Reliq Health Technologies Inc (OTCMKTS:RQHTF) a technology company specializing in the creation of innovative mobile health (mHealth) plus telemedicine solutions to be used by Community-Based Healthcare, has announced that it has started admitting diabetes patients for its Remote Patient Care pilot in partnership with Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Wen Health Centre which is located in Sioux Lookout, ON. This pilot project is being financed by Ontario’s Health Technologies Fund (HTF).
Reliq Health Technologies, Inc, CEO Dr. Lisa Crossley while commenting on the developments said they are very pleased to work with Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Wen Health Centre (SLMHC) so as to address the healthcare problems of the poor people so as to enable them access medication and care from the rural and remote places. She added that with the use of the low-touch, high-tech iUGO Care solution, the company can be in a position to administer ‘virtual care’ to diabetes patients, right in their own communities throughout the Northwestern sides of Ontario.
She noted that the company has a platform, which supports patients in remote places through close monitoring and setting up secure virtual communications. The monitoring and communications allow clinicians to point out patients whose condition is deteriorating so that early intervention mechanisms can be put in place so as to avoid development of serious complications.
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Wen Health Centre is engaged in the provision of healthcare to patients in the Northwestern parts of Ontario. This area is the size of France. Dr. Lisa said this company has an inspiring commitment of delivering premium quality health care to patients who are in very remote and rural places and they are honored to be part of the life-saving initiative. The company operates in an area that brings together four municipalities plus 28 First Nations communities. These include Savant Lake, Pickle Lake, Hudson and the Treaty #3 community of Lac Seul First Nation.
The pilot project is one of 15 others which were funded in Ontario’s $20-million Health Technology Fund. This fund is administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) on behalf of the Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist (OCHIS).