The PVC-RAM trial is a multicentre, parallel group, superiority, randomized controlled trial to determine the effect of virtual care with remote automated monitoring (RAM) technology, compared to standard care on the 30-day risk of acute-hospital care (i.e., a composite of hospital re-admission and emergency department or urgent-care centre visit), in adults who have undergone semi-urgent, urgent, or emergency surgery.

The trial will also determine, during the first 30 days, the effect of virtual care with RAM technology on several other outcomes, including:

  • Hospital re-admission and ER visit
  • COVID-19 infection
  • Medication error detection
  • Delirium
  • Sepsis
  • Acute heart failure
  • Death
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Study Type

Interventional - Device

Study Design

Parallel group superiority RCT

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Roche Canada (COVID-19 Open Innovation Challenge)

Cloud DX

McMaster COVID-19 Research Fund

VIDEO: Healthcare IT Today editor interviews PJ Devereaux and Mike McGillion on PVC-RAM

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