This program is designed to catalyze the adoption of innovative care models by cultivating partnerships between the Alberta health system and digital health innovators.

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Program at a Glance

Program Status: Active
Strategic Initiative: Digital Health
Priority Area(s): Catalyzes the adoption of innovative care models by cultivating partnerships between the Alberta health system and digital health innovators.


Program Status: Active
Alberta-based: Yes
Organization Type: Academic Institutions & Researchers
Government or Public Entity
Multi-National Enterprise
Small to Medium Enterprise


The Digital4Health (D4H) program encourages the testing and adoption of digital health technologies to improve how health care is delivered. We will achieve this through D4H by growing partnerships that leverage health service delivery partners and technology solution providers.

D4H provides an opportunity for Alberta-based health service delivery partners to address priority system challenges by testing and implementing promising digital health solutions.

Technology providers will work with health service partners to pilot and validate their technologies, and in that way address the growing needs of Albertans through the power of innovation. Ultimately, this program will aim to deliver better health care and economic value in Alberta.


D4H is designed to address system challenges. Challenges are needs-driven and provide unique opportunities for applicants to implement and test digital health solutions across the continuum of care.

Current Challenges

The following challenges are currently accepting applications:

Funding available:

Funding amount is variable depending on project.

Term: Up to 24 months.

Key Dates

This program has multiple, challenge-specific submission dates throughout the year. Deadlines will be posted on challenge web pages (see Current Challenges).


Applications must:

  • Align with the objectives of the program.
  • Align to and address a challenge statement as posted by Alberta Innovates and potential partners.
  • Have the potential to support the development of novel, technology-enabled care models.
  • Have the potential to improve the health and well-being of the people of Alberta.
  • Implement and pilot digital health technology that meets TRL 7 requirements, at a minimum.
  • Include key measurable milestones with deliverables, stepped with critical “go/no-go” decision points.
  • Include a clear plan to evaluate project success (health, economic and feasibility evaluation).
  • Include a clear and compelling path to sustainable implementation post-project.

How To Apply

This program is available to invited applicants only.

Please refer to challenge-specific program guides posted on challenge web pages for more detailed instructions.

Have a Challenge?

If you’re interested in becoming a Challenge partner, complete the Challenge Intake Form.

Evaluation Process

All applications are reviewed and evaluated to determine fit with Digital4Health objectives and intended outcomes. Alberta Innovates staff and external expert reviewers are engaged to evaluate applications.

For more information, see the program guide.

Antonio Bruni, PhD, MBA

Director, Health System Transformation - Health Innovation

Closed Intakes

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Refer to the Program Guide for more information on key dates.


Registration closed: December 6, 2023 12:00 am

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