November 28, 2018 – Presented by Dr. Michael McGillion, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University and Prathiba Harsha, MSc eHealth Candidate, McMaster University – Tens of thousands of cardiovascular surgeries are performed on seniors each year to improve survival, relieve disease symptoms, and improve health-related quality of life. The current inadequate postoperative monitoring, both in surgical wards and at home leads to undetected hemodynamic compromise, postoperative complications and related poor functional status in substantial numbers of patients during recovery. The SMArTVIEW, CoVeRed – an innovative research project has been initiated at the Hamilton General Hospital to refine and test the effectiveness of eHealth enabled service delivery intervention. SMArTVIEW combines remote automated monitoring, education, and self-management training plan called restore and recover (R&R) to optimize recovery in seniors undergoing cardiovascular surgeries. As this is a multidisciplinary project with major change-management initiative, stakeholder management along with engagement plays a crucial role in the conduct of this trial. Through this webinar we will present our early experience with remote automated monitoring and the importance of stakeholder management during implementation and conduct of SMArTVIEW.
Prathiba Harsha is a master’s candidate in the eHealth program at McMaster University. She is currently doing her Digital Health Internship under the supervision of Dr. McGillion, working on digital health projects at Hamilton Health Sciences. She completed her bachelor of medicine and surgery (MBBS) training from Rajiv Gandhi University, India. After her training as a clinical research associate at McMaster University, she has worked for the Department of Anesthesia – Research at McMaster University.
Dr. Michael McGillion is an Associate Professor and holds the Heart and Stroke Foundation/Michael G. DeGroote Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Nursing Research at McMaster University. He is also a Scientist at the Population Health Research Institute in Hamilton, Ontario. His research program focuses on remote automated monitoring and virtual recovery support models for people recovering from cardiac, vascular and other forms of surgery. Dr. McGillion is Co-Chair of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Pan-Canadian Council on Mission: Priorities, Advice, Science and Strategy (CoMPASS).