Fabrice Brunet's research while affiliated with Université de Montréal and other places

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Context During the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions were imposed on visits in hospitals in the province of Quebec, Canada in an effort to reduce the risk of viral exposure by minimizing face-to-face contact in order to protect patients, visitors and staff. These measures led to social isolation for patients. In order to reduce this isolation, CHUM (...
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During the last 20 years, telemedicine has evolved in Quebec despite several barriers. We studied how a university health centre in Montreal implemented a strategy to enhance the use of telemedicine with the deployment of appropriate infrastructures, continuous training, and the use of advanced technologies, before and during the pandemic. COVID-19...
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COVID-19 strongly hit healthcare organizations due to three factors: the lack of knowledge of this new virus, the fear of the people, and the continuous modifications in the management of the crisis. This situation required flexibility and adaptability of organizations, as our university health centre demonstrated. It relied on a decentralized mode...

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... The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and necessity of reducing viral transmission prompted an abrupt shift toward adoption of virtual care. 5,7,23,28 Provincial governments and health authorities across Canada instituted temporary regulatory changes to enable virtual care provision. 11,[21][22][23][28][29][30][31][32][33] Use of virtual care rose dramatically in the first six months of the pandemic, 11,21,23,[28][29][30]34,35 but as restrictions eased, virtual visits declined. ...
... Valentim et al. (26) vent even further, namely to enhance the agility of digital health solutions during the COVID-19 pandemics, they developed an innovative technology ecosystem integrating various information systems to enhance governmental decision making. Similarly, to improve the flexibility and adaptability of health organisations during the COVID-19 crisis, due to the lack of knowledge of new viruses, fear of people and ever-changing COVID-19 management strategies, Brunet et al. (27) constructed an agilebased open ecosystem in the manner to progress responds to the crisis. Similar ecosystems were also developed by Samad et al. (28) and interestingly applied for tackling health problems in post-pandemic society by Marston et al. (29). ...