CAN Health Network announces five prestigious awards
November 10, 2021
TORONTO – The CAN Health Network recently held its second annual AGM where it announced five prestigious awards recognizing Canada’s leading healthcare organizations and companies in the following categories; Network, Edge of the Year, Company of the Year, Disruptor, and Procurement Awards. The virtual AGM was hosted and sponsored by Deloitte Canada.
“We brought together over 200 leaders in the healthcare, technology, and business space to discuss the future of healthcare in Canada, and how our Network can continue to empower Canadian innovators and leverage winning domestic companies to secure Canada’s prosperity,” said Dr. Dante Morra (pictured), chair and lead of the CAN Health Network.
The CAN Health Network is a federally-funded integrated market which reduces barriers to procurement so health-tech companies can quickly and easily bring their innovations to the healthcare sector. It serves as a platform for companies to provide solutions to meet the needs of Canadians and our healthcare organizations.
The awards are an opportunity to recognize what can be accomplished when you create a warm, receptive environment for Canadian technology and to honour significant achievements in innovation across the healthcare sector over the past year, against the backdrop of a global pandemic.
Awards were granted to the following recipients:
- Precision ADM and Shared Health in Manitoba received CAN Health’s ’Network Award’, the highest honour, recognizing the Edge and Company who leveraged the full scope of the network and demonstrated considerable growth and success. They introduced North America’s first, 1st grade reusable N95 respirator – Precision AIR – and helped solve a Canada-wide shortage of PPE at the height of the pandemic.
- CANImmunize received the ‘Company of the Year Award,’ recognizing the company that has achieved outstanding results throughout their CAN Health commercialization project’s lifecycle and beyond. The Ottawa-based company worked with Bruyère to develop new technology that digitally transformed annual influenza vaccination clinics in preparation for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Following the success of the project, the CANImmunize solution was procured by the Government of Nova Scotia for their COVID-19 vaccine roll out.
- Bruyère received the ‘Disruptor of the Year Award’ as the Edge or Company who has continued to embody CAN Health’s mission of breaking down barriers and enabling Canadian companies to introduce and scale innovative solutions to improve patient care and operational function. Bruyère is a thought leader in healthcare and actively works to challenge the status quo in the sector.
- Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre received the ‘Edge of the Year’ Award for consistently engaging and participating in CAN Health initiatives at all levels of the organization. Sunnybrook introduced multiple made-in-Canada solutions, including two transformative projects with Moleculight and Precision BioMonitoring. The world-class institution is now working with MOLLI Surgical to improve breast conservation surgery.
- The ‘National Procurement Award’ was awarded to Horizon Health Network for leading Canada’s first-ever national healthcare Request for Proposal (RFP), and CMaRS for achieving one of the highest levels of success as a company through CAN Health’s model by adapting their solution to meet the needs of health operators. Horizon led the national RFP process, with the CMaRS accreditation solution successfully procured by multiple health operators, across multiple jurisdictions.
For more information on these and other CAN Health Network commercialization projects visit https://canhealthnetwork.ca/commercialization-projects/
About CAN Health Network
The CAN Health Network is a Canada-first approach to technology adoption. It helps break down barriers to scaling in the healthcare system and provides an environment for companies to scale to their full potential. Currently operating in Ontario, Western and Atlantic Canada, the CAN Health Network plans to expand into Quebec and the North. The Network has received $3.5 million in 2019 and $3.25 million in 2021 from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), $3.5 million from PrairiesCan and PacifiCan, and most recently, $2.2 million from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to build a national platform that harnesses the purchasing power of healthcare organizations. To learn more about the CAN Health Network, visit canhealthnetwork.ca.