St.Michaels Hospital

Transforming Mental Health for Women with Endometriosis.

About St.Michaels Hospital

St. Michael’s, an adult trauma center is renowned for providing exceptional patient care. The hospital is a hub for neurosurgery, complex cardiac and cardiovascular care, diabetes and osteoporosis care, minimally invasive surgery and care of the homeless and disadvantaged. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and home to the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. St. Michael’s provides outstanding medical education to health-care professionals in 29 academic disciplines.

The Problem that Got Them Thinking

St. Michael’s Hospital wanted to develop a healthcare solution catering to the mental needs of women suffering from endometriosis. Women suffering from this painful disorder suffer from various mental traumas such as increased stress levels that affect their ability to carry out daily responsibilities, hormonal imbalance resulting in mood swings, anxiety, and depression.

St. Michael’s realized that they required a platform through which women could be provided with different coping methods to deal with mental health issues through meditation and mindfulness exercises. Along with this, access to latest and credible research material related to endometriosis was a key prerequisite for the healthcare institution.

The Value Delivered By Folio3 Digital Health

Folio3 designed and developed a mobile based solution for the healthcare institution tailored to fit the healthcare needs of women suffering from endometriosis. The initial step involved conducting the entire application discovery process which consisted of identifying the different user personas, application work flows and functionalities to ensure an easy to use and hassle free user experience of the application.

The second involved the digital transformation of the application based on the outcomes of the discovery process. This involved the development team at Folio3 creating a complete healthcare mobile solution that addressed different exercises and focused on content areas such as therapy sessions, video and text content related to endometriosis, meditation and breathing exercises, along with mindfulness scores.

The Impact

The overall result of the discovery and development was the digital transformation of the healthcare solution that focused on providing patients with a platform that connects them with the right healthcare professionals. Easy access to the mental wellbeing of digitally enabled content. Mindfulness exercises and techniques that can help change lifestyle and better handle the condition. Furthermore, access to the healthcare professionals approved self diagnosis and symptoms assessment.

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