Equip Them for Life

The McGill University Health Centre is a top-five Canadian hospital delivering tertiary and quaternary care to over 1.8 million Quebecers. In plain language, if you or someone you love is very sick with complex medical issues, the MUHC is your best lifeline. Because only the MUHC has as many world-class specialists working together to provide integrated compassionate care.

The MUHC is there when it is critical for you and your family.

Now, we’re asking you to put vital, mission-critical tools into the hands of our physicians.

This equipment is essential for:

  • Pinpointing cancers, heart disease and other illnesses
  • Ensuring accuracy and safety during surgery
  • Delivering the very best life-saving treatments

And, because these tools are more precise and efficient, they help us treat more patients and attract the world’s best practitioners to the MUHC. 

Empowering patients with Opal

The Opal patient portal app, a smartphone application developed at the MUHC, puts power in the hands of patients. With just a few taps, patients have access to unique features such as contextualized medical data and personalized educational material, including lab results, medical notes and treatment plans. Recognizing that patients are people with busy lives, Opal also gives them the ability to check in and be notified for appointments using their smartphone.

Opal encourages patients to actively participate in their care through questionnaires and feedback mechanisms that allow them to rate the educational material.

“With Opal, patients better understand their disease and ask more pertinent questions. That helps us focus the clinical visit on their needs,” explains project co-lead Dr. Tarek Hijal, who is also a radiation oncologist at the MUHC and an associate investigator from the Cancer Research Program of the Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC).

“With Opal, patients better understand their disease and ask more pertinent questions. That helps us focus the clinical visit on their needs.”
– Co-lead Dr. Tarek Hijal

HELP US BY GIVING THE TOOLS THAT SAVE LIVES.

For more information, to make a donation or to get involved, please contact Nancy Boulanger, Development Officer, Major Gifts at 514-934-1934, ext. 35914 , nancy.boulanger@muhc.mcgill.ca

objective: $2 million to proceed with the DOvEEgene test clinical trials.