VIRTUES provides personalized health care delivery, empowerment, and ownership for each patient to co-manage their health. Resources, including health education, are uniquely tailored to the individual.
Founded by the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), the implementation of VIRTUES improves the access, quality, and cost of healthcare for all Canadians with an arrhythmia condition.
“The research and first-of-its-kind technology will have a significant impact, not only on Canadians suffering from arrhythmias, but also on caregivers, and for Canada’s healthcare system at large. I applaud CANet for its important work.”
Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West
VIRTUES was designed, developed and implemented with the essential involvement of patients, on-going expertise of healthcare leaders from CANet’s pan-Canadian network of investigators and clinicians, and fundamental support of academic, industry and government partners from provinces and territories across Canada.
Patients with arrhythmia conditions will receive on-demand virtual care using state-of-the-art Canadian-made biosensor driven diagnostics and health informatics, integrated with cutting-edge digital technologies, advanced analytics and wireless connectivity.
VIRTUES delivers the most efficient, effective, and accessible healthcare, on-demand and tailored to the specific needs of each arrhythmia patient.
By combining wearable biosensor technology (to collect personalized physiological data), digital multi-media interfaces (providing personalized demographic structured and unstructured data) and validated analytics, VIRTUES has the capabilities to immediately integrate symptom-driven validated physiological data (rhythm, BP, others) into a patient-specific, personalized context and trigger an appropriate care plan derived from a set of plans previously co-developed with the patient.