We improve the health of Canadians by delivering innovative healthcare solutions that can be scaled to grow the health sector nationally.
Health is going through a global transformation. Access to data and key platforms have and will continue to drive that transformation.
Future facing | Our Goals
to establish the health sector as a key contributor to job growth and our economy
The talent and innovators here in Canada are leading the way in driving the health sector as a key contributor to our GDP.
We have a wealth of data in Canada and Alberta, due to being under a single health authority composed of 4.5 million residents (the largest health jurisdiction in Canada). The power of data-driven decision-making is both possible and key to addressing our health challenges. Health Cities project on Synthetic Data (link to project page) aims to create an environment where community, academic, and industry can work collaboratively with the governments and the health system to co-develop novel solutions in Alberta that can be scaled nationally and internationally.
With strengths in key technology platforms like AI/ML and Immersive Technologies, we can lead growth in our emerging sectors. These platforms will continue to lead the transformation of health.
to scale companies, provide equitable access to care, and modernize the health sector
To market globally, Canadian companies must scale their solutions in live settings. It is critical for Canadian companies to prove their technology in a healthcare setting and to be able to generate data related to efficacy and cost-savings.
Key opportunities in technology exist in areas such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, and immersive technologies (augmented and virtual reality). Multiple health settings offer unique pathways to market, including Primary Care, Long Term Care, Home Care, First Nations Care and Acute Care.
By developing and establishing commercialization pathways in these settings, multiple regional SMEs will have multiple pathways to enter healthcare markets, while also supporting equitable access and positively impacting patients.
and their role in innovation
that accelerates development and growth.
Digital Health Integration Readiness Platform (Pre-HaTCH)
The Digital Health Integration Readiness Platform (Pre-HaTCH) is a joint initiative between Health Cities and Brightsquid.
Residents in central Alberta are enrolling in a remote monitoring project that uses technology to support health care management.
See current projects