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Using Interactive Voice Response Technology in the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s Women’s Heart Health Clinic to Improve Patient Care and Clinical Outcomes.

                This project is being funded by the UOHI Patient Alumni: Another example of Patient Engagement in Action! Authors: Nazli Parast, RN Bonnie Quinlan, RN Dr. Thais Coutinho Dr. Amelie Paquin Description: Women with microvascular dysfunction have higher rates of myocardial infarction and death. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) disease…

Posted on April 27, 2022

ORGAMITES

The Orgamites are a colourful team of animated organs that represent the most-donated part of the body and they’ve now arrived in Canada. Featured in films, games and learning tools, these lovable characters help kids (and their parents) to connect with and appreciate the roles of their organs, while learning about organ donation as well as how to take better care of their health,…

Posted on March 30, 2022

Get Ready for Wear Red Canada – February 13th!

Wear Red Canada is celebrated annually across Canada on February 13th to raise awareness about women’s heart health. Events are held online and across the country to serve as a reminder for everyone in Canada, especially women, to be mindful, curious, and proactive in the management of their heart health and wellness. Did you know? Heart disease is on the rise and is the leading cause of…

Posted on January 26, 2022

PATIENT ENGAGEMENT: Looking for Patient Partners for the UOHI Obesity Guidelines Committee

The UOHI Obesity Guideline Committee is a multi-disciplinary committee working on integrating the new Canadian Guidelines for the management of Obesity into clinical practice within the UOHI. This also includes staff education and resources. We are looking for a few patient partners who would be interested in participating in the committee to bring patient perspectives to this valuable work. The Committee meets once every…

Posted on December 14, 2021

Looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant – UOHI Patient Alumni Organization The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni (Alumni) works in partnership with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) to support patients by promoting heart health and best practices in patient care, research and education. Central to the Alumni’s mandate is its role as voice of the patient, a mutual support community of patients, family members,…

Posted on November 24, 2021

Join our Board

Organization The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni Board (PA) works in partnership with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) to support patients by promoting heart health and best practices in patient care, research and education. Central to the Alumni’s mandate is its role as voice of the patient, a mutual support community of patients, family members, caregivers, and others with an…

Posted on November 24, 2021

Frederick Boychuk

My Journey….. On April 27, 2020, at the beginning of Covid lockdowns, I was drinking my usual morning coffee when I felt my heart begin to race and bounce. As a life-long athlete and vegan, I realized right away this was not normal, so I immediately went to The Oakville Memorial Hospital Emergency. They hooked me up to a CT scan, which showed my…

Posted on August 23, 2021

Patient Engagement and the Patient Alumni: ORACLE Research Proposals 2021

To quote the UOHI Strategic Plan, Further Together, patient engagement means that patients and health care providers share ideas and discussions about how to improve care.  Patient-centered care has always been a core objective of the Heart Institute and the UOHI Patient Alumni, and is the reason that four of our Patient Alumni Board members recently had the privilege of participating in the review…

Posted on July 28, 2021

SAVE THE DATE!

And we are going virtual!  The UOHI Patient Alumni Annual General Meeting is coming:  October 6, 2021, 3:30-5:30 pm.  More information including registration will be coming in the next month’s newsletter.

Posted on June 23, 2021

PATIENT ENGAGEMENT IN ACTION!: Dr. Sun’s Research on Patient-defined Outcomes of Coronary Artery Disease

In the fall of 2019, patient alumni and caregivers volunteered to participate in a research study to identify outcomes that patients truly care about following treatment for coronary artery (heart) disease.  The results of that study have now been published and work continues to build on the insight generated by our patients!   Through a consensus building process, the study participants (patient alumni, family…

Posted on June 22, 2021