What is your Heart Health Risk-assessment for members only

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What is your Heart Health Risk-assessment for members only
Date: Fri, Feb 19, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Place: Henry Schein Canada-Ottawa Branch Office
Suite 110-30 Edgewater Street Ottawa, ON

Description of Health Risk Assessment (HRA) Clinic
What does your risk factor profile look like?

Using a risk factor assessment tool based on personalized measures (blood pressure, height, weight, age, diabetes status, smoking status), we will provide a brief estimation of each audience member’s cardiovascular disease risk.

Following the collection of each person’s information, a brief risk factor profile will be created. The presentation will be tailored to:

Identifying the connection of risk factors and cardiovascular disease;
Recognizing the targets for each risk factor;
Defining strategies to address each risk factor, and;
Identifying community options and resources to support strategies.

Following the presentation, participants will:

Have an understanding of the assessment process, so that they can educate patients;
Understand their own risk profile;

In order to screen individuals within the Champlain Region and provide appropriate programming to address their cardiovascular risk factors, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute will be conducting health risk assessment (HRA) clinics at various sites throughout the region. These clinics will allow biometric data to be captured, in order to determine an individual’s risk of developing heart disease within the next 10 years. In addition, it will facilitate registration into the Virtual Care Program offered by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (FREE for a one year period).

Link to the Virtual Care Program
(FREE access for one year following the HRA)


Below is a brief description of the Virtual Care Program, offered by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

The Reality

CVD costs $20.9 billion every year in physician services, hospital costs, lost wages and decreased productivity. Due to increase in health care constraints, there is a need to shift the power from physician into the hands of the patient. Society calls for greater transparency to foster self-management skills, stimulate shared decision making and better health care outcomes that will ultimately result in cost-savings to the health care system.

Nine in ten Canadians have a least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke. There is evidence that indicates that patients who have already suffered a cardiac event do not believe their chronic condition requires continuous management of risk factors. Of concern, 60% of women with high medical risk perceive their risk as only low or moderate.

A growing number of people are proactively seeking fast and convenient services for health information and support to prevent and treat health problems. We are headed into the realm of the “e-patient”; those of whom are equipped, engaged, empowered and enabled to becoming active self managers of their health. According to a National Survey, 82% of Canadian women indicated that an online health management tool would be of moderate to high value.


The Virtual Care Program (VCP) is an online cardiovascular health management system that will provide best practice strategies for the control and management of heart disease risk factors. The platform will assess the health of each user by having them complete a risk factor assessment and a behavior assessment. The results of both assessments will generate a health profile that will provide patients with knowledge and understanding of their current health status. The platform will have the ability to communicate with electronic devices and activity monitors to transmit progress reports to patients that will assist them in the teaching, instructing, directing, and advisement on health-related issues by a certified “Health Coach.”

Features of the platform

Communication with physical activity devices: The platform will have the ability to communicate with electronic devices and activity monitors such as the “FitBit” and many more.
Wellness Trackers: You will automatically be assigned trackers for the risk factors that may not be within target. The trackers help you monitor progress and can even send you reminders to log your steps or take your blood pressure. Trackers are particularly helpful when you are working toward a goal such as weight loss or quitting smoking.
Progress Reports: By tracking your risk factors (such as daily steps, calories, blood pressure etc), the platform will transmitprogress reports that can assist you in the teaching, instructing, and advisement on health-related issues by a certified “Health Coach”.
One on one health coaching: You have the ability to interact with a health coach only if you qualify for this service (for information on how to qualify, see program overview). The health coach’s role is to relay specific health information in real time and to help empower you to become an active self-manager of your own heart health.
Online support groups: You will automatically be assigned to online support groups where you can post questions and seek opinions and tips from other people who may have similar health goals.
Health library: For all your heart health education needs, you will have access to a trusted and reliable database of information where you can learn important strategies to help you achieve your health priorities


Bookings are closed for this event.