OTN Stories

People Stories

Find out how OTN connected these people to care.


Telehomecare, the Remote Care Coach

This is Beatrice. She’s 77 and has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). "One morning, I was having trouble breathing, really gasping. My poor family was terrified and called 911."

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Virtual house calls transform the patient experience

Yanekah suffered a serious car accident at age 18. After years of chronic pain, as well as depression and anxiety, the stress of pregnancy made life even harder to manage.

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Telestroke Saves Lives

One morning in July 2011, 35-year-old Brandy Engelsdorfer headed to the second floor of her Shannonville, Ontario, home to wake up her three children. At the top of the stairs, she suddenly banged into the wall, “and the world turned sideways.”

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What is Telemedicine?

Together we are working to make health care better in Ontario.

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Who is OTN?

OTN is a not-for-profit organization funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care charged with building a sustainable and responsive virtual care system.

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How is OTN Making a Difference in Ontario

Connected care has deep roots in this province. Learn More about how we are making a difference in Ontario.

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