Canadian health care has major challenges as well as major opportunities—from ehealth and the recruitment and retention of workers, to funding constraints, data sharing and community-based care. Luckily, Canada’s tech community is made up of thousands of founders with solutions.
But Canada’s health system has been relatively slow to implement technologies that can dramatically improve care. The processes for identifying problems, and then creating, testing and deploying the solutions have made adoption of new tech slow and inefficient.
That’s why CityAge and Communitech are bringing together health administrators, researchers, practitioners, funders, partners and tech founders to build the future of health.
On June 14, the country’s leading health-care organizations and our most promising healthtech and medtech startups and scale-ups will come together to assess what problems we need to solve, and how to do it.
Anchor Welcome & Introduction
Introducing the Future of Health Initiative: Danielle Braun Carlin, Program Manager, Ecosystem Collaboration, Future of Health, Communitech
Opening Presentation by: Robert Bell, Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Co-author of the recent series in the Globe & Mail, Fixing Health Care, gives an overview of the 10 defining healthcare challenges, and 10 potential solutions, they found.
Panel: How Do We Define Our Challenges?
Canadian Healthcare has some daunting challenges it needs to overcome. What are they? How can we get better at identifying them quickly and with precision? What role does data play?
Panel: How Do We Seize Our Opportunities?
We have unique opportunities to not only solve our problems, but to make healthcare more equitable, more efficient, more proactive, more personalized, and more integrated. How do we best seize those opportunities using Canadian technology?