Telehomecare clinicians – registered nurses or respiratory therapists — support chronic disease patients and teach them to manage their own condition.
Telehomecare processes and protocols are based on Best Practice Guidelines including those of the Canadian Thoracic Society, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO).
Telehomecare customized clinician training and home monitoring protocols are supported and verified by provincial experts in the fields of COPD, Heart Failure, Primary Care, Self-Management and Health Coaching.
The Clinical Advisory Committee
Chair, Clinical Advisory Committee
Cindy Fajardo, RN, BScN, MScHI, Telehomecare Clinical Practice Manager
Mary Bayliss, MA, RRT, FCSRT, Director, Professional Practice, Markham Stouffville Hospital
Barbara Bickle, RN, BScN, MN, NP-Adult, CCBC, GNCC, Nurse Practitioner, The Scarborough Hospital
Dr. Roger Goldstein, Respirologist, West Park Health Care Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Robyn L. Houlden, MD, FRCPC, Endocrinologist, Kingston General Hospital, Chair, Endocrinology, Queen’s University
Susie Jin, RPh, CDE, CPT, Registered Pharmacist, Community Pharmacist and Certifies Diabetes Educator
Julie Kwan, RN, MN, Registered Nurse, Telehomecare Clinical Practice Manager and Quality Lead at OTN
Dr. Frank Martino, Primary Care Physician, Corporate Chief of Family Medicine, William Osler Health System
Sandra Mierdel, Registered Physiotherapist, Clinical Process Redesign Lead, OTN
Laurie Poole, BScN, MHSA, Vice President, Telemedicine Solutions, OTN
Christine Struthers, APN Chronic Cardiac Care, U of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario
Dr. Rob Williams, Family Physician, Chief Medical Officer, OTN, Timmins, Ontario
Rhonda Wilson, Executive Lead, Telehomecare, OTN
Jennifer Zufelt, Respiratory Therapist, Group Health Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario