COVID-19 is forcing health-care providers around the world to adapt old methods and invent new ones to care for people sickened by the novel coronavirus.
Such is the case at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) in Toronto’s east end, where a digital app called Hypercare – developed by University of Toronto alumnus Albert Tai – is helping health-care staff inside and outside the hospital communicate faster and more effectively.
“Hypercare enables MGH health-care providers to efficiently and securely collaborate in the care of patients,” says Dr. Patrick Darragh, chief medical information officer at MGH. “This is particularly helpful in the care of COVID-19 patients, which requires co-ordination between many services, such as infectious disease, infection control, respirology and critical care.”
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