Network Benefits

Members of the CAN Health Network have access to exclusive resources that can help fuel the commercialization process, empower health care operators and drive innovation. Learn more about specific benefits by clicking below.

Mohawk Medbuy Corporation

W21C

Microsoft Canada

Mohawk Medbuy Corporation

Mohawk Medbuy Corporation (MMC) is a national, not-for-profit, shared services organization that supports hundreds of hospitals and non-acute care providers in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI, Manitoba and the Yukon. MMC provides efficient, cost-effective procurement of medical/surgical supplies, pharmaceutical products, capital equipment and food/nutrition solutions, as well as warehousing and logistics, accounts payable and linen services.

Benefits

MMC’s industry-leading Innovation Program, a launch pad for companies in the health care sector, is now accessible to Network members.  Companies whose products or services meet the Innovation Program criteria establish a pricing agreement with MMC. This gives health care operators greater access to new and unique solutions without having to go through a rigorous internal procurement process. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, CAN Health Network Edges have access to the novel products and services listed in the program. 

In addition, all members of the CAN Health Network will be able to refer suitable Canadian companies to the Mohawk Medbuy Innovation Program. This will give more Canadian companies the opportunity to generate sales quickly and increase their revenue.

For a complete list of companies accessible through MMC, please click here.

If you are an Edge interested in purchasing, please contact:

Markus Lenarczyk, Director Innovation & Value-Added Sourcing, MMC

Interested companies can find details about the MMC Innovation Program on the Mohawk Medbuy website.


W21C

The W21C Research and Innovation Centre is based in the University of Calgary and the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services. W21C conducts research nationally with the overarching mandate to improve patient safety and quality of care, to make care better for our communities.

Key Facilities

Living Laboratory: This fully operational clinical care unit acts as a beta test site to explore novel approaches to health care delivery, and the use of innovative medical technologies.

Healthcare Human Factors and Simulation Laboratory: Customizable space to conduct usability and user experience testing for pre-clinical medical devices and digital technologies.

Service Areas

W21C’s interdisciplinary team works with academics, innovators, and industry to provide evidence, feedback, and validation services, including human factors expertise, technology evaluations, and clinical trial support.

Microsoft Canada

CAN Health Network’s exclusive partnership with Microsoft Canada helps to bring the health-care systems’ most used cloud service, Microsoft Azure, to Network companies. 

Through their Innovation Mavericks Program, Microsoft empowers and helps to scale Canadian companies by providing access to cloud & AI technology platforms, technical guidance and business coaching, along with co-investment in innovations powered by Azure. 

Through this partnership, CAN Health Network companies that meet the criteria will receive in-kind support from Microsoft’s senior team of consultants and engineers to:

  • Identify innovation roadblocks
  • Get technology and business strategy backup
  • Access Innovation Mavericks funding to accelerate qualified proof of concepts
  • Expand their knowledge and network
  • Team up with fellow Innovation Mavericks industry leaders

To be considered for the Innovation Mavericks Program, CAN Health Network companies must utilize cloud services, be open to hosting their services on the Microsoft Azure platform, and are on a promising growth trajectory.

Interested CAN Health Network companies should speak with their Regional Leads and apply for the Innovation Mavericks Program here:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/sites/innovation-mavericks/Register/