The Medly Program
Weeneebayko Area Health Authority and the Medly Program
Medley – A Program to Help Manage Heart Failure
WAHA has partnered with University Health Network (UHN) to implement Medly, a digital health program for people living with heart failure in the region.
Medly helps you monitor your health and your symptoms and connects you to the care team. It gives you advice on how to manage symptoms and allows your nurse and doctor to help you more quickly before your health gets worse.
What is Heart Failure?
- Heart failure is a condition where the heart is unable to meet the demands of the body. It does not mean that the heart has stopped working or is beyond repair.
- Heart failure is a common condition.
- Many treatments are available to help patients live longer and better.
- In general, heart failure can be treated, but not cured.
- More information on treatments, prevention and managing heart disease at: www.ourhearthub.ca
What is Medly?
- Medly helps you self-manage your heart failure, increases communication between you and your healthcare team, and improves the way your doctors manage your condition. This program is not a replacement for the care you are currently receiving.
- Medly uses a smartphone application where you record your weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and symptoms.
- You can track your measures and how you are doing. Medly Coordinator and doctor also receive the information. Medly gives you automated feedback based on targets set specifically for you by your healthcare team.
- You can also chat via Medly with your Medly Coordinator to discuss how you are feeling or the instructions provided by the program.
- To use Medly, you need a smartphone, weight scale, and blood pressure monitor. If you do not have one of these pieces of equipment, we can provide you the needed equipment.
- Read the overview of the Medly Program
- In English
- In Cree
- Listen to the overview
- Short interview with Greg Spence, Medly User – Listen
Nurse Erica Groenewoud is our WAHA Medly Coordinator, based in Moose Factory. To learn more, contact Erica: email@example.com or call 705-658-4544 ext. 2463.
We acknowledge the support of Ontario Health and Boehringer Ingelheim through the Healthcare Innovation Challenge funding. We are also grateful to Test Your Limits and the UHN Foundation for financial support.