Opal is an app that gives patients access to personalized medical data...

Daybreak Montreal

Opal is an app that is currently in use at the MUHC Cedars Cancer Centre -- it gives patients access to personalized medical data which includes lab results, medical notes and treatment plans. It was developed by an oncologist, a medical physicist and a patient -- Laurie Hendren, who had breast cancer. Laurie passed away a week ago, just days before the app won an award from the Quebec government. We'll speak to the oncologist behind the app (who was also Laurie's doctor), Tarek Hijal. We'll also speak to Laurie's husband.

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