VIRTUES • Cardiovascular Network of Canada — CANet

a digital health platform created by

Enhanced Cardiovascular Care

VIRTUES is a transformative initiative to provide everyone with the highest quality cardiovascular care.

VIRTUES used in institutions across Canada

VIRTUES® — An Innovative Digital Health Solution to Help Patients Manage Complex Health Conditions

To address the critical needs of patients, VIRTUES provides secured digital health tools to access efficient and quality care in all regions across Canada for improved quality of life and better health outcomes.

With patient information collected in VIRTUES, they receive personalized Care Sets to help manage their medical conditions.

“I appreciated being able to upload my information to VIRTUES and be monitored by health care professionals.” 

What is a Care Set?

Tailored to a patient’s needs, a Care Set is a package of Guideline-Driven Recommendations and Educational Resources that address relevant health conditions.

After collecting, integrating, and analyzing data in the VIRTUES platform, patients may receive different Care Sets (modules) based on their health conditions and needs. 

For patients with co-morbidities—multiple concurrent conditions—several Care Sets can be enabled simultaneously, working together to provide comprehensive treatment.


“Using VIRTUES, I’ve appreciated the care and attention that the nurses and doctors have provided. They are quick to respond and have been supportive throughout.”

Providing Optimal Care

VIRTUES equips healthcare providers with up-to-date medical information about each patient, offering specific recommendations and various options to ensure the best possible care. 

VIRTUES aims to improve and optimize patient-specific guideline-based therapy, outcomes, and efficiency of healthcare providers.

Get Involved

Want to learn more, partner with us or a patient who wants to participate in a study?

Enrollment has commenced for a groundbreaking national study that will help revolutionize cardiovascular care.

Anyone who has or may have a cardiovascular condition is welcome to participate.

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“VIRTUES is simple, effective, and informative. The follow-up calls from doctors are immensely helpful, reducing my anxiety. Thank you to all medical professionals and support staff for their time and genuine care.”

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Privacy and Security

Working with our partners, VIRTUES is compliant with all Canadian healthcare privacy laws.

VIRTUES is used in centres with privacy impact reviews and Research Ethics Board (REB) approval in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Quebec

Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) Compliance

VIRTUES platform infrastructure maintains Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) compliance with data-at-rest and in-transit encryption, firewall services, data backup services, and data replication to a second site for disaster recovery capabilities.


AWS Data Centre Service Delivery

VIRTUES service delivery infrastructure is located within a tier 3 data centre, maintaining all standard security and operational certifications.

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)

VIRTUES is also unique in comparison to other virtual health care models.

The digital health platform uses Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standards describing data formats and elements for exchanging electronic health records in hospital systems.

The Health Level Seven (HL7) International healthcare standards organization created the standard.

ISO 27001, 27017, 27018, and SOC II Certified

VIRTUES maintains ISO 27001, 27017, 27018, and SOC II certifications and a federal government security clearance level of “Secret” for data sets that require that level of protection.

The infrastructure is hosted by ThinkON, a Canadian organization with established security practices that both ISO and SOC II auditors have reviewed.