The Telehomecare Program is funded
by the Central East LHIN and Ontario Telemedicine Network. As an integral part
of Ontario’s Chronic Disease Management Framework, Telehomecare aligns with and
supports other provincial health strategies including Health Links.
In the Central East LHIN region, Telehomecare supports the Vascular Aim Strategy of improving the vascular health of residents, and has been shown to be effective in reducing the number of Emergency Department visits and hospital re-admissions.
Telehomecare is available to all patients with mild-to-moderate Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) residing within the Central East LHIN region. Referrals can be made by patients, caregivers, primary care providers (PCP's), specialists or allied health professionals.
The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) will provide
program design and oversight as well as implementation and support services. OTN
will also manage the technology, maintain an expert clinical advisory committee
and will certify clinicians to deliver Telehomecare.
How to Refer
Admission to the Central East Telehomecare Program is completed through
the Central East LHIN Home and Community Care. Patients and caregivers can call
1-844-607-2549. Primary Care Providers can complete the Central East
Referral/Request for Assessment form or the COPD & Heart Failure
Telehomecare Referral Form found in the link below. The form should be faxed
1-855-352-2555. The Telehomecare e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
See the COPD & Heart Failure Telehomecare Referral Form here »
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