Concurrent Sessions

F6 The DAVINCI Project – Using Patient Tablets to Support a Data-Driven, Sustainable Shared Care Group Approach to Mental Health

Theme 6. Using data to demonstrate value and improve quality of care

Presentation Details

  • Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • Concurrent Session F
  • Time: 11:45am-12:30pm
  • Room:
  • Style: Presentation (information provided to audience, with opportunity for audience to ask question)
  • Focus: Balance between both (e.g. Presentation of a best-practice guideline that combines research evidence, policy issues and practical steps for implementation)
  • Target Audience: Leadership (ED, clinical lead, board chair, board member, etc.), Clinical providers, Administrative staff, Representatives of stakeholder/partner organizations

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how a large family health team adapted a program developed in a specialized clinical setting to meet the needs of primary care patients and providers
  2. Understand how EMR-integrated patient tablets are used to complete clinical assessment scales, automatically calculate scores, and update the patient chart
  3. Learn tips and tricks used to standardize program data entry and allow for quick, easy, single-search data extracts
  4. Hear creative ways to reduce barriers and increase patient comfort when using technology for data collection


The DAVINCI program is an integrated care pathway developed by CAMH to concurrently treat patients with a diagnosis of depression and alcohol use disorder. In this session, you will hear how the Hamilton FHT adapted the program to optimize delivery for a large primary care organization through a series of clinical and technical innovations. This includes introducing a shared care group format model and using the Ocean Tablet platform to improve patient experience and easily collect and manage large amounts of data – with real-time feedback to clinicians. You’ll get a detailed look at how the FHT developed and implemented an integrated care pathway for the 16-week program that can be easily repeated. You’ll also learn how the team at Hamilton FHT leveraged the Ocean Platform to administer bi-weekly assessment scales before the group session, automatically completing a series of complex algorithms that were not possible in the EMR. This data collection approach meant that the patient’s chart was updated in the EMR in real-time, thereby allowing the psychiatrist to review each patient’s results before seeing them. The presentation will cover the clinical, technical, and patient perspectives of the program innovations, and include a live demo of the data collection approach so that attendees can see it in action.


  • Jesse Lamothe, QIDSS, Hamilton FHT
  • Brad Laforme, MSW, RSW, Substance Use Program Coordinator, Hamilton FHT
  • Nadeem Akhtar, MBBS (Lond),MA (Cantab),MRCPsych(UK), Psychiatrist, Hamilton FHT

Authors & Contributors

  • Sari Ackerman, Research Assistant, HFHT,