Investing in a Healthy Alberta
Health care expenditures in Alberta are increasingly unsustainable, with about $2.4M spent hourly and consuming approximately 40% of the provincial budget. These costs will continue to rise given a growing and aging population, higher prevalence of chronic disease, higher demand for multidisciplinary care, and the long and expensive process of converting research into innovation. Consumers are demanding more personalized and meaningful connections to health and wellness.
In all of this, we see opportunity for Alberta. We are combining our collective strengths to create a health innovation ecosystem to reimagine healthcare delivery while simultaneously creating new economic opportunities for our province.
To do this, we must be bold. We must embrace digital- and data-enabled innovation to help achieve modernized and integrated care models, accelerate health research, and engage stakeholders and citizens to reimagine and create solutions together.
Join us as we embark on a bold new path, a journey to help build a vibrant and thriving digital health ecosystem in Alberta.
We are developing key partnerships with industry, health service delivery providers, academic institutions, non-profits, and citizens. Together, we will build a bold culture ready to push boundaries, stretch our thinking and change the world. And when we are done, the world will recognize Alberta as the leader in digital health.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated our shift towards digital and data-enabled innovation. In creating these solutions together, we will realize a more affordable, accessible, and higher-quality health care system for all Albertans.
To enable our vision, we are building an delivering value in 4 critical areas:
Health System Transformation
We work closely with health service delivery partners and patients to facilitate the testing and adoption of novel care models that are powered by digitally-enabled and data informed technologies.
We deliver skills development opportunities and build partnerships to help grow the talent needed to drive our future health economy.
Technology Acceleration and Adoption
We work collaboratively with innovators to understand and reduce barriers that will accelerate digital innovations into care.
We partner with others in the ecosystem to build, integrate, and sustain platforms and activities to support a digital health ecosystem.
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