Toronto-based Dash MD has received $250,000 from Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to develop a local version of its app, which helps patients and hospitals communicate about aftercare.

In early Apil, Dash MD raised $500,000 to expand its platform in the US. The app gives patients detailed instructions on managing their care after the hospital visit, and hospitals work with Dash MD to create custom plans.

“Care providers and patients are understanding of the fact that using pieces of paper and verbal instructions is a dated way to educate and engage your patients,” CEO Zack Fisch told BetaKit at the time.

Patients in Waterloo Wellington will have access to the Waterloo Wellington LHIN Dash MD mobile app later this year.

“We are harnessing the tremendous potential of technology to improve patient outcomes in the health system, including when patients are discharged fom the hospital,” said Bruce Lauckner, CEO of the Waterloo Wellington LHIN. “We’re very excited to be partnering with Dash MD to bring real-time local health information to patients through a mobile app that will be free for them to use.”

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