During its annual conference on October 18, the CAN Health Network announced the 2023 CAN Health Network Award Recipients recognizing the Edges, companies, partners, and individuals in the Network who are transforming health care in Canada, and leading the new health care economy.
Grand River Hospital was named the Edge of the Year Award recipient for 2023.
This award recognizes the health care organization that truly exemplifies what it means to be an Edge – consistently engaging in CAN Health initiatives at all levels of the organization, and demonstrating a commitment to solving challenges with Canadian innovation.
In the last year, Grand River Hospital led a National RFP for a learning platform to help prepare frontline staff for accreditation. This led to the procurement of a solution developed by Waterloo-based company, Axonify, helping to open the doors for this Canadian company into the health care industry. We also launched two commercialization projects. The first with KA Imaging, which is exploring new x-ray technology that allows for improved patient monitoring and faster, more accurate diagnosis. And the second with Signal 1 – that will explore AI in predicting patient needs to improve quality and timeliness of care.
The CAN Health Network is currently comprised of 31 leading health care organizations and authorities (referred to as Edges) spanning from coast-to-coast-to-coast.