Health care is a pressing issue for Canadians, with significant inequities, an overburdened system and increased prevalence of chronic diseases.
But Canada also has huge resources in the form of talented health care workers, researchers, and tech leaders. Through collaboration and technology, they can revolutionize our health care system.
The Communitech Future of Health program is working to improve Canadian health care through made-in-Canada tech solutions. From secure new communication tools among healthcare stakeholders to using AI to measure dietary intake and prevent disease, these companies are making a real difference. And with the proper support, they have the potential to make an even bigger impact.
On March 29, CityAge and Communitech co-hosted a digital event to profile these innovators, and show how through collaboration we can make rapid progress to solve our health care problems and build a healthier Canada for all.
Anchor Welcome & Introduction
Presentation by Reg Joseph, CEO of Health Cities
Panel 1: A Prescription for Innovation
Canada’s public health care can be revitalized through smart new collaborations among administrators, health professionals and the tech community. This panel will address how to scale the models of collaboration that are working.
Fireside Chat: Dr. Vivek Goel, President, University of Waterloo and Chair, Chair, pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy Expert Advisory Group Interviewed by: Carly Weeks, Health Reporter and Columnist, The Globe and Mail
Panel 2: How to Scale Health Data Solutions
Data is a vital resource in Canada’s health system. Exploring innovative solutions to integrate data to drive better health outcomes.
Closing remarks: Danielle Braun Carlin, Manager, Future of Health, Communitech