Peer-support mobile app helps women with cardiovascular disease


BCATPR Members Scott Lear, Brodie Sakakibara and Emily Ross, along with other researchers, recently published results from a study looking at virtual peer-support networks for women with cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study tested a mobile phone app, Healing Circles, which was intended to provide participants with the opportunity to access peer support for CVD.

Heart disease patients receive social support in the palm of their hands

A pilot study of a social networking app for women with heart disease showed that the application was effective at helping users manage their health. The study was led by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in collaboration with BCATPR's Drs. Scott Lear&

Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation Program found to reduce heart disease risk

Image adapted from original by Online Trading Academy


MyHealthConnect gains international press

The BCATPR made international headlines this week with our MyHealthConnect chronic disease management program. An in-depth interview with BCATPR team lead Dr. Scott Lear, featured in International Innovation by Research Media, discusses the past and future of MyHealthConnect.

Coming to your community – Health care from your home computer

As featured on the Simon Fraser University website:

Simon Fraser University professor Scott Lear and his research team have developed a website to help patients living with diabetes, heart, kidney and lung disease manage their health – all in the comfort of their own homes.

Patients living throughout B.C. are being invited to participate in an ongoing study tracking its use.

Upcoming events

July 20-21, 2013

Canada-China Symposium on Atherothrombosis, Diabetes and Obesity

Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre

Vote for Our Video Entry in Grand Challenges Canada!

Check out this video entry by Principal Investigator Dr. Scott Lear in Grand Challenges Canada's Stars in Global Health competition. His entry proposes a simple mobile diabetes-management app for use in India. Take 3 minutes to vote for this video, and you can help us win funding to make this project possible.

BCATPR's October newsletter, now out

Check out the October edition of BCATPR's newsletter.
In this issue:

  • Vote for BCATPR's Video in Grand Challenges Canada!
  • Telehealth Use in BC's Interior Health
  • New BCATPR Project Proposal & CIHR Application

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Thank you to everyone who attended this year's workshop!

We greatly enjoyed hosting this year's BCATPR workshop! With a bigger array of telehealth speakers and exhibitors than in our previous years, we were pleased to showcase a wide variety of programs from the expanding field of telehealth. Thank you to our presenters, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees for having made this a great event! We will posting event highlights on our workshop page shortly.

Dr. William Clifford added to BCATPR June 21 workshop roster

Dr. William Clifford of Northern Health has been added to the list of speakers presenting at this year's BCATPR Virtual Clinics and Mobile Health June 21 workshop. He will be discussing electronic medical records in the context of supporting remote primary care homes and telehealth. His bio and presentation summary are available here. For more information about the workshop and to register, please visit www.bcatpr.ca/workshops.

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