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The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) identifies and proposes the implementation of promising digital health solutions to address Alberta health system challenges.
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PRIHS provides project funding and strengthens support for researchers at Alberta-based academic centres to lead the implementation of innovative care models. The program works in collaboration with the Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) and Integrated Provincial Programs to improve health care quality and health outcomes for Albertans.
Funding Available: Variable (see latest call)
Term: Up to 36 months
This program is only available to invited applicants. Only approved Phase 1 EOI applicants are invited to the next phase.
All applications are reviewed and evaluated to determine fit with PRIHS objectives and intended outcomes. Alberta Innovates’ staff and external expert reviewers are engaged to evaluate applications.
For more information, see the program guide.
Director, Health System Transformation - Health Innovation
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) Program was launched out of a shared commitment to develop research and innovation activities that contribute to health system sustainability in Alberta.
Registration closed: June 19, 2023
Alberta Innovates and Alberta Health Services are investing up to $5 million in the PRIHS 8 Program.
Phase 1: Expression of Interest (EOI) to SCNs or Integrated Provincial Programs
- EOI Development: April to June 2023
Prospective Primary Leads (Applicant Representatives) connect with SCNs or Integrated Provincial Programs to discuss ideas. SCNs or Integrated Provincial Programs will invite high potential opportunities to submit an EOI. Each SCN selects up to two (2) projects to advance to Phase 2.
- Submission deadline: June 19, 2023, 4:00 p.m. MST
- Decision communicated: July 14, 2023
Phase 2: Full Application
- Full Proposal Development: July to October 2023
Primary leads (Applicant Representatives) will be invited to submit a full proposal.
- Submission deadline: October 30, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. MST
- Decision communicated: December 22, 2023
Up to Ten (10) projects advance to Phase 3.
Phase 3: Den Presentations
- Interactive Proposal Presentation: December 2023 – February 2024
Successful Phase 2 applicants are invited to present their proposals to the PRIHS 8 – Digital Health Review Committee.
- Den Presentations (virtual): Week of February 5 – 9, 2024
PRIHS Steering Committee approves all funding recommendations.
- Awardees Conditionally Approved: March 2024
- Public Announcement: April 2024
Sectors: Health & Life Sciences
We are advancing digital health technologies to accelerate improvements in the quality and long-term sustainability of our health system and the health of Albertans.