New app will enhance the quality of mental-health treatment by helping family doctors to track their patients’ moods over time.
From high-touch to high-tech—that’s the change COVID-19 triggered in rehabilitation. Telehealth is now an option for clients recovering from stroke, getting measured for a wheelchair, and receiving support for autism.
Using keyboard and screen to build trust between psychiatrist and patient? Not an obvious choice. Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic helped telepsychiatry take root at the JGH and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.
The elderly are especially prone to depression during the COVID-19 lockdown. That’s why the Telehealth Intervention Program for Isolated Older Adults is providing emotional support.
By completing the Daily Coronavirus Survey, members of the public will provide CIUSSS West-Central Montreal with digital data that will help predict potential hotspots and improve the allocation of resources.