The ‘Education for Medication in Transplant’ is the brainchild of a group of health care professionals dedicated to helping transplant recipients better manage their health.
The amount of information transplant recipients receive about post-transplant care can be overwhelming. However, it’s critical for recipients and those involved in their care to have accurate information and a clear understanding of medication information, because taking medications correctly has a direct impact on health outcomes, including organ rejection.
In this photo: Back row (L to R): Andrew Grant (programmer), Melissa Stacey (web design), Ronald Ho (programmer), Kate Campbell (medical illustrator). Front row (L to R): Sharon Leung (clinical pharmacist), Winnie Ma (clinical pharmacist), Gareth Wee (web design)
This website emerged out of the need for clear and usable medication information for post-transplant patients. A team from St. Paul’s Kidney Transplant Clinic, made up of clinical pharmacists, a medical illustrator, and website developers, participated in a local design challenge for innovative health solutions. The goal was to create a website to help transplant patients with clear, simple and accessible medication information.
The website has now come to life as a tool transplant recipients can use from any mobile device to look up medication information and share with those involved in their care.
“My involvement with this project was incredibly rewarding and provided a unique perspective on how healthcare professionals can collaborate. Driven by a common passion to help patients, small ideas can transform into realistic, patient centred solutions.” – Winnie Ma, Pharmacy Clinical Supervisor, St. Paul’s Hospital