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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Lumino Health connect patients to local health care providers

Friday, June 26, 2020 10:23:00 AM

Connecting with a health care provider like a physiotherapist or chiropractor once you're out of the hospital can be a challenge. After a surgery or procedure, patients are eager to get back on their feet but often don't know where to access local care. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is now offering Lumino Health's Provider Search tool on their patient care pathways website. Lumino Health network is Canada's largest network of providers with access to 150,000 health professionals.

Sunnybrook's digital care pathways aim to reduce some of the anxiety that patients may feel about their care journey. MySunnybrook's digital care pathways walk people through their journey from admission to the time they leave Sunnybrook, providing tips and resources along the way. Lumino Health's Provider Search is now included on the website as a navigational tool to help patients find health care providers virtually or in their community.

"We understand that patient recovery and healing continues outside of the hospital," said Craig DuHamel, Vice-President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations and Office of the Patient Experience. "We want to help make this process as smooth as possible for our Sunnybrook community. Lumino Health's network of health providers will connect people to the support they need, virtually or close to home."

Lumino Health helps people find health care providers, connect virtually and access the latest resources and innovations. Sun Life created the platform as a commitment to help Canadians live healthier lives. Features of Provider Search and the Lumino Health platform include:

- Access to over 15,000 health care providers who offer virtual care services
-Ability to choose criteria such as language preference and location when searching for local physiotherapists, massage therapists, mental health professionals and other health care providers
-Access to more than 14 million user ratings on health care providers' services
-Information on cost for health care providers in your area

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Sunnybrook to help patients get the ongoing support and care they need for recovery," said Chris Denys, Senior Vice-President, Possibilities, Lumino Health. "When it comes to taking care of yourself, finding the right health care provider, solution or information can make all the difference. At Lumino Health, our goal is to empower Canadians by connecting them with the tools and resources they need to be healthy."

SOURCE: Sun Life Financial Canada