VIRTUES is a Virtual Integrated Reliable Transformative User-driven E-health System co-designed and co-developed by the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet): researchers, clinicians, patients and external partners.


CANet was in need of building a robust platform for patients, supervisors and researchers. The aim of the platform was to improve patients’ engagement and communication with a wide spectrum of health care practitioners.

The project included mobile application development for patients on both iOS and Android platforms as well as creating a web-based application for researchers.


At the project estimate stage, it was agreed that the mobile application would be built using the React Native framework. This decision allowed us to expedite mobile application development by providing native mobile applications for both Android and iOS using the same code base.

For creating a researcher application, ReactJS was selected as the most suitable technology. After finalizing the technology choice, *instinctools team collected all the necessary data, carefully listed all the requirements, and started the development process. It took the our team two months to implement a 13 person-months project, from the initial idea to the final product.

Key features

IOS & Android application:

  • collecting information about patient’s health status with a detailed breakdown of already used medicines;
  • providing notifications to the patient on the goals/targets of the research;
  • letting patients read articles thoroughly prepared by the researchers.

Researcher web application:

  • patient’s clinical data overview;

  • communication channels with patients;

  • integration with FHIR-compliant data storage SMILE.


  • mobile application allowed patients track their progress in communication with their supervisors;

  • a researcher got the ability of getting accurate results of patient’s progress using the web application;

  • implementation of this solution led to more productive cooperation between patients and researchers.


React Native
Smile on FHIR

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