New app for stroke survivors receives $250,000 in funding
Sep 26, 2016
(From the McMaster Daily News)
By Allyson Rowley
A $250,000 philanthropic grant from the Max Bell Foundation will allow McMaster researchers to test a new app designed to support stroke survivors using home care services.
When a patient leaves the hospital after a stroke, he or she may need a home care coordinator, a nurse, an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, and a personal support worker. But there are often crucial delays and gaps in information-sharing among the many different service providers – and between patients and their health care team.
Researchers from McMaster’s Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) in the School of Nursing have developed My Stroke Team (MyST), a web-based app that will enable home care workers to share information in real time, while also empowering stroke patients to actively participate in their own care.
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