Digital surveillance for pandemics: A planning resource for decision-makers

This research project investigates digital technological surveillance strategies purported to mitigate the spread and scope of COVID-19. Patel (2020) argues that “while data can save lives at times of global public health crisis…it can only do this effectively if its use, management and governance, even at times of crisis, is underpinned by clear rules (grounded in law, ethics and human rights) about how best to use data; and trust in institutions to use data well”.

Caring near and far: A multi-province investigation of remote monitoring technologies connecting community-based older adults and their care team.

In-home remote monitoring (RM) technologies can link clients, family/friend caregivers, and health care providers with the goal of supporting older adults to age in place. The purpose of this study is to examine the use of remote monitoring (RM) technologies in the home as a means of supporting older adults to safely remain in their home and avoiding or delaying higher levels of care. This study will also evaluate the cost effectiveness of RM as part of a technology enabled model of home care focused on complex care for older adults and family / friend caregivers.