DADOS platform is a web-based application for electronically collecting and managing data related to treatment outcomes. The clean and intuitive patient interface collects data from mobile devices within a clinic setting. The flexible administrative backend of the platform gives users complete control over subject information and collection schedules. The backend part of the software also includes useful reporting and tracking tools. DADOS is an intuitive yet flexible solution that gives both research teams and clinicians what they want. While providing a perfect balance between high regulatory compliance and the best of breed functionality.

The application was initially implemented within various clinics and programs at the University Health Network in Canada. Designed to handle prospective clinical research and patient-reported outcomes, the DADOS Platform is developed, maintained and supported by the Electronic Data Capture Program at the Techna Institute.


The Osteoporosis Program at Toronto’s University Health Network has implemented DADOS and is currently applying it to their research needs. DADOS prevents researchers from spending unnecessary time organizing and accessing information. This allows for more clinical research time. Since implementing DADOS, the Osteoporosis program has seen tangible improvements in their research efficiency.


Capitalizing on the power of DADOS analytics, Plastics uses DADOS to measure and improve quality and performance within their practice. Quality healthcare delivery relies on measured outcome data, and as such, participating in registry development and centralized data collection has become essential for Plastic Surgery to allow them to proactively participate in the national quality and performance measurement agenda


This program currently uses DADOS to facilitate the collection of standardized client data electronically as part of their routine care. This data provides an invaluable portrait of inpatient rehabilitation services and associated health outcomes at all levels. DADOS also helps clinicians create customized care plans for clients, leading to better health outcomes and improved efficiencies in the form of shorter hospital stays, reduced wait times and better access to care.


Rheumatologists deal mainly with immune-mediated disorders of the musculoskeletal system, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitides, and inherited connective tissue disorders.

The Rheumatology program at Toronto’s University Health Network has used DADOS to effectively reduce their physical data storage from a thick binder per patient to almost nothing. Within the DADOS database, Homunculus results can be saved like any other encounter and any changes made within the Homunculus are then recorded in the audit trail, allowing for quick trend analysis. Since its implementation, the Homunculus continues to prove that a simple idea can have a great effect.

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DADOS is currently used in clinical and research practices linked to prostate cancer treatment at UHN.

It is being used as an essential tool to digitally monitor a patient’s health-related quality of life (HRQOL). To monitor patient HRQOL regularly and continually, prostate cancer treatment and follow-up health care clinics require a practical and systematic process of data capture and analysis. DADOS eliminates the traditional paper questionnaire format for data capture, which for many reasons is problematic for both the clinicians and researchers.

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The GLA:D® program is an education and exercise program that has helped thousands of people with hip and knee osteoarthritis manage their symptoms of pain and loss of function. Using DADOS, the GLA:D team is able to collect outcomes of participants across the country with all data housed in a single database. DADOS allows for seamless participant registration, survey completion, and offers reminders for follow-up surveys at the prescribed time points. DADOS currently offers solutions to more than 130 sites across Canada.

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The DADOS team developed DADOS-Connect and the real-time report generator to address these needs. Altum Health uses DADOS-Connect to allow patients to input data from the comfort of their own home. The patients are emailed a one-time log in username and password, which they can use to log in and fill out the questionnaires. The information goes straight to DADOS ready to be exported from any Altum Health location. Although the database is web-based, the information is secure from external attacks.

DADOS is also now equipped with the ability to calculate the protocols automatically and generate a report that is easy to understand. Known as the real-time report, all the clinician needs to do is to press a button to calculate the assessment and create a pdf file of the report. These reports are completely customizable making each study report unique. Multiple figures are generated to present any changes in the previous assessments, allowing summarize the study in one simple report. This new system works to match the vision of Altum Health in providing a system that successfully integrates each division seamlessly into the healthcare process.


DADOS is being used by Head and Neck surgery at UHN to manage the deployment, capture and analysis of surveys. Using DADOS, surveys can be deployed and analyzed for the betterment of both the surgeon and the patient. The prospective long term benefits of DADOS’s high quality data collection outweigh any possible initial complications involved in setting up the process.


With DADOS, they’re able to maintain a number of questionnaires, create forms themselves, and offer questionnaires through a web portal which supports multiple ways to be administered. DADOS can be administered within UHN using tablets, outside of UHN using DADOS Connect on tablets and by sending a link via email using DADOS Connect. On the administrative end, the DADOS interface allows for data entry – data that is extracted from patient records and entered manually.

Recently, Organ Transplant engaged the DADOS team about using computer adaptive testing (CAT) to administer certain questionnaires and specifically several Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS®)item banks. Using PROMIS® CATs substantially reduces questionnaire burden (on average, asking from four to six questions for every domain is sufficient, done within ~ 1 minute) while maintaining or increasing measurement precision. The DADOS team was able to integrate the two systems for the team and they’ve been using it since.


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