A hub for health tech
Home to one of the country’s leading research universities, as well as several top research hospitals, Edmonton has long been a centre of health innovation. Over the past five years, the city has seen the creation of three health accelerators, including one with leading multinational Merck, and a health-focused economic development initiative called Health City.
But there’s still room to grow. As the country’s first and largest province-wide, fully integrated health system, Alberta Health Services is responsible for the medical information of over four million Albertans. AHS has committed to liberating its data so that innovative companies can use it to test and create a host of new health innovations. And a project between AltaML, Health City and Boehringer Ingelheim will collaborate to better predict disease risk in seniors.