The Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Ontario Health Team is providing virtual care for patients with probable or confirmed COVID-19 using a Remote Patient Monitoring Program.
The program is operated by the Dufferin County Paramedic Service and supported by several members of the Ontario Health Team including Headwaters Health Care Centre, Dufferin Area Family Health Team and Central West Home and Community Care.
A referral to the program is made from a healthcare provider in the community or hospital and qualifying patients are provided with safe, quality care from the comfort of their own home.
Patients share vital health information virtually with the care teams daily, who monitor the data and ensure the care needs are fully met. This program includes virtual patient rounding (visits), a patient alert system as well as virtual health assessments and interventions. It also includes in person visits by a Community Paramedic.