The Spring Roadshow

We have left winter and planted our feet firmly into spring. With the new season comes a new round of conferences and industry events. This year, will be going to six from the end of April to the beginning of June. Are you going to any?

Spring Roadshow

April 27 – 28, 2015: OCE Discovery 2015 will be joining 2600 of the best and brightest at Ontario Centres for Excellence’s Discovery conference next week. OCE Discovery is “Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference.” Hundreds of exhibitors will be present to showcase the latest and greatest in innovation, research and technology. Word has it that a Youtube co-founder will be there!

OCE Discovery will be held at the Metro Convention Centre in downtown Toronto.

April 30, 2015: AppsForHealth 2015

Focusing on digital health, AppsForHealth is where attendees and network with leaders in the industry. Many students and professionals attend this event. This year’s two keynotes will be looking at privacy and the future of wearables.

AppsForHealth will be held at Mohawk College in Hamilton.

May 1 – 2, 2015: UTIHI QuIPS Conference 2015 

QuIPS is organized by the University of Toronto Chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School. The focus of this conference is to look at quality improvement and patient safety. This year’s theme is Efficiency. We look forward to chatting about how can help improve healthcare process and efficiency and patient satisfaction.

QuIPS will be held at the Li Ka Shing Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital, in downtown Toronto.

May 6 – 9, 2015: PRI-MED Primary Care Today 2015

An annual event, PRI-MED Primary Care Today is the largest Canadian CME/CE focusing on primary care. The conference includes series of workshops, keynotes and an exhibition floor. Thousands of family/general practitioners, pharmacists and nurse practitioners will be present.

PRI-MD Primary Care Today will be held in Mississauga.

May 7, 2015: HealthKick 2015

You may have heard already that we are a finalist at this year’s HealthKick event. The invitation-only event is where we will pitch our company to investors and other industry leaders for a chance to win this year’s pitch competition. We’ve been working hard at preparing for this!

HealthKick will be held at MaRS, in the Discovery District.

May 31 – June 2: e-Health Conference 2015

Last but definitely not least, we will be at the e-Health Conference at the end of May. The conference will showcase the latest in e-health, and is the premiere e-health event in Canada. We will be at a booth by the hackathon.

e-Health Conference will be held at the Metro Convention Centre in downtown Toronto.

Are you going to any of these events? Let us down below! We hope to see you there.


Celebrating Canadian Innovation

Are you a regular reader of Canadian Living Magazine? If you are, you might have noticed something interesting on page 62 of the April 2015 issue…


That’s right! is featured in this month’s issue of Canadian Living Magazine.

We are incredibly honoured to be listed as an innovative Canadian solution. But we are far from the only Canadian innovation in our space. Healthcare technology is full of new and creative ideas, and the number grows every day. Events and organizations like Hacking Health help nurture these ideas into realities. is very lucky to belong in such an organization. The Impact Centre, located at the University of Toronto, is an incubator that helps scientists and engineers from different disciplines transform their research into businesses.

Two years ago, our co-founder Ryan took part in the Impact Centre’s Techno program. Techno is a summer bootcamp that teaches aspiring entrepreneurs the basics of business.

In this program, participants learn about product development, intellectual property strategies, venture funding, and many other business topics. Successful graduates of this program will have the foundations to grow their company. is just one of the many companies to have sprung from this program.

MaRS is also a great resource for start-ups and ventures. As a MaRS client, has benefited from their courses, services and workshops. Non-MaRS clients can also benefit from what they have to offer. The MaRS Entrepreneurs Toolkit features a library of resources, workshops and the Entrepreneurship 101 certificate program.

We want to take this opportunity to thank our supporters over the years. Our many advisors, champions, and believers have helped us grow from a small idea among friends, into an ever-growing company.

We also want to encourage anyone who has ever had a good idea to explore different opportunities. You never know. You may have the next big thing in your hands!

Innovation drives progress. We know from experience that growing these ideas is no simple task. To end off this blog post, we would like to pose a question:

What can we do to foster Canadian health innovation? 

Please share your thoughts in the comments below!

2015 MaRS Healthkick Showcase Finalist

Have you heard? was recently accepted as a finalist at this year’s MaRS Healthkick Showcase! It is an honour to be featured alongside 38 other health ventures.

For the next two months, our team will be working with mentors preparing for the pitch competition. We will be pitching to investors and industry leaders, including C-suite executives, venture capitalists and senior health administrators.

Now in its second year, the Healthkick showcase features early-stage healthcare ventures. These ventures are represented in three different tracks: Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, Health IT, and Medical Devices and Diagnostics. falls under the Health IT category.

This year’s theme is Patient Empowerment, which aligns with the core of’s platform. Our tools were created to help patients navigate the healthcare landscape. Our platform can help provide information and tools for patients, their caregivers, and their clinicians so that they can become the partners in care.

We look forward to preparing for this incredible event! Good luck to our fellow finalists.

WP_20141105_004 and the 2015 Ontario Action Plan for Health Care

A few weeks ago, the Government of Ontario released a follow-up to the 2012 Action Plan for Health Care. The new plan, called Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, built on the foundation that was laid down in 2012. The plan introduced four key objectives:

  • Access – Provide Ontarians with better access to the right care
  • Connect – Coordinate services so that Ontarians can receive integrated care within their community
  • Inform – Inform Ontarians through education, information and transparency so they can make the best health decisions
  • Protect – Ensure that our health system is sustainable by making evidence-based decisions

What does this mean for

In December, partnered with the Mississauga-Halton LHIN to help with their Holiday Hours / Emergency Department Surge strategy. Over the winter holiday, collected clinic & pharmacy holiday hours throughout the region and posted it online. Doctors were also able to update their hours in real time (one doctor even updated his hours on Christmas Day!). This meant that patients looking for their their doctor’s office hours were able to easily get the most up-to-date and accurate information.

At the core of this initiative are the very key objectives as defined in the Action Plan. Every year, health administrators prepare for the “holiday surge”. This is when emergency rooms across the region experience a higher than normal number of visits; which commonly coincides with the holiday season. However, it isn’t limited to just the holiday season – surges happen throughout the year. Surges not only mean that Canadians may not be getting the best access to care, it also means that a huge burden is placed on the system.

With, Ontarians in the Mississauga-Halton LHIN region are able to get the most accurate, relevant and up-to-date healthcare service hours through our website and smartphone apps. These benefits are helpful for patients and the healthcare system year-round, so our partnership has become a year-long partnership.  You will soon hear more about how that year-long initiative will look.

In addition to our LHIN partnership, we are also working on expanding our e-booking system to more clinics and pharmacies. This will ultimately help more Canadians navigate the healthcare system… and, this too supports the objectives of Ontario’s Action Plan.

What does this mean for you and me? 

Everyone at is a patient too. This new Action Plan means that we can expect improvements in how we interact with our care teams and community healthcare providers. It is important that everyone – you, me, our friends and family – can navigate the complexity of a healthcare system. This means will always have work to do when it comes to creating and improving apps that help accomplish that.

For our healthcare provider friends, we will continue to improve and expand our products to help you streamline your practice. We want to help you improve the patient experience while efficiently delivering care. If you can provide any insight on how we can do that, feel free to connect with us.