Today, the Government of Canada announced the formation of the CAN Health Network, a health and industry partnership designed to develop innovative technological solutions to address health care challenges.
As part of the initiative, the Saskatchewan Health Authority will be provided $3.5 million from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), to facilitate the creation of the CAN Health West Network, comprising member health care organizations from across all four western provinces.
The CAN Health Network represents one of the largest health and industry partnerships in the country. It is designed to enable health care organizations to work directly with medical-technology companies to identify, develop and scale solutions to common health system challenges.
Comprised of Canadian health care organizations in both the public and private sector, the network utilizes a coordinated, Canada-first approach to technology adoption to ensure solutions being adopted by Canadian health care organizations address key challenges and are built by Canadian companies in collaboration with medical leaders.
Funding for the Network is in place until 2022, with next steps being to establish a project management and governance structure to support the initiative.
For more information on the CAN Health Network announcement, please see the following: