On one-year anniversary of its launch, Minister Ng highlights how CAN Health Network is helping Canadian businesses grow
“Our government has always taken an innovative approach to industry and government working together. This integrated market is a perfect example of such collaboration, helping Canadian innovative health tech companies work directly with health care organizations, commercialize their technologies and grow their businesses here in Canada. Together, we will continue to create even more made-in-Canada success stories.”
– The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
“In less than a year, the CAN Health Network has already partnered Canadian companies with great health care organizations to advance new technologies. Our goal is to grow Canadian solutions and support companies to scale across the Canadian marketplace, while strengthening our health care system. Canadian businesses and health care organizations will together generate economic prosperity for the country and stimulate the creation of good Canadian health technology sector jobs by helping companies overcome barriers.”
– Dr. Dante Morra, CAN Health Network
We need to unlock the full potential of Canadian innovation in both the public and private sectors, scaling up companies to become global leaders.
The CAN Health Network enables health technology companies to work directly with an integrated market of health care organizations to build global Canadian leadership.
After the first sale is made within the integrated market, those technologies can then be easily sold to others in the CAN Health Network, enabling the company to scale up by leveraging the purchasing power of Canadian health care procurement. Companies that have benefitted from the CAN Health Network include the following:
- PointClickCare, a Mississauga-based business that creates innovative cloud-based technology, has been able to partner with health care organizations in Hamilton to create a system for seamless coordination of patient records between hospitals and long-term care homes. This Canadian innovation makes it easier for seniors and their families to get the health care they deserve, which is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- EZ Referral, a business from Alberta, has leveraged its project with Prism Eye Institute to grow its digital medical referral management tool for use in 4 vision care clinics in Canada and 12 clinics in California. This is great news for the company’s global growth and is incredibly important as we practice physical distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- SE Health will work with AlayaCare to co-design an electronic medical records (EMR) system that will work with SE Health’s transformational H.O.P.E. Model of home care. The new EMR system will be entirely digital and allow nurses to self-schedule visits with clients, with broader scale-up across Ontario and Canada and around the world.
- Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre will work with Precision Biomonitoring’s COVID-19 point-of-care diagnostic test to validate the lyophilized assay in both laboratory and clinical settings. The company is also looking to bring its rapid mobile detection device to First Nations communities.
- FedDev Ontario
- CAN Health Network
- Trillium Health Partners
- Grand River Hospital
- The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
- Prism Eye Institute
- SE Health
- Sinai Health System
- Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
- University Health Network
- Unity Health Toronto
- Saskatchewan Health Authority
- Alberta Health Services
- Shared Health Manitoba
- Vancouver Coastal Health
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