Independent Research Study on Patient Tablets

Are you a clinician using Ocean with your patients? Would you like to share your thoughts on the effectiveness of tablet-based patient self-interviewing?

We are pleased to invite Ocean users to participate in an independent research study conducted by Sunnybrook Family Medicine Residents. The study aims to investigate the use of computer-assisted self-interviewing (CASI) technology via tablet computers to assist in communicating with patients. CognisantMD has no involvement with or in connection to this non-commercial research study; however, we believe that the results may help us to make Ocean better.

The purpose of the study is to assess the effectiveness of self-interviewing on tablet computers from the perspective of the clinicians. The researchers hope to use the results of this study to guide the development and improvement of CASI tablet devices such as Ocean in clinical settings to enhance clinician satisfaction. Results will be collected and aggregated independently by the study administrator; as a respondent, you may choose to receive the full results upon completion of the study.

Any clinicians that are currently using tablets to communicate with patients are invited to participate; please feel free to pass this invitation along to anyone in your organization that fits that description. The link to the survey can be found below.

Dr. Sharon Domb, MD, CCFP, FCFP (Medical Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre) is the primary investigator and will be working with two family practice residents, Noah Crampton and Heather Sherwin. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Heather (heather.sherwin (at) or Noah (noah.crampton (at) for further information.