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LifeAssist joins trial for medication management, care coordination

November 6, 2017
by PR Newswire
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LifeAssist Technologies Inc., announced today that they have been selected by the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) to participate in the Industry Innovation Partnership Program (I2P2).

I2P2 seeks to connect companies who have innovative aging and brain health products/services that are at an advanced stage of development, with healthcare institutions who are seeking solutions to challenging issues in aging and brain health.

LifeAssist competed against companies worldwide for the opportunity to showcase its solution within the CABHI’s esteemed and collaborative healthcare environment. The program will provide further validation of LifeAssist’s Circura + Rosie medication management and care coordination platform/device. The focus of the trial is on enhancing medication, and related compliance for homecare clients and long-term residents.

As a successful I2P2 innovator, LifeAssist will be partnering with two noted healthcare providers: Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network and Baycrest Health Sciences for the duration of the program. The team will endeavor to evaluate and validate medication adherence, efficiency, resource utilization and overall senior care participant’s satisfaction and engagement in health management.

“We are very happy to be an I2P2 partner with LifeAssist,” says Anna Ballon, Executive Director, Residential Living and Community Programs, Baycrest. “This I2P2 project will enhance care and connectivity across senior-friendly communities and specialized programs.”

Tim Pauley, Manager, Research & Knowledge Mobilization, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, added, “Our focus is assisting people during healthcare transitions and the care coordination that promotes independence. Our clinical trial with LifeAssist’s medication adherence technology and in-home device is a great opportunity to enhance medication compliance in a home setting.”

About LifeAssist – LifeAssist’s (http://www.lat.care) Circura + Rosie technology platform enables ongoing connections for secure, transitional care that bridges silos between people and data. Our innovative solutions promote active and independent living while helping care providers and families balance stress, schedules and workload.

About Toronto Central LHIN- Toronto Central LHIN has the highest concentration of health services in Ontario with more than 170 health service providers delivering 210 programs. The Toronto Central LHIN is responsible for planning, integrating and funding local health services that meet the needs of 1.2 million residents and thousands of other Ontarians who come to Toronto for care. We deliver high quality home and community care services, and coordinate access to primary care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.

About Baycrest Health Sciences - Headquartered on a 23-acre campus and fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest Health Sciences combines a unique holistic healthcare approach for aging adults with one of the world’s top brain research institutes (the Rotman Research Institute). Baycrest is home to the federally and provincially-funded Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, a solution accelerator focused on driving innovation in the aging and brain health sector, and the developer of a free online memory assessment, Cogniciti, for Canadians 40+ who are concerned about their memory. As a hospital with exemplary standing, practitioners and researchers at Baycrest work towards revolutionizing the aging experience. Baycrest is a recognized leader in offering unique hands-on opportunities to help train the next generation of healthcare professionals.

About Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation - The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) is a solution accelerator for the aging and brain health sector, providing support to innovators for the development, testing, and dissemination of new ideas and technologies that address unmet brain health and seniors' care needs. Established in 2015, it is the result of the largest investment in brain health and aging in Canadian history. Led by Baycrest Health Sciences, CABHI is a unique collaboration of health care, science, industry, not-for-profit and government partners whose aim is to help improve quality of life for the world's aging population, allowing older adults to age safely in the setting of their choice while maintaining their cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being. For more information on CABHI, please visit: http://www.cabhi.com.

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