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1125@Carleton Announces Partnership with Health First to Support Mobile Nursing Technologies in First Nations Communities

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1125@Carleton Announces Partnership with Health First to Support Mobile Nursing Technologies in First Nations Communities

1125@Carleton at Carleton University has partnered with Health First, an Ottawa based not-for-profit organization, to support the development of an innovative mobile health services system that will empower front-line nurses working in First Nations communities.

 

“We are extremely excited about the partnership with 1125@Carleton,” said John MacBeth, president and CEO of Health First. “United with the Canadian Nurses Association and the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association, 1125@Carleton rounds out a committed group of progressive and publically focused organizations. Disruptive thinking, corporate social activism and innovation are at the core of our vision and 1125@Carleton provides us with a perfect base camp for our movement to thrive.”

 

MacBeth, who is also a PhD student at Carleton’s School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, designed the Health First App to help nurses by providing a cloud-based technology to maintain patient records in at-risk communities. The Health First App will replace a paper-based record keeping system that currently exists in a number of First Nations communities.

 

The app is designed to:

  • Allow nurses to focus on clients rather than paperwork;
  • Improve the safety and security of sensitive information; and
  • Ensure accessibility to the app by making it affordable to users.

 

The Health First app represents an opportunity to provide unique access to electronic health information in First Nations communities.

 

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