Technologies which improve care and services

In a world of rapid change, our needs evolve and transform. The development and integration of innovative technologies contribute to maintaining quality services and to our adaptation to an environment that is in constant evolution.

Technology is not strictly synonymous with cutting-edge devices. The CSSS-IUGS innovates to improve the quality of services for our clientele.

Telehealth  

Are you familiar with Telehealth? It allows physicians, nurses, and professionals to communicate with each other or with a patient from different and remote locations. Telehealth helps to treat and monitor patients, to perform live clinical examinations and diagnoses, to discuss complex cases, and so on.

At the CSSS-IUGS, some nurses use a video-conferencing system to treat wounds remotely without having to get the patient to travel. For example, with the aid of a camera, a nurse specialized in wound care can support a nurse in rural area to ensure that care and services are provided to patient. In addition, the CSSS-IUGS Research Centre on Aging has a research chair in telerehabilitation.

The Research Centre on Aging, an Internationally Recognized Expertise  

In the field of health research, Sherbrooke is recognized for its expertise in every sphere of aging.

For over 20 years, researchers at the Research Centre on Aging (CDRV) have continued to innovate in a number of areas. The CDRV is integrated to Quebec's health and social services network and is a research institute affiliated with the Université de Sherbrooke. Health, research, and training are all conducted within a single organization, a perfect environment to develop one's abilities.

For further information on the CDRV, view the information video at www.cdrv.ca.