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Apps for Health 2018


Two Days of Digital Health Innovation at Mohawk

Last week, Mohawk’s mHealth and eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC) hosted the annual Apps for Health and FHIR North conferences here at Mohawk College. With over 500 attendees, this 2-day digital health event brought together professionals from healthcare, technology, and education to discuss current and emerging trends in health, technology, medical education, and entrepreneurship.

Keynote speakers at Apps for Health included Dr Lisa Patton, Director of Watson Health Policy Research at IBM, and Atif Chaugtai, Chief Technologist at Red Hat Canada. The first day ended with a panel of healthcare innovators from our region, and a talk about promising practices in mobile patient care from the Ontario Telemedicine Network and Novari Health.

Mohawk’s MEDIC is the only Technology Access Centre in Canada with a focus on digital health and interoperability. The Apps for Health & FHIR North events showcase the innovative practices and forward thinking work of MEDIC and its partners. Learn more about MEDIC and IDEAWORKS at mohawkcollege.ca/ideaworks

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.