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.
Discover how we can help you solve your digital health challenges.
Labs & Equipment
Our facilities host a wide range of hardware, software and digital assets.
My Stroke Team (MyST)
Researchers at McMaster University’s Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) developed My Stroke Team (MyST). They asked MEDIC to create an app for the program that would allow patients and their caregivers to communicate, make decisions and arrange care in their own homes and communities.Read more about MyST
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 about Innovation Lab
Immunization Connect Ontario
Ontario’s Ministry of Health, in partnership with Canada Health Infoway, asked MEDIC to design a key component of Ontario’s new immunization registry: a secure online system designed for use by parents that linked directly to the public health Panorama database.Read more about ICON
The research team at the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) asked MEDIC to consult on the technical feasibility, integration, and interoperability of the health eco-system for a seamless end-to-end patient and provider experience.Read more about SMArTVIEW
Navigating Privacy and Consent:
A guide for digital health start-ups
This white paper from MEDIC at Mohawk College will help you navigate privacy and consent regulations as you build your digital health start-up.
Doug Ward, General Manager, MEDIC
As the General Manager of MEDIC, Doug connects industry partners with MEDIC’s digital health expertise and leads a team of applied research staff and students. Before joining MEDIC in 2021, Doug was a partner at Deloitte, as part of the firm’s Global Investment and Innovation Incentives practice. He has 20 years of experience claiming research & development incentives, predominantly for information technology development projects, and a further 18 years designing, developing and implementing information technology solutions. Doug has extensive experience in project and quality management and has authored several methodologies and training presentations in this field.
Doug holds a BSc. Civil Engineering from the University of Natal, a Diploma in Datametrics from the University of South Africa and is a graduate from the Management Development Program at the University of Durban-Westville.
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.