Publications

Victorian Order of Nurses

Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) and Sensory Technologies Partnering for Success in Ontario

At VON Canada, we’re focused on extending the reach of health care providers into communities to enhance the quality of life for our clients —and to create the conditions that help people become and stay healthy and well.

Through the use of Sensory Technologies’ eShift platform, VON Canada has been part of an innovative model of care that better supports palliative and complex patients, while making the delivery of home care easier and more efficient.

Canadian Healthcare Technology

CC2H program keeps patients at home connected to care-givers

On a peaceful summer afternoon earlier this year, London, Ont., resident Jim Purchase was getting ready to head out to the movies with his wife when he started to feel “kind of funky.” Purchase, 67, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2002 and ended up in hospital multiple times since then due to tightness in his chest and difficulty breathing.

Canadian Healthcare Technology

Windsor area pioneers telehealth for stroke recovery

Leveraging the eShift® technology platform developed by Sensory Technologies, eRehab is built around an interprofessional team that places specialized therapy technicians in the home under the guidance of a directing therapist from a remote location. The therapist is able to provide real-time direction to several technicians at once with the use of Sensory Tech’s electronic health tools.

Health Quality Ontario

eShift® – Creating a Virtual in Home End of Life Care Team

The Palliative Care eShift® (eShift®) program is a model of care that allows for personal support workers (PSWs) connected virtually to nurses through Smartphone technology, to provide palliative clients the end of life care they need. The South West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), with support from the South West Local Health Integration Network (SW LHIN) is  the co-ordinators of care for the eShift® model.

Community Care Access Centre

eShift®

The innovative eShift® program, developed by the South West CCAC and its partners, has attracted national attention. It enables one nurse to provide overnight care to several palliative patients at a time, so that more people can choose to die at home. Thanks to additional funding from the South West LHIN, the program is now available across the South West.​

eShift® was selected as an Accreditation Canada National Leading Practice, acknowledging it as a "sustainable, creative and innovative service" of national significance. 

EnComPaSS

International collaboration enables eShift® model of care for UK palliative care patients

With the academic support of the National Institute for Health Research, Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire and Humber (NIHR, CLAHRC and YH) the Telehealth and Care Technologies Theme (TaCT) worked with Sensory Technologies to implement and evaluate a proven model for technology at St Luke’s. Junior or band D/band 5 (NHS) nurses were trained and delegated to deliver palliative care plans under online supervision by the St Luke’s specialist palliative care team.

Care Partners

How Our eShift® Palliative Care Program is Helping Deliver Better Care

What is eShift®?

At CarePartners we are often asked about our eShift® program for patients receiving palliative care at home. The program is relatively new and uses mobile technology to support collaboration between nurses and Personal Support Workers (PSWs), many people are curious about how the program actually works.