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angle-left Opal app wins again!

Patient empowerment app developed by members of the Research Institute of the MUHC receives the Grand Prix de l’année

Tarek Hijal, MD (left), and John Kildea, PhD, are members of the Cancer Research Program at the Research Institute of the MUHC
Tarek Hijal, MD (left), and John Kildea, PhD, are members of the Cancer Research Program at the Research Institute of the MUHC

Nov. 11, 2019

Source: MUHC. The team behind the Opal patient empowerment app needs to make more room in their trophy case. Last Thursday the team from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) was awarded the Grand Prix de l’année at Le Gala des Prix TI en Santé et Services Sociaux. The mission of the gala is to highlight the major achievements in information technology (IT) in the health and social services network. Opal has been an overachiever in 2019, having won the prestigious Coup de Coeur des ministres honour this past June.

Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Opal leaders Dr. Tarek Hijal and Dr. John Kildea and their entire team of clinicians, physicists, radiation therapists and informatics experts — not to mention the patients who help the team continuously improve the app. You are an inspiration to us all and we will continue to follow Opal’s evolution and award-winning ways. Bravo!

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