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Michael Garron Hospital

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Research Interests:

The intersection of healthcare, technology and entrepreneurship is an interesting junction: - To reverse engineer sustainable products that will deliver personalized healthcare in the field of coronary artery disease, thus reducing the period of hospitalizations and improving the efficiency of the system - To build an effective model that leads to increase in accessibility of healthcare

Brief Bio:

Growing up across three countries in the Middle East and South Asia was an enriching experience. As a multi-linguist, to obtain exposure to a country teeming with culture and the opportunity to add yet another language to my repertoire, I chose to pursue medical school in China. To apply the skills learnt during medical school to a different setting, I chose to practice medicine in my country of origin, India. During this period, to expand my understanding of health care delivery in the global domain, I learnt from physicians in the U.S. at Mount Sinai Heart, NY and MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston. I moved to Canada soon after to reunite with family in Toronto. I took up clinical research in medicine and cardiology to understand the healthcare system better while taking exams to get licensed in Canada.

Capstone Project:

Despite all the advancements, cancer can have devastating effects on different aspects of the patient's life. Regardless of increased survival rates, they may have poor quality-of-life due to various physical incapacities and mental health challenges due to their disease-related complications—existing data links patients’ health literacy on different aspects of their disease processes and better outcomes. Most recently, sudden implementation of virtual care during the current pandemic may have compromised the delivery or the effectiveness of patients' education. In response to these challenges, the Cancer Education Department at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM) has launched a new educational digital tool through which clinicians can tailor and email the educational materials to cancer patients.

The study is proposed to elicit the patient educational preferences regarding current suboptimal use and delivery of educational materials to cancer patients. We aim to explore the barriers and gaps of underutilization of Digital Education Prescription (DEP) and ensure its suitability to the patients, caregivers, and clinicians to improve patients’ health literacy during the treatment journey.

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Michael Garron Hospital

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Research Interests:

The intersection of healthcare, technology and entrepreneurship is an interesting junction: - To reverse engineer sustainable products that will deliver personalized healthcare in the field of coronary artery disease, thus reducing the period of hospitalizations and improving the efficiency of the system - To build an effective model that leads to increase in accessibility of healthcare

Brief Bio:

Growing up across three countries in the Middle East and South Asia was an enriching experience. As a multi-linguist, to obtain exposure to a country teeming with culture and the opportunity to add yet another language to my repertoire, I chose to pursue medical school in China. To apply the skills learnt during medical school to a different setting, I chose to practice medicine in my country of origin, India. During this period, to expand my understanding of health care delivery in the global domain, I learnt from physicians in the U.S. at Mount Sinai Heart, NY and MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston. I moved to Canada soon after to reunite with family in Toronto. I took up clinical research in medicine and cardiology to understand the healthcare system better while taking exams to get licensed in Canada.

Capstone Project:

Despite all the advancements, cancer can have devastating effects on different aspects of the patient's life. Regardless of increased survival rates, they may have poor quality-of-life due to various physical incapacities and mental health challenges due to their disease-related complications—existing data links patients’ health literacy on different aspects of their disease processes and better outcomes. Most recently, sudden implementation of virtual care during the current pandemic may have compromised the delivery or the effectiveness of patients' education. In response to these challenges, the Cancer Education Department at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM) has launched a new educational digital tool through which clinicians can tailor and email the educational materials to cancer patients.

The study is proposed to elicit the patient educational preferences regarding current suboptimal use and delivery of educational materials to cancer patients. We aim to explore the barriers and gaps of underutilization of Digital Education Prescription (DEP) and ensure its suitability to the patients, caregivers, and clinicians to improve patients’ health literacy during the treatment journey.