obviously overcrowded quarters. When it opened its doors in the 1980s, the Tom Baker Cancer Centre was spacious and featured state-of-the-art design. Flash forward thirty or forty years and the aging centre is crowded and serving a volume of patients that is well beyond the capacity that it was built for.
After my first couple of appointments, I found it impossible not to notice how filled to capacity the building is. I was subjected to the overflowing parking lot, the busy chemotherapy beds and the often packed waiting areas. Finally, in the fall of 2017, under Rachel Notley's government, ground was officially broken for the new Calgary Cancer Centre.