New joint accelerator program to grow digital health
February 2, 2022
OTTAWA – Calian Group, a diverse products and services company providing innovative solutions for the healthcare, communications, learning and security sectors and L-SPARK, Canada’s largest software-as-a-service accelerator, announce the first cohort of companies in their joint accelerator program, which aims to grow Canadian technology companies in the rapidly expanding area of digital health.
The program is designed to help these companies grow and bring their innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions to market by integrating with the Calian digital health platform. Doing so will enable value-added functionality across the care continuum. Chosen companies will also gain access to Calian sales and distribution channels and extensive customer base.
“L-SPARK is excited to play a critical role in building an ecosystem of best of breed healthcare solutions around the Calian digital health platform,” said Leo Lax (pictured), executive managing director at L-SPARK. “We look forward to watching the advancement and growth of the companies that make up the inaugural Calian L-SPARK MedTech Accelerator cohort over the coming months.”
“The healthcare industry is moving away from the closed, siloed systems of the past to a more open, interconnected ecosystem,” says Sacha Gera, president, IT and Cyber Solutions, Calian. “We’re excited to partner with these innovative Canadian companies to solve problems for our customers and increase the pace of digital transformation.”
Following a selection process, four companies have been accepted into the program:
Lime is focused on being the leader in the digital revolution of patient empowerment through engagement and collaboration. By integrating with EHR systems, their software allows medical teams and healthcare organizations to automate the process of measuring the patient experience. Lime’s innovation helps drive continuous improvement and simplify mandatory certification processes.
Virtual Hallway helps Primary Care Providers save valuable time and effort by facilitating rapid specialist phone consults. Founded by physicians who understand the value of timely specialist input for patient care, Virtual Hallway offers a streamlined process by which both primary care providers and specialists can connect and be reimbursed for consultations.
Successful health care that prevents or delays progression of chronic disease requires patient engagement. Patients need to be conscious of their own health and have a plan around management of chronic diseases, with understanding of the implications and goals. Coalese Health’s automated software engages patients and their physicians in chronic disease best practices with a comprehensive care plan.
Alio Health, a Calian Company, specializes in the design and implementation of comprehensive Patient Support Programs (PSP) for complex therapies and chronic disease. The company’s clinical CRM platform automates workflow and workforce management to connect everyone in the care pathway – fostering collaboration and speeding the delivery of high-quality healthcare.