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Bruyère is implementing the Manage My Pain app, with support from the CAN Health Network.

Bruyère providing patients app to manage pain


Bruyère, through its membership with the Coordinated Accessible National (CAN) Health Network, is working to address the gap in chronic pain management through a digital solution that helps patients and care providers measure, monitor, and manage pain.

In 2020, the Government of Canada reported that an estimated 7.63 million, or one in four Canadians aged 15 or older, live with chronic pain. However, many Canadians do not have access to timely and patient-centred care and lack the knowledge and resources to improve their condition.
Founded in 2012, ManagingLife created Manage My Pain (MMP) - the world’s first digital solution for chronic pain that has been clinically validated to improve patient outcomes.
With Manage My Pain, patients are empowered to track their pain, activity, and medication use by submitting daily reflections and detailed pain reports. The app automatically generates graphs and tables to help the patient and their remote care team monitor what makes the pain worse or better, and whether treatments are working.
"Manage My Pain was created to empower people living with chronic pain to self-manage their condition. We are proud to be partnering with Bruyère to help reach even more people across Ontario,” said Tahir Janmohamed, Founder and CEO, ManagingLife.
Through a project supported by the CAN Health Network, Bruyère will implement MMP across three Online Self-Management Programs: Progress Over Pain, Health Coaching, and Living Healthy. This initiative will offer users ongoing support throughout and after program completion by generating pain pattern reports and providing educational materials.
“We are confident that Manage My Pain will provide valuable ongoing support to individuals that have participated in our programs. Self-managing chronic pain is complex and can be overwhelming. We are thrilled to be able to offer this valuable and evidence-based tool to better support Ontarians living with chronic pain,” said Rachel Davidson, Regional Program Coordinator, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Bruyère.
On average, 300 people participate in the Progress Over Pain Program annually. This number is expected to increase in the coming year. This program is free and open to anyone in Ontario living with or caring for someone with chronic pain. The goal of introducing MMP to these programs is to enhance the way Ontarians utilize Bruyère’s services, and to increase access to care resources.
“There is a major opportunity here for a Canadian solution to solve a pressing gap in Canada’s health care system,” said Dr. Dante Morra, Founder and Chair, CAN Health Network. “We look forward to the results of this collaboration, and the impact Manage My Pain will have on patients across the province.”
The CAN Health Network is a federally funded organization that works with Canadian health care operators (called Edges), to identify their biggest challenges and match them with Canadian-made technology solutions.
Through projects like this one launched by Bruyère, Canadian companies gain access to real health care environments where they can implement their market-ready solutions, gain valuable feedback from end-users, and scale across the Network and beyond.
“Our government’s CAN Health Network is essential to helping introduce Canadian innovations to the health care market, making our health care system stronger with each and every partnership created,” said the Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business.


“The collaboration between Bruyère and ManagingLife will empower more individuals who are suffering from chronic pain to measure, monitor, and manage their symptoms to create more successful treatment plans with their healthcare providers. These are real, innovative tools that are increasing the quality of life for Canadians from coast to coast to coast.”