Thursday April 30

Live demonstrations of Mobile Health apps, meet cool people in tech and healthcare, hosted inside the AppsForHealth conference. If you're involved in health tech in Hamilton, KW, or Toronto, you don't want to miss this.



TickIt by Shift Health - Bringing the patient voice into healthcare - Daniel Penn, President/Co-Founder

Poor patient/provider communication is vastly expensive. Shift Health, a medical IT company, is addressing this $305 billion problem with TickiT, our flagship patient data-entry platform. TickiT cuts through barriers to effective clinical decision making by prioritizing patient experience. Already adopted by top healthcare leaders like Boston Children’s Hospital and CAMH, TickiT is specialized to focus on high-risk groups, such as those with low literacy, stigmatized conditions and youth.

Daniel Penn is the President of Shift Health Paradigms, a healthcare startup that brings the patient voice into clinical care. As a teenager, he was a competitive athlete representing Canada in ski racing. A series of injuries, operations and a significant concussion led him to experience the challenges of patient-provider communication. With the completion of a combined Arts and Science degree at McMaster University, Daniel grasped that effective communication and Knowledge Translation activities are fundamental in bridging the gap between subject-matter experts and the average person. The development of TickiT, an interactive survey platform, brought together his interests in improving patient-provider communications by leveraging an innovative IT platform.

Shift Alerts - Patient reminders on the go - Debbie Schmidt, CEO

Shift Alerts is an app that helps nurses, personal support workers and occupational therapists keep track of patient related tasks. Users can schedule alerts for interventions such as: medication, vitals check, patient hygiene, dressing change, blood glucose check, bed turn, as well as create custom interventions.

Debbie Schmidt, RN, MCSE, CRA, CCRC, Clinical Informatics Specialist - Nursing, S. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Debbie Schmidt is a Registered Nurse; a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and A+ Technician, a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, and a Clinical Research Associate. With over 20 years of healthcare and technology experience, Debbie plays a pivotal role in merging healthcare with technology in support of effective change management across the continuum of care.

Pain Quilt - communicate and track your pain in a quick, simple, and visual format - Chitra Lalloo

PainQuILT is a web- and mobile-based tool for the visual self-report and tracking of pain. It was developed and validated through the PhD research of Chitra Lalloo at McMaster University (2010-2014). PainQuILT empowers patients to express the quality of their pain by choosing from a validated icon library, such as a ‘matchstick’ for a ‘burning’ pain. They can rate the intensity of their pain using a 0-10 scale, and also document their pain location using a virtual body map. PainQuILT is the only tool that captures different qualities and different intensities of pain across multiple body sites. All pain data are digitally captured and can be tracked over time. Technical validation has been completed in adolescents and adults with different types of chronic pain through 4 peer-reviewed publications and over 10 conference presentations.

Chitra Lalloo completed her PhD in Medical Sciences at McMaster University in August 2014 under the supervision of Dr. James L. Henry. Her PhD research was focused on development and validation of Pain-QuILT™, a web-based tool for the assessment and tracking of sensory pain. Chitra joined Dr. Jennifer Stinson at the Hospital for Sick Children. Her postdoctoral research focuses on the development and evaluation of iCanCope with Pain™, a Smartphone and web-based self-management program for adolescents and young adults with chronic pain. iCanCope with Pain™ will provide self-management therapy tailored to the needs of 15-25 year olds with chronic pain. This phased project includes program development, usability testing, and a pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial.

Past Events


mHealthDemoCamp2 was Thursday January 29

"On a wintery night, at the UW School of Pharmacy, in a lounge high up on the 7th floor overlooking the Tannery, gathered over 30 eager (but unsuspecting) mobile health developers. So what happens when you get 30+ mobile health developers into a room for show and tell? Community building, that’s what!"


The first event was held at MaRS on December 13, 2012.

Here was the original announcement

Read about mHealthDemoCamp1 at MaRS in Toronto: We have more than 30 mobile health experts and entrepreneurs in room CR-3 at MaRS, a highly informative keynote, 6 five-minute demos, great Q&A, and then about ten of us went out for beers afterwards.