The Coordinated Accessible National (CAN) Health Network is a national partnership comprised of leading Canadian health organizations, referred to as Edges, and companies across Canada. The Network works together to introduce new solutions into the health care system, and pave the way for Canadian businesses to scale not only across Canada, but globally.
We tackle market access barriers enabling Canadian health innovation companies to compete on a national and international level by providing companies with:
- Access to buyers’ sites to demonstrate the value of their technology
- Fast-tracked and scalable procurement utilizing existing guidelines
- An integrated marketplace allowing businesses to scale rapidly
The Edges identify market-ready needs for the Network and the best suited companies are selected and paired with an Edge who provides them with multi-level support to ensure optimal product market-fit. A national competitive procurement process is then launched where all of the Network’s members can procure the solution without having to repeat the process.
Ontario South is led by Trillium Health Partners (THP) in Mississauga, Ontario. THP is one of the largest community-based hospital systems in Canada and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, an associate member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network and home to the Institute for Better Health (IBH). St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton and Hamilton Health Sciences are both part of the Ontario South CAN Health Network.