The mHealth & eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC) conducts digital health applied research, provides advanced skill development services, and leads the design, development and testing of electronic medical records (EMR) systems, patient health records (PHR) systems, clinical assessment tools, and patient-facing mobile and web application development and device integration. MEDIC’s Digital Health User Experience Lab, the only one of its kind in southern Ontario, supports MEDIC’s usability research team to offer customized user-testing and validation of new and existing products and solutions.
Globally recognized for its expertise in Digital Health since 2009, MEDIC partners with government institutions, public health teams, clinician groups, researchers, NGOs, and commercial software vendors to accelerate the development of interoperable and secure healthcare IT solutions. MEDIC is Canada’s Digital Health Technology Access Centre.
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Labs & Equipment
Our facilities host a wide range of hardware, software and digital assets.
Global Health-tech company Hand-in-Scan™ invented a hand scanning system that is capable of identifying and recording the effectiveness of a healthcare worker’s handwashing technique. The company asked MEDIC to support them with their expansion into the North American market.Read More
Available between 2016-2020, The Innovation Lab, was a sandbox environment that allowed digital health developers to work through a significant part of their R&D development. eHealth Ontario (now Ontario Health) asked MEDIC to lead the creation of the simulated environment.Read More
The GERAS Centre for Aging Research developed a concept for an innovative digital health solution called the Fit-Frailty App: a customizable, interactive assessment tool. The research team asked MEDIC to provide the technical expertise needed to design and develop the app.Read More
MEDIC partnered with m-Health Solutions to improve cardiac care for heart disease and stroke patients. Using Alberta as a proving ground, m-Health Solutions worked with Mohawk College to test an innovative mobile cardiac monitoring device that can be remotely monitored in real-time.Read More
Andrew Norgate, General Manager, MEDIC
As General Manager of MEDIC, Andrew's role is to support the staff, students and industry partners engaged in applied research projects. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Technology from McMaster University and an Advanced Diploma of Technology from Mohawk College. He is currently completing his MSc in eHealth at McMaster University. Andrew began his career at IDEAWORKS in 2011 as co-op student focusing on Mobile App development. After graduating, he worked with a Hamilton-area software company, before returning to MEDIC in 2016 and taking on progressively more senior leadership roles within the innovation centre. Andrew has worked with dozens of digital health companies, leveraging his passion for healthcare and technology to solve practical challenges within the healthcare sector.
Thank you to our funding partners
MEDIC is part of IDEAWORKS, Mohawk’s active hub of applied research and innovation. IDEAWORKS accelerates Canadian and global innovation by supporting industry access to expert researchers, specialized facilities and world-class technologies.