COMMUNITECH FUTURE OF HEALTH

Can you help us transform the Future of Health?

Communitech Future of Health is connecting Canadian tech with the health-care ecosystem to tackle the challenges facing our health-care systems.

Apply to the program to join a network of hospitals, long-term care providers and other organizations, all passionate about advancing Canadian health care through homegrown tech solutions.

Applications open: September 19 - October 10, 2022. 

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The challenges 

Systems Design


Arduous processes and fragmented systems complicate everything from staff scheduling to tech procurement. How can we design a cohesive, streamlined framework to better serve patients and retain health-care workers?

Interoperability


Fragmentation among care teams hinders communication and data-sharing. How can we design a unified, collaborative system that improves patient outcomes?

Equity


Canada is vast and many people struggle to access care. How can we design an equitable system that overcomes geographical and socio-cultural challenges?

Prevention


Canada’s health-care system is in crisis. How can we restructure it to focus on prevention and early intervention, and reduce the need for acute care?

Qualifying companies will be invited to submit a more detailed application of their solution. Ten companies will be accepted into our showcase in December where they’ll be able to pitch their solutions to health-care professionals from health-care organizations across Canada. All other qualifying companies will receive detailed feedback on their solution, have the opportunity to tap into our health-care ecosystem, and receive coaching hours.

Some of our partners include: The Brenda Strafford Foundation, Alberta Health Services, Bayshore Health, Grand River Hospital, Trillium Health Partners, Hamilton Health Sciences and more!

Applications open: September 19 - October 10, 2022. 

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Why Future of Health?

There are human and systemic barriers to health-care innovation in Canada.

The Canadian health-care ecosystem needs a culture shift toward innovation. The process required to bring innovations to market is slow and ultra-conservative, resulting in many innovators going to the United States.

Canadian technology solving Canada’s challenges.

Future of Health builds community and connections across the health-care ecosystem to gather insights, knowledge and perspective, define challenges and solve shared problems using trusted Canadian tech solutions. 

Finding better ways, together.

We’re facilitating opportunities for challenge partners and our tech ecosystem to work together, share the resource load and the risk associated with piloting and procurement. 

The future of health program will help position us as a global leader in health and social innovation. It will allow us to come to solutions that will address the challenges faced by patients and clinicians.
– Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia, Managing Director, The eHealth Centre for Excellence

FAQ

The Future of Health Call for Solutions is open to any Canadian tech company that has a solution to the proposed challenges. Companies that are accepted into the program will need to become a Communitech member.

The application window to participate in Future of Health Call for Solutions is open from September 19 - October 10, 2022.

Companies at all stages are encouraged to apply, that are headquartered in Canada and/or be majority Canadian owned (>50%), and willing to become a member if accepted into the program! We have 10 spaces available for the solutions showcase, but offer feedback and coaching to all companies that apply to the program. 

Prime partner

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Lead partners

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Contributing partner

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Strategic partner

Can Health Network