Making the invisible VISIBLE: Brain Health Screening and Risk Management Program
Partners gathered to showcase a new brain health screening application to the public for the “Making the invisible VISIBLE: Brain Health Screening and Risk Management Program”.
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Centres of Excellence hosted a public site visit at the Waterloo Wellington LHIN with a project demonstration of the “Making the invisible VISIBLE: Brain Health Screening and Risk Management Program”.
The event began with a presentation of collected data, showing how declining cognition is one of the utmost threats to an individual’s ability to live at home. This new tablet-based tool will help improve quality of life for patient and caregivers.
The brain health screening application was demonstrated by Tracy Milner, CEO of BrainFX, showcasing the process of the screening and how it can identify strengths and weaknesses in order to be able to treat a patient earlier.
The goal of this program and new screening application is to improve health outcomes. Late detection of brain dysfunction can created a missed opportunity to treat it when it can have the greatest impact.
The health innovation team for this project is led by SE Health and BrainFX, in collaboration with:
Thoughtwire, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Wilfred Laurier University, Mount Forest Family Health Team, Centre for Family Medicine, Upper Grand Family Health Team, and Two Rivers Family Health Team.
SE Health and BrainFX plan to conduct 4,000 screens over the next year that will contribute to training data for development of a machine learning algorithm.
Read more about the public site visit, demonstration, and our partnerships with the project in the Waterloo Region Record.