Thank you for visiting this website. We place a high value on your privacy.
Below, we summarize the information we collect about you during your online visit:
Cookies – Like most websites, we use small pieces of information called "cookies" that are stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies let us "remember" information about your preferences and allow you to move within areas of our site fast and easily. These cookies contain anonymous, non-personal information and we do not collect your IP address with them.
Information about your visit – We use standard analytics methods (Google Analytics) and our own administrative database to collect anonymous and aggregate site usage information (e.g., number of unique visits to the website, page views, etc.) We want to understand where users come from and how they use the website.
For users who choose to register for the website, we store your User ID which we tie to your registration survey and basic session and page tracking of your visit (not associated with Google Analytics). The session and page tracking feature is used to understand which pages a user visits so we can tie automated functions within the website to those metrics. For example, we have hearts on the homepage of the website that get “filled up” as you visit all the pages in a given section of the website, and we know that you might not visit all pages during one visit.
Additionally, people on the iHeartChange Project oversight team will use the session and page tracking data to understand which content users frequent in order to understand user behavior within different groups of visitors (e.g., females or males, patients or family members, etc.). This will help us make updates and improvements to the website in the future.
Survey answers are tied to your User ID but no information will ever be shared with any third parties. All information is securely stored by the website host, located in the Greater Chicago are in the United States.
Third-party sites – This site contains links to external websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any third-party website.
Updates – We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time. The most current version will always be posted to this website.
Contact Information – If you have any questions, please e-mail the iHeartChange team at [email protected]
Copyright © 2019 Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network.
The iHeartChange Project Team
Our project team includes congenital heart disease (CHD) specialists. We also asked local and international experts for their feedback on the website content and surveys.
Dr. Luke Burchill (Cardiologist)
Ms. Geraldine Cullen-Dean (Clinical Nurse Specialist)
Ms. Jeanine Harrison (Nurse Practitioner)
Dr. Adrienne Kovacs (Psychologist)
Dr. Brian McCrindle (Cardiologist)
Dr. Erwin Oechslin (Cardiologist & Program Director)
Dr. Candice Silversides (Cardiologist)
Dr. Jennifer Stinson (Nurse Practitioner)
Dr. Mark Norris (Cardiologist)
Dr. Karen Uzark (Nurse Practitioner)
Ms. Yvonne Balon (Nurse Clinician)
Ms. Glenda Durupt (Nurse Manager)
Dr. Jasmine Grewal (Cardiologist)
Ms. Karen LeComte (Clinical Nurse Specialist)
Other Content Reviewers:
Dr. Desiree Fleck (Nurse Practitioner, Philadelphia, PA)
Ms. Tanya Holloway (Exercise Physiologist, Toronto, ON)
Ms. Pamela Miner (Nurse Practitioner, Los Angeles, CA)
Dr. John Reiss (Psychologist, Gainesville, FL)
Dr. Lucy Roche (Cardiologist, Toronto, ON)
Dr. Arwa Saidi (Cardiologist, Gainesville, FL)
Ms. Nishta Saxena (Dietician, Toronto, ON)
Dr. Dominik Stambach (Cardiologist, Toronto, ON)
Dr. Daniel Tobler (Cardiologist, Toronto, ON)
Ms. Elizabeth Tong (Nurse, Boston, MA)
This website is designed specifically for young people with congenital heart disease. The goal is to provide information to help people who are getting ready to move (or have recently moved) to adult heart care. We use the term ‘transition’ to describe this process. Family, friends and health care providers may also find this website helpful.
Please be advised this site does not provide medical advice. All of the content on this website is provided for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have or suspect you have a health problem, please consult your family physician. If you have or suspect you are experiencing a health emergency, please promptly visit a Hospital Emergency Department in your area. Reliance on any information provided on or provided in relation to the site is solely at your own risk. Contributors to this website are not responsible, nor liable, for any claim, loss or damage arising from the use of the information contained within this site.
Any websites linked from this website are created by other organizations. Those organizations are responsible for the information contained within their sites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites or third-party advertisements and do not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Any specific comments regarding these sites should be directed toward that individual organization.
We have a simple ‘Getting to Know You’ survey that we ask all visitors to complete (we don’t ask for any personal health information). Website browsing activity will be monitored so that we can learn about the people who visit the website, how often people visit the website, and the web pages that are visited most often. This will help us decide which changes and improvements to make to the website in the future. Results from this project will be described for groups of website visitors (i.e., not for individual users).
Anyone can visit this website and most users will create their own User IDs and passwords. However, there are also Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and pediatric cardiology programs that have officially joined the iHeartChange team and work together to keep this website going. (You can find a list of the ACHD programs in the ‘Welcome to Adult Care’ section of the website). Some of these programs might choose to assign User IDs so that they can track of and how patients from their own programs visit the website. They might even want to track this for research. If you have been assigned a User ID from a program, that program might ask us to give them information about your answers to the ‘Getting to Know You’ survey, how many times you log into the website and which web pages you visit.
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We recommend that you register by creating your own User ID and password.
This will allow you to log in again and keep track of which pages on the website you visit.
If you visit them all, you can earn a transition diploma!
If you register, it also means that you won’t be shown the disclaimer & survey each time that you visit.
However, registration is not required.
Reminder: please write down your User ID and password for safekeeping
because we don’t store your email address for password reset!
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Now we would like to get to know you just a little bit.
Knowing your background will help us make this website even better for you.
We won’t ask you for personal health information.
This short survey will only take a minute or two to complete.
We hope you enjoy your visit!
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HELPING YOU MAKE THE MOVE TO ADULT CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE CARE
Thanks for checking out our website!
This website is designed mainly for young people with congenital heart disease (CHD). The aim is to help people feel more ready to “transition” from pediatric to adult care. And we know that family, friends and health care providers might also want to check it out!
Since this is your first visit, please read our disclaimer!