CDTRP UdeM Research Innovation Grant – Dr. Marie-Pascale Pomey

Through collaboration with partner organizations, CDTRP is pleased to announce the results of our annual Research Innovation Grant competition to fund exciting new project ideas. Over the coming weeks, we will be profiling all of the projects funded in the 2022 competition.

CDTRP UdeM Research Innovation Grant

Dr. Marie-Pascale Pomey

  • Main affiliation: Université de Montréal
  • Theme 5 – Restore Long-Term Health
  • Title: The TRANSPLANT-ACTION CONNECTED Graft program (TAC-Graft program)

Lay abstract

This project, called TRANSPLANT-ACTION CONNECTED Graft program (TAC-Graft program), is aimed at CHUM’s newly transplanted patients (kidney and liver) to help them follow a personalized physical training program carried out by professionals, thanks to the TAC-Graft Patient application and its clinical portal TAC-Graft clinical application, which digitizes the patient’s care plan—including content such as a training program—, facilitates the collection of clinical data from connected medical devices or by manual input, performs remote monitoring, and allows the collection of a structured dataset for possible assistance by artificial intelligence (AI). More specifically, this project has three objectives (O): O1) test a telecare model that integrates remote patient monitoring through COs and an App, TAC-Graft Patient, that integrates data from 4 COs (a. Blood pressure monitor/ b. Scale/ c. Glucometer / d. Wristband for monitoring a workout program; O2) identify the conditions for success to ensure that the gains hoped for by the proposed model of care are noticed, and O3) Explore the dimensions affected by the model of care, in terms of effects on patient indicators, acceptability, and ethical issues. This project is part of Quebec’s digital strategy, which aims to have 100% of citizens interacting digitally with professionals within five years. If the results are promising, we will propose a pragmatic randomized trial to evaluate the effects of COs associated with exercise plans to improve the health of newly transplanted patients in the short and medium term.