Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare

Emerging technologies continue to transform healthcare in Canada. The latest advancement? Artificial intelligence (AI) and data-driven care. AI is a tool that can support health professionals improve patient outcomes through optimizing areas such as, diagnostics, treatments, preventative medicine and care delivery. Canada is one of the first countries to develop an AI strategy, but is our health sector ready to receive it? What is its potential, and what are the enablers for its adoption?

Together with an Advisory Group of health system leaders, patient partners, providers, researchers and data scientists from across Canada, we are facilitating discussions to explore the answers to these questions and discover how we can support you - our partners - in implementing AI and data-driven care across the country.

Healthcare professionals and leaders such as system leaders, policymakers and patient partners from across Canada are invited to join the newly amalgamated organization that brings together the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Canadian Patient Safety Institute for the following discussions:

Upcoming Webinar

Stakeholders’ Perspectives: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) can and should be used in healthcare
November 30, 2020 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET

This webinar will introduce the role of artificial intelligence as a diagnostic, treatment and preventative tool in the future of Canada’s health system. You’ll hear from a diverse range of stakeholders and experts as they share their perspective on how we can leverage AI in healthcare and discuss the key considerations for its adoption. Panelists will also discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on innovation in healthcare and how it supports moving toward a more data-driven healthcare system.

Speaker Panel:


Dr. Alexandra Greenhill 
Founder, CEO, Chief Medical Officer, CareTeam Technologies


  1. Annette McKinnon - Patient Advisor, Patient Advisors Network
  2. Dr. Reza Forghani - Director and Lead Investigator, Augmented Intelligence & Precision Health Laboratory, McGill University Health Centre
  3. Mary Ackenhusen - Senior Executive in Residence, and Lead, Partnerships and Innovation Division, British Columbia Ministry of Health
  4. Dr. Tracie Risling - Interim Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
  5. Dr. Brendan Carr – President and CEO, Nova Scotia Health Authority
  6. Dr. Richard Reznick - Professor of Surgery and Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University, and Chair, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Task Force on AI and Emerging Digital Technologies

Stay tuned! Another webinar on this topic is being planned for early 2021. This next webinar will share lessons learned from Canadian health systems and innovators, who are already using AI to improve care.