Our commitment to the First Nations is this…
For as long as the Health First App is used to support the nurses in providing care to patients with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, or Tuberculosis, the app will be provided at no cost. This will include future development, maintenance, and support as required in an evolving technology landscape.
A Challenge to Our Peers:
Our intention is to continue to develop and expand Health First with new capabilities. One of the first things we hope to add is secure videoconferencing; this will allow patients to have face-to-face consultations with physicians. The opportunity for this platform to provide world-class healthcare to First Nations communities is immense. Remote medical technologies are exploding with the advent of robust networks, wearable devices, and constant monitoring via the ‘Internet-of-Things’. Consider the opportunity to monitor vital signs like pulse and blood pressure, to accurately track blood sugar, to send individualized reminders for patients to take their medications multiple times per day, or to have a patient capture an EEG in their home some 230km north of the hospital in Saskatoon.
So, we are challenging our peers in the tech community to join us. Make a difference in the day-to-day lives of the First Nations communities.
If you have a service, a device or a technology that could help—and you are willing to make the same ‘no cost’ commitment—please contact us to learn more about this initiative.
You don’t need to go to Africa to do HIV humanitarian work.