Approach

TelASK seeks to collaborate on research projects designed to evaluate how its technologies and communication strategies can be used to improve patient outcomes. In kind investments in leading edge research have enabled it to build a bank of proprietary evidence based algorithms and a disease management platform proven to benefit patients. Some of the most prestigious healthcare institutions in North America have engaged TelASK to assist with their research programs.

Publications

The evidence is in…..

 

  • IVR technology proves successful in assessing patient safety issues for discharged Emergency Department patients  View Study
  • IVR technology offers health care systems a feasible and acceptable way to sustain tobacco cessation treatment after hospital discharge View Study
  • Smoke Free Ontario Scientific Advisory Committee: “Hospital-based cessation interventions, are currently in many hospitals, and should be in all hospitals. Follow-up is an essential component for success” Hospital Based Interventions 
  • Tobacco Dependence Treatment Service associated with clinically important reductions in unplanned readmission rates at 30, 90 & 180 days View Poster
  • Tobacco Dependence Treatment Service associated with clinically important reduction in health care costs View Poster
  • “Opt out” smoking cessation policy feasible to implement and accepted by majority of patients View Study
  • “Opt out” inpatient tobacco cessation services approach can positively impact cessation outcomes View Study
  • Study supports broader adoption of systematic tobacco cessation intervention View Study
  • Hospital tobacco cessation support continuing at least 1 month post discharge significantly increases patient likelihood of remaining smoke free View Study
  • IVR calls provide efficient, low cost way to systematically maintain contact with smokers post discharge  View Study
  • IVR system for post discharge follow up of hospitalized smokers shows feasibility, reduction in workload and patient acceptability View Study
  • TelASK Supports Integration of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation with CCS Smokers Helpline – View Poster
  • Implementation of OMSC for cardiac patients can significantly improve long-term cessation rates and is easily incorporated into hospital routines View Study
  • Intervention for hospitalized smokers can increase long-term smoking cessation rates View Study
  • Study confirms IVR effective for delivering medication information to patients thus improving medication compliance and safety  View Study
  • Using IVR technology improves medication safety and provides extended patient follow up View Poster
  • Study shows IVR may be more cost effective than standard quit line services View Poster