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:

Recent Webinars

Implementing AI in Healthcare: Lessons Learned from Innovators and Early Adopters
Friday, January 22

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Summary: Implementing AI in Healthcare: Lessons Learned from Innovators and Early Adopters

This engaging webinar will provide timely insight into the implementation and impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the health care sector in Canada. Join in to learn how innovators and early adopters have harnessed AI in their organizations – to benefit patients, families, caregivers, providers, and the health system at large. Speakers will also talk about the implementation of AI during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Speaker Panel: 

Dr. Alison Paprica
Executive Advisor and Affiliate Scientist, Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences
Member of the Executive, Health Data Research Network Canada

Dr. Gerald Batist
Director, Segal Cancer Centre, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital
Director, McGill University Centre for Translational Research in Cancer

Dr. Alexandra T. Greenhill
Founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Careteam Technologies

Dr. Kendall Ho
Medical Director, HealthlinkBC Emergency iDoctors in-assistance (HEiDi), British Columbia Ministry of Health
Professor and Lead, Digital Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine

Stakeholders’ Perspectives: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) can and should be used in healthcare
November 30, 2020

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Summary: Stakeholders’ Perspectives: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) can and should be used in healthcare

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