Montreal, July 20, 2015– Quebec-based Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT), which designed Reacts, is proud to announce it has recently signed an agreement with the Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau (CRLB) and the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal (IRGLM) - two institutions merged with the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) du Centre-Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal since April 1, 2015 - to integrate its platform as a tele-rehabilitation tool.
Following a trial process of nearly a year regarding its potential to improve access to specialized rehabilitation assessment, consultation and intervention services, in collaboration with the Centre de coordination et de référence du RUIS de l’Université de Montréal, Reacts proved to be a very effective solution.
Reacts improves access to health care services
“Reacts was put to the test in both of these organizations as part of 8 clinical programs featuring a total of 23 users,” explained Dr. Yanick Beaulieu, President of IIT, cardiologist and intensivist at the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, and Assistant Clinical Professor at Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine. “This solution was chosen for its notable reliability and advanced functions. Reacts brings great flexibility to health care professionals looking to provide remote care.”
The various programs in which tele-rehabilitation was integrated involved clients suffering from spinal cord lesions, severe behavioural disorders, progressive diseases, neurological disorders, chronic pain or amputation. Interventions were also conducted with the CRLB’s Clinique Parents Plus, with disabled parents who must provide care to their children aged 0-2.
Reacts brings several benefits that led to its selection: user-friendliness for stakeholders and users, security features that meet the standards of the Réseau de télécommunication socio-sanitaire, versatility for both clinical and administrative sessions (high-quality videoconferencing and various interactive collaboration tools), a minimal amount of necessary equipment, as well as low licensing costs.
Reacts (Remote Education, Augmented Communication, Training and Supervision) is a secure, cutting-edge video-collaboration platform, created by Quebec-based Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT). It’s President, Dr. Yanick Beaulieu, helms a multi-disciplinary team specialized in multimedia and software development. This passionate team pushes the limits to create and perfect interactive audio-visual collaboration tools in the Reacts system, in order to better meet the needs of both the general public and professionals worldwide. IIT is presently working with several major hospital centres in Quebec, elsewhere in Canada and abroad. For more information, consult www.iitreacts.com
About the CIUSSS du Centre-Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Since April 1, 2015, the CIUSSS du Centre-Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal is comprised of 11 Montreal-based health and social services facilities, including the Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau (CRLB) and the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal (IRGLM), as part of the Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Physical Disability Management Program. Both organizations are members of a consortium operating the Centre of Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal and are affiliated with Université de Montréal.
Certified as Milieu novateur and accredited by the Conseil québécois d’agrément, le CRLB's mission consists in providing adaptation-rehabilitation and social integration services, as well as alternative residential resources, to those suffering from motor or neurological deficiencies.
Boasting an honorary mention from Accreditation Canada, IRGLM provides intensive functional rehabilitation care and services to adults living with a physical disability.
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