Data-driven solution to improve efficiencies and continuity of care
Waterloo-based health technology startup TAMVOES, full-time founder company at Velocity, is launching a partnership at Grand River Hospital to test the company’s technology built to empower patients on their healthcare journey.
Grand River Hospital will use TAMOVES’ platform through a pilot project at one of their cancer care clinics to measure the impacts on patients and their caregivers.
TAMVOES President and Co-Founder Jessica Lunshof started the company after her own experience as caregiver to her mother and grandmother revealed inefficiencies and gaps in the continuity of care, a common problem patients and caregivers face.
The platform gives patients access to their own health care information, allowing them to track and share care plans and appointments with ease and efficiency. This will relieve patients and their caregivers from having to repeat the same information at different points in their healthcare journey and potentially prevent gaps in care.
Lunshof said TAMVOES’ connection to Grand River Hospital has been there since the company’s inception, relating to her own journey as caregiver. And Velocity’s mentorship has greatly supported the company’s growth.
“TAMVOES is at a very serious growth stage and the mentorship at Velocity has and will continue to be key for the future growth of the company,” Lunshof said. “During our three months at Velocity we have been able to focus on important shifts in business operations and development, and made connections with other hospitals — the value of being at Velocity is evident and this project at Grand River Hospital is just the start.”
The pilot is funded by The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®), a not-for-profit organization advancing health tech innovation and commercialization.
Moazam Khan, Velocity Director, Health Startups, said Jessica and her team at TAMVOES are empowering patients with a data driven solution.
“At Velocity we are proud to support founders like Jessica that are solving big problems,” Khan said. “In addition, the proximity to an innovation-driven community partner like Grand River Hospital accelerates time to market and provides early validation for our health tech founders.”
TAMVOES joins the Velocity ecosystem thanks to the Southwestern Ontario Health Innovation Partnership (SOHIP), a program funded through a $10-million investment from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). SOHIP is opening pathways to support the strong pipeline of healthtech companies that is emerging in southwestern Ontario by connecting them with services, support for healthtech product development and access to specialized research labs and clinical trial spaces as part of Velocity’s offerings and the University of Western Ontario’s medical programs and innovation partners.
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TAMVOES Health Inc. (TAMVOES) is an online health management platform that supports and stores the information of individuals, families and professional teams. TAMVOES is a women-led startup with the goal to empower individuals with their health information; giving them the ability to make more informed health care decisions.